this is how i get to the post office with my orders. today was the second trip of the week. i always grin as i ride my trusty bike down the road, full to the brim with goodies to send off. it just makes me glad. glad to be riding my green bike. glad to have baskets on the back. glad for the support. glad for by little bell. i heart by my bike.
sometimes i feel like i’m stalking my friend stephanie lee, always wanting to be first to see what she’s made and grab it for myself. i came home from art&soul with these beauties and i’ve worn them everyday since. you can’t see it in this photo, but inside the bezels are little images of eggs. i took stephanie’s class and made a ring that i love, love, love but i can’t seem to get a good photo of it. you can see her version here
i made this fun nina knotty double bracelet in nina’s class. i love the autumn colors of the pearls and the rustic-ness of the knots. be sure to take a nina class when you can. you’ll melt into her easy and soulful personality.
i bought a katie kendrick original. love her folk paintings. love the vibrancy. she is a warm soul and i’m happy to support her talent that speaks from her heart.
made by nina…a lovely necklace. the compass is just so cool. once i got it home and put it around my neck, it reminded me of this post
i wrote a few months ago…about my internal compass. i was struggling then, learning my way out of something hard, but my spiritual compass, my heart, led the way. so, thank you nina, for a meaningful necklace. i’m so glad i bought it.
i am trying to keep up with myself and with my goals for the week. did i mention that i gave up my job? yes, yes i did. it’s been coming down the pipe for awhile, something i’ve been considering and waiting for. i will still work a day here and there, but the steady schedule and paycheck are gone. it feels a bit risky and strange to be supporting us (esp while john finishes grad school) without either of us having official paychecks from corporate america, but my instinct says this is a good and smart decision. for me. it’s part of saying YES to an artful living and it’ll allow me to continue saying yes to art projects and opportunities without the craziness of a seemingly dual life with scheduling conflicts. medical social work will always have a spot in my conscious, and i will always support the profession, but i’m moving on with dreams big and wide and deep with meaning.
another leap. feels damn good the more i settle into the knowing that one small step leads to another one..and here i am. thank you to to everyone who has made this decision possible for me. my heart feels big with gratitude. i’d also like to give a shout out to my dear friend kat, who also left her job this week, while she continues to live and support herself as a kick ass filmmaker in austin. dreams are real. and possible.