my heart is so very full these days. i'm feeling exhausted yet energized. it's so strange - i'll be so completely worn out by the end of the day, but the moment i focus my mind on painting, i start to come alive again. it makes for very (very) long days/nights - but so worth it.
around these parts, lately:
i've been meeting fellow creatives.
i've been trading art. this is a warrior rock, painted by the amazing catina jane. i love it so much i even carry it in my coat pocket.
she sent me a whole package filled to the brim with goodness. i kid you not, i held back tears when i opened it! i promise, more photos of her amazing work soon! this is a necklace by her. it takes my breath away. hello, brave. (hello, awesome.)
i've been decorating the nest with little bursts of holiday cheer.
this is a peek at my loot, scored from crafty wonderland. last sunday, i spent the whole day with a dear girl - we shared coffee, we dreamed, we talked of ideas for an amazing collaboration (think art + jewelry, eeek!). it was wonderful!
i've practiced being brave...this time, for the minor mouth procedure i'll be getting done in january after our insurance kicks in. after my periodontist consulatation i rewarded myself with a treat in the form of an eggnog latte. man, i'm addicted.
but look how cute this dutch bros lid is!
i've been savoring peaceful moments at home.
and loving every minute of this magical time of year.
much love to you, friends!