Tuesday, July 22, 2014

mini (artful) dreamcatchers!

These mini dream catchers have been added to my etsy shop, friends!
Available here

Monday, July 21, 2014

Blue Mountains

My love and I spent the last three glorious days taking in as much of the Blue Mountains as we possibly could. Oh, the wildflowers, sunsets, and forests! Some of the prettiest I've ever seen.

Eastern Oregon is a 6 hour journey from home, and each minute in the car together felt like heaven. We listened to our favorite music, stocked up on delicious snacks, held hands, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. It was the perfect beginning to our long weekend adventure. <3

We slept beneath the stars and listened to the wind howl at night, and were greeted early in the morning by deer and elk coming to drink from the small pond nearby.

We roamed the wild and untamed forests. He found a giant hawk feather and I picked a bouquet of wildflowers.

It was the kind of trip you wish would never end.



Have you ever experienced something so incredibly amazing that days or even months later, you can still feel the experience, deep in your bones?

As I sit here typing these words, it's as though I'm a different person than I was one month ago. I'm in the same little loft studio as before, drinking more coffee than I should; the twinkle lights are plugged in as always, but my heart and soul have grown. They've seen and heard and been inspired more than ever before.

My mama and I took a road trip to Washington in June to see possibly one of the most amazing bands my ears have ever heard.

And as we stood there, I was in complete awe of these musicians.
Their passion. I could feel it- really feel it.

It inspired me to re-kindle the passion that was once inside me, from the little flicker of light that's there now, into a giant growing flame.

Sometimes we need to take a step back and remember why we started- and work on getting back to that place. Where the love pushed you to move forward with reckless abandon. Through the exhaustion, criticism, failures. Find the passion again <3.

When I listen to this music now, I bet I'll always be transported back to that hot summer night where I learned again the power of truly loving what I do.


Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pathless Woods

I'm so thrilled to share this custom dream catcher with you- such a joy to create!

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods
there is a rapture on the lonely shore
there is a society where none intrudes
by the deep sea
and music in it's roar;
I love not man less, but nature more.
 -George Gordon Byron