My Sanctuary

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I feel that how you choose to start your day can have an effect on how it ends. And that means from the moment you wake up. How are you feeling? Who do you interact with? What do you read or watch? What do you eat? Where are you? These are all factors that will help play out your day and direct you down a particular path.

This morning I decided to drink my tea outside and listen to the birds. I walked out to two blue jays looking for food then focused on what was around me. So many beautiful sounds. I sat on our patio steps and just took them all in, as I watched a cardinal and a mourning dove find seeds on the grass. The leaves slowly fell from the trees as squirrels jumped from the branches and a variety of birds perched from flying. I appreciated the faint cool breeze that kissed my skin. I looked up as a few seagulls flew over our home and listened as they talked to each other and heard geese in the distance. This was the kind of morning I need everyday. Peaceful, calm and with nature. It just puts so many things into perspective.

This feeling I have right now is something I never want to end. Mother Earth is and will always be my sanctuary. Happy Sunday!

Portfolio: Logo Design for The Whimsy Days

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A pretty little logo I created for Piyali of @thewhimsydays to represent her company. I’ve been working with her on branding and designing her homeschool curriculum, which is awesome. It’s been great teaming up with her again after creating her wedding stationery several years ago. I’m so happy she reached out for this amazing project. On to the website next! Can’t wait for you all to see what’s brewing when Piyali is ready to launch!

Surround Yourself with Beauty

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It’s no secret I love animals. And here at our house I try to do al I can so all the earthlings who visit are comfortable, fed and happy. We have a handful of bird feeders around for our flying friends and I’ve been learning so much about the species who come. It’s pretty awesome. And we also have a squirrel feeder so maybe the cuties will stop bombarding the birds spaces, lol. In any case, I leave special treats for them there. We had a box turtle hanging out on the side of our house for awhile but I’m not sure he’s there anymore. I welcome all animals and enjoy seeing them daily. @ashlieredmond was just talking about how we need to surround ourselves with beauty right now. And that’s exactly what I’m doing. Inviting these beautiful creatures to our property so I can continue to be filled with joy. I just love each and every one of them.

Magic Realism

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I read about 5 books a day with our son Elliot every night and visit the library each week to take out a huge stack for us. I really love our bedtime reading routine. Every now and then we will come across a book that we both are impressed it, whether it’s the art or the story. The other night we looked through Imagine a Place and both were in awe of the paintings. They really stirred up Elliot’s imagination and that’s what I hope to do. He’s never seen art like this and he was definitely interested. Artist Rob Gonsalves is a new fave now. And magic realism? Yes, please. Here are a few from the book we loved.