A wee bit easier

And then one day you realize that life is just a tiny bit easier. Some of the heavy slogging is behind you, some of the self doubt and second guessing is over, and suddenly the sun is shining a wee bit brighter.

It’s been a tough couple of months but maybe summer is ready to enter my heart ❤️

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Speak your story

Tell your story , out loud!

Too many people hide behind a smile, or a polite hello. They never let anyone see behind the mask.

How will they ever find their tribe? How will anyone know how great they are?

Be who you are, even if you’re a bit goofy.

But if you’re mean, go right ahead and keep that hidden. There’s enough of that in the world already thanks

Watch who you’re throwing shade at please

Someone made a few disparaging comments directed at me the other day. But here’s the thing;

A) I’m far from perfect

B) I’m aware of my imperfections

C) your opinions of my imperfections are just that, your opinion, see item B.

D) I care very little about your opinion of my imperfections

E) I’m working on my imperfections, are you?

F) more important than any of this is, aren’t the eyelashes on this sketch adorable?

☺️

Heroes

It would be interesting to discover how many children who waited in vain for a hero to come and save them became heroes themselves.

I bet a whole lot of children who were neglected, abused or assaulted decided to create a better world for someone else.

Decided to right the wrongs done to them by stepping in to make sure history didn’t repeat.

Rewrites the story for someone else.

There’s comfort in that for me

Adversity = Gratitude

It's been a tough summer

It rained through most of June.

There has been a multitude of "stuff"
Lots of little stuff
One or two big stuffs

But I know the best way out from under "stuff" is with gratitude
For sunshine ☀️, thank you for finally getting here.
For all the two legged and four legged beings
that care about me.
And of course grateful for Boysenberries
And sunflowers
🌻

Choices 

This is so much truer than I ever thought.

Life can change in the blink of an eye.

Good choices

Bad choices 

Unexpected happenstances 

Or just choosing to change the lens you view the world through.

Today, I’m choosing a farm ripened organic strawberry len

They call it summer love 

Beginnings and endings

There had been a lot of growth during this sketchbook. Both in skill set


The black and white was done about a year ago, the watercolor was done last night.

But also growth in intention. 

Growth in self control 

Growth in forward vision

While there is a slight melancholy about the ending of this sketchbook, there is great positive energy about what comes next.

What does come next?

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Honor beings


Walking to work there was a tiny dead baby mouse on the parking lot


The tiny mouse on the hard black top tugged at me and I was compelled to snap a photo.  Knowing she would feed some other hungry baby I left the mouse there. 

After sketching her, the art looked so bleak and for days it bothered me. So I changed the story and gave her an umbrella of flowers to rest under. 

Hopefully I do the same in life. 

Protect 

Nourish 

Give people a place to rest, or a strong shoulder to lean on

Hopefully 

Forgive 


We are so busy forgiving everyone for everything.

Are we remembering to forgive ourselves?

Especially for things we didn’t know we didn’t know?

Happy Solstice