My friend Jesse shared this poem with me and I just absolutely love it! Since reading it, I’ve been daydreaming about painting worms, compost magic, mycelium, decay and renewal soaked in ecstasy of simple but vital things – in a world often unseen or appreciated by most of us. Feeding the Worms by Danusha Laméris…
part 6: reciprocity as told by asters & goldenrods
Plants are our teachers. Goldenrod and asters teach us about reciprocity, and my plant paints tell the story.
part 4: eventually we all turn brown
Learning to love browns, and the joyful process of pulling deep dark pigments from the Eastern Black Walnut tree’s fruits!
impact vs. productivity
Today I woke up with anxiety over my giant to-do list and the weight of responsibility on my shoulders. This is normal for me, but this morning felt particularly heavy. So I did what I often do repeating to myself like a mantra….”You are not saving lives. It’s ok. If stuff doesn’t all get done…
40th year and 4 wonderful things
In my 40th year now, I have recognized 4 fabulous milestones and achievements that are making 40 look pretty fine!
Life and death are intertwined. I am reminded nearly everyday of the omnipresence of death, but the past few months have been heavy.
gardening is more than just growing things
Storytelling is a powerful way to build yourself, and community. I publicly shared this story, even though at the last minute I was apprehensive about doing it.
to bloom, you must first be a seed
The wisdom and process of a seed teaches us so much about ourselves. This is my seed story, literal and figurative.
migration & grief
Migration reminds us of the cycles of life, and can offer comfort in times of despair.
Tapping into hues that resonate with you, can be a powerful experience towards healing, well-being and connectedness to that which is far greater and vast than ourselves.