I tend to be free-spirited and can not stand to feel boxed in and scheduled. My tendency has always been to do things as I feel like it. Some things must be tended to regularly, especially when you have a family, like meals, laundry, and karate practice. Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and panic attacks (though the latter is improving), I have my physical limitations as well.
With that being said, it is my chief aim in life to make my home a place of beauty and inspiration, and a peaceful haven. I am continually evolving as a woman and keeper of the cottage. Ten years ago, I read Simple Abundance for the first time and my life was forever changed. I had discovered what made my heart burn with passion. I wanted to write!
Never before had the written word touched me in such a way, but I squashed it down with excuses and self-criticism. The glowing embers quietly burned within me, patiently waiting for me to step outside of my comfort zone, let go of my excuses, hush my fears and simply begin!
My inspirations are many. I inherited a love of music and reading from my Mama. Nature soothes my soul and invokes in me the sacred out of the ordinary. I am drawn to beautiful images and photography. I sketch, make collages, ATCs, cross-stitch, and embroider. I am a novice gardener. I sing and make up silly songs out of conversational phrases at the drop of a hat.
On a more practical level, I tackle home improvements myself as finances allow. I concoct potions as I learn more about home remedies and homemade cleaning agents. I try new recipes and turn humble meals into feasts. I am finding the home is a well-spring of inspiration. I write about what I know...my life.
My life is my art!