the beauty of space…

Happy October! A new month means a new Mama Mantra over at The Creative Mama. I may have mentioned before, but the mantras always come from something I am working on, working through, or seeing clearly for myself in any given time. It’s in that beautiful way that the mantras choose me. This month’s mantra is something that I have been seeing the manifestation of in really, incredibly profound ways as of late. I hope you enjoy…

skein + paint {v.38}…


left: Maegan / right: Dana

I so love the soft antiquity of this week’s pairing! Happy Monday, friends!

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

being seen and heard…

I can’t remember how, in this great big blogging world, that my path crossed with Vibeke’s…but it has been a blessing ever since. Her blog is lovely and chock full of inspiration. When she asked if I would do an interview feature, I felt like a giddy little girl screaming “yes”! She asked such amazing, thought provoking questions that answering them was very therapeutic and life affirming. She got the root of a lot of things…and I love how she pulled that all out of me. So if you’d like to learn a little more about me, you can check out that interview here. But you should add her blog to your reading list, regardless…you will be infinitely grateful that you did!

skein + paint {v.37}…

 left: Dana / right: Maegan

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Skein + Paint is a collaboration between two friends who share a love of color, texture, and art. Their idea was simple: that the crossing and mixing of various art forms would inspire something more. By using each other’s work as inspiration, they would stretch within their own work, gain insight into how others view that work, and inspire themselves and others toward future work. Creating in their respective mediums, each week one of them will have provided an image as a prompt and the other will have interpreted that prompt. Dana will be bringing images to life by hand with pencils, paints, pens, etc. Maegan will be working with yarn coupled with photography. The image that was the prompt will be featured on the left and the image that was the interpreted response will be on the right.

be the change…

I was working on next month’s Mama Mantra for The Creative Mama when I realized that I had forgotten to post September’s mantra here. This month holds a bit of a fill-in-your-own-blank challenge to be the change we wish to see in the world on really personal, day to day levels.  I so deeply believe in the message this month that I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to spread it around a little more! Please hop over to TCM and read this month’s message. There are also some journaling prompts and a link to download a pdf printable that you can hang anywhere you might need a reminder.

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