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April 25, 2011

picture + mixed media painting

happy monday! i hope you all had a fabulous easter weekend. i had a lovely time with family. my husband and i did not buy easter baskets and bunnies this year (too busy). and it actually felt kind of nice. the day felt a little less commercial. we celebrate the day for other reasons that have nothing to do with little candy chicks. and it didn’t really feel much like easter with two inches of snow on the ground when we woke up. but i just liked giving myself permission to not have to follow the rules. so many times we feel bound to a holiday because it is what we are supposed to do, how we grew up or worried by how disappointed our children will be. we might do eggs next year, but this year it felt nice to declutter our lives from the cheap eggs and baskets that usually get thrown away a week later.

i am super excited because we got all of the dirt in and beds built for a summer veggie garden. i have no idea what i am doing, but i am overjoyed at the thought of growing my own garden. growing up i have memories of picking pumpkins in our backyard and the one summer we had so many strawberries that we didn’t know what to do with them all.

onto other business matters, i have been thinking a lot about the look and feel of my blog and website. i have been battling what i want my tagline to be for over a year now. i could never decide what i wanted, so i just left it blank. i am still struggling with it. i want people to see in one phrase what my blog and business is all about. finding beauty in the broken places is one option, but i am totally open to suggestions. so if you have any ideas, i would love to hear them.

10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2011 9:31 am

    How about – “painting beauty in the broken places”

  2. Traci permalink
    April 25, 2011 1:46 pm

    I love that for your tagline. Finding beauty in the broken places. I opened this email just now and it just spoke to me so much. There are so many broken places and broken people in my lives right now and that’s all I can do to get through. Look for the beauty and change whatever I have the power to change into something beautiful. Thanks for the reminder. Much gratitude.
    Peace and love…Traci

  3. April 25, 2011 2:06 pm

    I think finding beauty in the broken places is perfect. ❤

  4. daveconrey permalink
    April 25, 2011 3:10 pm

    Kinda seems like a no-brainer here. I’m in agreement with the masses.

  5. April 26, 2011 6:08 am

    hmmm….how about discovering beauty despite brokenness 🙂

  6. April 26, 2011 10:14 am

    This is a beautiful painting! Love the colors…it really speaks to me!

  7. April 26, 2011 10:21 pm

    Beauty in broken places … tells the story.
    It is real and truthful with who you are, where you came from, and how you got to where you are now. :]

  8. April 27, 2011 8:54 pm

    i love this painting and the tag line 🙂 fabulous.

  9. ann dickey permalink
    April 28, 2011 8:17 pm

    sorry to hear the kiddos are sick. it is going around!! my first comment~ but i have read your blog for weeks. finding beauty in broken places~~ that would be my vote too. it represents your mission so well. i love this new painting. you truly have a gift~ and i so enjoy seeing your work.
    i have tried a few of your techniques from your videos~ so fun and free. looking forward to learning and seeing more.

    • April 29, 2011 7:10 am

      thanks ann! and thanks for leaving a comment. i can’t wait until we can get together and paint!!!

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