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Jaimee Ulmer  Mixed Media Artist. Writer. Boy Mom x3...tattoo collector, moon lover, potty mouth, success story. Woman reinvented, making the chaos countπŸ”₯✨🌊


#thursday3 w/@rukristin (on Friday)... 1) I adore this curtain I hung in the doorway to my studio. Every entrance is "An Entrance," and it's like parting and going beyond The Veil to my sacred inner sanctum. Closing it behind me feels effing fantastic. 2) I can tell that I've been taking care of everyone but me this summer. My tolerance is lowww. I'm licking my wounds again like they are fresher, and that infuriates me. I need my routine back. 3) Currently: Better Call Saul πŸ“Ί. 'Material Girl, Mystical World' πŸ“š, and Phoria's 'Volition' album 🎢

Friday words, by @herstrangeangels ❀... because this. This journey is long and deep and hot. It's taking me down. It's stripping me to my foundation... but it's done so in an ebb and flow - smoldering, warm embers or a six foot high, blistering inferno - depending on what it needs to move, shift, shed light on, or turn to ash. I'm near the void, and looking forward to being in the root, where the wonder of growth happens. Fertile ground. Feeding into the clear space. Yes, please and thank you. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯✨🌱

I mean, I can't keep making excuses to avoid the treadmill with theeese 😍. It took me MONTHS to decide which running shoes to replace my worn-out ones with. It was as agonizing as stroller research (or maybe it's just me πŸ™ƒ). I finally went with - same brand, same color πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - but with a whisper of rose gold, cause I'm crushing on it lately. Adventurous, I know 😏. @urbansirenllc is inspiring me to get my wolf on the run again, and that starts with shoes that don't have holes in them πŸ‘

I reached that point. Of creative desperation... that stumbling parched through the desert-kind, where you have not fed into your well and are starting to turn into a zombie of moodiness... so I hid behind the curtain to my studio, and defaulted to fingerpainting galaxies... trying hard to ignore the dribbling basketball four feet away, the Phineas & Ferb marathon in the next room, the cat relentless to sit in my lap *right now*, the dogs in and out of the curtain every 90 seconds... I, at long last, at least, made this, and it maybe loosened my valve a half turn. #yearofcreativehabits #offtrack #havenwood365v1

Monday words, via @1242crew... because my art sister @stitchandletter shared this with me 😘, and how accurately these words describe my journey through fire, the birth of my writing account, the JD Salinger quote I have tattooed on my arm - "It's history. It's poetry."... it's a reminder that glorious and vivid brilliance can come out of the intensely brutal and turbulent refining process. There IS beauty in the chaos. Thanks Nietzsche πŸ”₯✨❀

#thursday3 w/@rukristin... 1) I have been printing my IG feed via Chatbooks, and then deleting some very old posts along the way. I came across one that said "this is my 4,000th post!" 🀀...so I guess I have deleted more than I thought πŸ˜‚. Bye to all the blog, homeschool, glutenfree, planner girl, and currently posts... and various other random ones like brussel sprouts and coffee cups 😏. I have them in print form✌. 2) We had our dogs at a kennel over the fourth, and they returned to us in quite poor health and we will NEVER use that kennel again because WTF. Hazel likely has canine flu plus blew the blood vessel in one eye (either from a trauma or sneezing SO hard), and Luna is currently very ill with hemorrhaging gastroenteritis πŸ˜’πŸ€•. Vet said she is critical but allowing us to treat her as outpatient because she is so sensitive and easily stressed. Mama Bear Nurse Mode for our sweet pups β€πŸΆπŸ•. 3) I'm *thinking* about getting back to my running regime. Haven't done so since that muscle injury, and then summer break hit and there was traveling and *insert all the excuses here*... yep. -ish.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹πŸ˜œ

This page spread, from when I was sorta keeping up with #havenwood365v1, was inspired by Clairity's "exorcism" 🎢. That song was my personal anthem for a bit. It's awesome.

You know when you get a stellar rhythm going on life and then it gets shaken up like a snowglobe and you're like - waaait, come baaack? I'm so missing regular art time 😭, and kinda losing my shit at not having quiet and uninterrupted space to create OUT all the crazy biz goin on up in my head. I purchased room dividing curtains to draw closed on the opening to my studio, and am looking forward to just shutting myself off in there and taking some deep, messy, mixed-media breaths... with headphones on, and loud enough music to drrown out the short dude who plays basketball inmyhouse on the wood floor for hours a day πŸ˜¨πŸ˜’πŸ™ƒ.

Tuesday words, via @butterfliesandpebbles... Because heck.YEAH. The thing about "Becoming Fire" is - you burn through all your own bullshit, till all that's left is your truth - shining like a beacon, like a signal, like a celebration. Set it on fire and stoke it up good, because it's work that MATTERS. There are weary ones behind you who need to see - it's OK to get down and dirty round that pit of darkness, feeding all the kindling and hot breath from the bottom of your being into the light that's inside of you. Light it up. You hold the match, babe.

P.s. Occasional writings are over at @throw.it.in.the.sea 🌊✌

Treasures from the bay that came home to Georgia with me... plus two bottles of ocean water 🌊

Full moon words, via @womenwhorunwiththemoon (by @noor_unnahar ❀)... Because burn, yearn, and learn, babyπŸ”₯✨

#thursday3 w/@rukristin (on Friday)... 1) Last days at the bay are for leisurely and bouncy-breezy rides on beach cruisers + fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese + prosecco + vintage star wars puzzles... 2) let's not mention laundry roundups and goodbyes, because... 3) one more sunset on the sand ❀

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