The temps hit 80 here today, and I was surprised to have a middle-of-the-day date with my hubs. 💜 It was a good day. And random spots on our lawn are now purple with crocuses, because that's how we do spring bulbs, tossed like wild flowers. 💜 Are the blooms up around you?
I'm knee deep in pattern design. 😜 (it's actually a ton of fun and time is flying) Transforming my style and illustrations into whimsical repeat patterns is kind of amazingly gratifying. 💛 Can't wait to show some dancing fried eggs and grooving bacon patterns. 👌🏽 And the best way for me to come up with new art is when I'm procrastinating from something else. 💕 No worries, I'm working on being kinder to me. Let's be kinder to we (or, uhm, us). #parscaeliwords
Art gives us the chance to find our soul resonating in another. Thank you to this week's #womenartists for your work. Follow these nine artist and support more artists! #makemoreart
It's National Flower Day?! Well, then, I have a great excuse to post one of my favorite projects ever. 🌼 My daffodil wreath is still one of the most pinned/searched posts - search daffodil on Pars Caeli for the really easy DIY. 🌼 Where are my paper flower lovers at??! 🙋🏼 #parscaeli
"There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." ~Nelson Mandela 🌿 I am in the same place and also grateful for being somewhere new. You can cultivate yourself right where you are and notice the place you left no longer fits. Grow into a bigger pot. 🌱
Johnny Cash was noted as saying, "The more I learn, the more excited I get." And to that I say, ditto. 😊 Learning keeps me motivated to reach the next level. I'm just a teensy bit 👌🏽 addicted to gaining more information and more knowledge, to know all I can, to share what I know. 💕 How do you keep learning?? Keep excited? #parscaeliwords
My grandmother used to repeat, "growing old is not for sissies." She was a writer, a sewist, a small business owner, and a tough lady. I think she'd agree with me that owning your own business is not for sissies either. 💕 Taxes and late payments and cancelled projects. 💕 Good thing I come from a crop of strong women. It's so much work, my friends, but, holy cow, it IS worth it. #parscaeli
Gratitude > Luck. Believing and wearing it around today!! In stories you can see how pumped I am about my new @goodinstore tee. 🍀 Green on green ringer tee. 🌈 In gratitude for my small business, I'm looking to follow and support more women-owned small businesses!! ☘️ Know one?? Any industry. Tag them in the comments. Share the love in an old school Follow Friday kinda way!! 🙌🏽
I am in the business of kindness (yes, I made that a thing), and no great stride I have made has been done without the kindness of others. The helping hand has come as an introduction to someone else, a sweet note when I most needed it, an early gift of trust from someone I've just met. 💕 If you are reading this (or just looking at that awesome @spoonflower wallpaper by @thislittlestreet and my @goodinstore tee), THANK YOU. Your time is so valuable and your support is instrumental in my journey. 💕 Kindness is always needed. Thank you for sharing my work so generously. 😘😘 #parscaeli
"I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart." Van Gogh. Thank you for sharing what is on your mind and in your heart. Continuing our Wednesday series, here are 9 #womenartists you should follow and support!!
I heard these words from my friend, artist, and smarty pants pal, @emily_jeffords at the #makerssummit and I've been rolling them around in my head (ever do that?). 💕 She embodies this so well - building enthusiasm, expressing her love for her process, and showing details and experiences that she loves in her art. 💗 It is deeply contagious. Are you optimistic about your work? 😘 #parscaeliwords #emilyjeffords
I know I should be all KonMari and minimalist, but I finally created the best project with these rainbow streamers - after owning them for three years!!😱🌈 and it feels so good. 💫 Thoughtful hoarders, unite!! 👊🏼 My work here is done. If you've seen my IG stories you know what's up. See the project this week on @thelandofnod 's blog. ☘️🌈💚