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“We loved with a love
that was more than love.”
—Edgar Allan Poe
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first peonies of 2018

I used to think “real” art came directly from real life. For example, “real” artists painted portraits of real people in real time. And real still lifes were painted from real fruit in front of you, on a table. A “real” artist took something in front of them and translated it through a brush or pencil or crayon.
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And even though I accepted the fake flaw in literally every other artist I’ve met, I would not accept it in myself. Those kinds of thoughts are paralyzing to creativity.
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Until.
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I realized that emotions and memories can be translated through medium. Feelings and seasons too. Surely art is more than just a photo-realistic portrait. Early this week, I pulled out my untouched primary tubes of gouache and started to unintentionally mix them into the colors of the beautiful Rhododendron I’ve been sharing much of my days in Connecticut with. The glossy dark green leaves, the bright magenta buds, the pinky peach blossoms striped with lemon yellow, and the light blue sky lined in spring’s bright green foliage. This is a season of newness in my life, of bright mornings and a tiny bit of stark contrast, of the familiar loneliness + isolation of motherhood at home, but mostly bold + bright days of these colors and inspiration.
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This is a palette, colored by May 2018, from my life. Each hue and tone taken straight from my heart. It’s real life without mimicking real shapes.
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I finished a little piece for @takeupandread’s online summer study launching soon, and if this palette is enticing, you’ll love the new work happening there.

Thursday...🌸|| Coffee, pastries and a walk in the park with @tiffany_and_ro was a pretty good way to spend our Thursday. Now for another 4 nights of solo parenting while Scott is off home to get our house ready for selling! #thursday #isitmondayyet #soloparentingfuntimes

#inspiration #livingroom #home #inspohome #shabbychic #farmhousestyle #farmhouse #homedecor #shabbychicdecor #scandinaviandesign
#super_shabby_channel #homedecoration #shabbychic #infertilitasprogram #daily_photoz #your_life_etc #still_life_gallery #momentsofmine #littlestoriesofmylife #homeinspo #homeinspiration #homeinterior #inspirasirumah #rumahdiatasrumah #cornerofmyhome

Proses kehamilan itu keajaiban Tuhan , dianugerahkan hanya kepada mereka yang di kehendakinya, ada ribuan cara Tuhan dalam menjawab doa doa kita untuk mendapatkan keturunan.... sebagian dari kita di berikan petunjuk dan di gerakkan hatinya , sebagian lagi di berikan petunjuk namun tidak di gerakkan hatinya dan bahkan ada yang sama sekali tidak di berikan petunjuk dan tidak di gerakan hatinya... Tidak ada satu halpun yang terjadi secara kebetulan, semuanya akan melalui proses dan tahapan atas usaha yang di lakukan ketika kita menggapai anugerahnya ... Jangan hanya menunggu keajaiban dan berkutat dengan pertanyaan kapan dia ada dalam rahimku ?

I swear to you, there are divine things more beautiful than words can tell. ~ Walt Whitman #rockymountainnationalpark #alpinelake #glasspond #skypond #reflection #tbt #throwbackthursday #hikingvibes #hikingviews #earthescope #everything_imaginable

I actually did love Taipei when I first moved to Taiwan and lived there for six years. But, priorities change and what you want out of life changes as well. And I am happy and content where I am right now. It's more laid back, less of a rat race, and I love the fact that I can embrace more of the culture and beauty of the island. .
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#clickinmoms #cameramama #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #uniteinmotherhood #momswithcameras #mytinymoments #petitejoys #seekthesimplicity #documentyourdays #our_everyday_moments #pursuepretty #livecolorfully #thehappynow #visualsoflife #momentslikethese  #darlingweekend #enjoythelittlethings #theartofslowliving #littlestoriesofmylife #momentsofmine #thelittlethings #takemethere #ig_asia #fromwhereistand #huffpostgram #enjoylife #postitfortheaesthetic #lbloggers #artoninstagram

Today I filled my cup ✨ i have so much gratitude for the space + energy I received to get in touch with my body and nurture myself. A massage + chakra healing highlighted that my solar plexus (the energy center of the body that rules identity, empowerment, will, self worth) is receiving tons of spiritual energy but not sending it out. Apparently it’s getting held in my spleen.
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Also my feet have not been super engaged. Which feels strange with all the time I’ve been spending in the garden + the sunshine. So tonight, I walked in the warm spring air to have drinks with a friend. I came across the most lovely lilac bush. It made me this of you @maribethhelen and I thought maybe it was time to do some reconnection while this beautiful flower is still in bloom.
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When I got home I put together a little lilac foot soak with some hot water, Himalayan salts + floated lilacs. It was heavenly. Looks like some more focused chakra work in the coming weeks. Do you have any favorite techniques for solar plexus healing?
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#selfcare #selflove #momentsofmine #himalayansalt #botanicalpickmeup #thursdayvibes #lilacs #bedeeplyrooted #myeverydaymagic #chakrahealing #chakras #livefullyalive #littlestoriesofmylife #treatyourself #bodywork #holistichealth #lovelysquares #intuition #underthefloralspell #flashesofdelight #vibratehigher #holistichealing #mybeautifulmess #blooooms #simplemoments #instagood #bepresent #instagood #makemoments #nourishtoflourish

At work, we were doing impressions of each other + one of the guys in a high squeaky voice said, “oh no... do you need some oils??” Pretending to be me! 😂😂⠀
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It was hilarious, because it was true!! I’ve gained the reputation as the crazy oil lady at work. I have no shame.⠀
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Another friend recently said, “she’s the worst, because she used to not believe in them + then had a revival. So now she is obsessed.” Again... no shame.⠀
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I’m not here to tell you how to live your life + I am not even here to sell you something (I don’t sell oils.) but if you are wanting to know what my secret is to a healthier, happier version of myself my answer is water (lots + lots of water) + essential oils.⠀
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These are my 3 go-to blends that I keep in my purse at all times. They’ll change your life.⠀
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If you want to know more, you can DM me + I can connect you to the resources I’ve used to learn more about oils + where I buy them from. And we can talk about how my health + my body changed when I started my shift to plant-based care.⠀
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If oils aren’t your thing... I’ll cheer you on too. I’m just here to endorse the healthiest, happiest, version of you. Whatever that looks like!⠀
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#essentialoils #youngliving #plantbasedcare #oillife #theresanoilforthat #workfriends #communitymatters #plantlady #verilymoment #littlestoriesofmylife #fromwhereIstand #homerunwell #itsyourhomerunitwell #georgiablogger #lifestyleblogger #christianblogger #instablogger #thehappynow #liveauthentic #joyinthelittlethings #theEverygirl #blessed

The weekend's almost here! That means I can mentally switch off work mode and turn on my study mode. The coolest thing about learning a new language for me is it keeps my curiosity engaged and it rocks when words, phrases, sentences begin to make sense (especially when so many other things in life don't).⠀

어렵지만 한국어 공부를 너무 좋아요.

Editing away at manuscript for my publisher. Distracted by this dancing light on my corner of favorite things. Mitra sighs behind me. Birds chirp and cackle. Radio scanners beep, shoes step. Pigeons coo. Spring!

05.24.2014 ❤️
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