S p r i n g ... ing out. Just arrived back home, and evan though the temp at Molde was warmer than here I was welcomed by theese #magnolias ... always good to be home. Now a quick shower, a big glass of wine and some TV (streaming #thevoice ). Love from #audhildshome
Ahhhh, watercolors....it’s been a long, long time. Though I don’t think we will ever be the best of friends, I hope we can someday learn to get along!!! Magnolias in my Stillman & Birn sketchbook, for #studioworkscreativeacademy 💗.
H O P E
After the snow melts, everything looks like a muddy, wet dog around here. Hopeless. I think about some very important people in my life right now. A few I rarely see. I think about my positively bright spirited & soulful friend @amybrett222 who is desperately searching for her lost @marleypking We are all at the edge of our seat waiting & hoping for good news. We constantly think about our very sweet yet kick ass friend @drios81 Kaylee who is shaking & karate kicking neuroblastoma with everything she’s got. Life can be muddy, no? We all hope for different things at different phases of our lives. I am thankful how much I’ve learned these past few weeks about gratitude and hope. I go on these long walks 5 times a week to clear my head & appreciate fresh air. Yesterday, everything on my walk looked muddy. Even my mind was muddy. I couldn’t think clearly, nothing was going as I’d hoped, and I just needed to clear my head. I get a text from my friend @stepgoodman “You free for a walk today?” So, we FaceTime during our walk since she’s in FL 😢 now. We share & compare. That’s how we flow. She talks about manatees, I talk about the crow cawing in my ear. She tells me how one of her kids is making new friends. I share how one of my kids is a good friend no matter what 😢. Then, our focus shifts and this conversation becomes more than just shootin’ the 💩. Life is muddy but now let’s see if we can start to rinse a few things off. She talks. I listen. I look down and see these vibrant colored seeds that had fallen from a massive magnolia tree. I found hope in what she was telling me. Hope in the things I cannot control. And, acting on the things I can. I want to share details but I respect my children and their privacy. And, as much as I’m annoyed and disappointed in others, I respect their privacy as well. But, I will say this. Anyone who knows our kids (as imperfect and PIA they can & will be sometimes) knows our kids are raised how to treat others kindly and respectfully. Rafi’s coming along but she’s getting there. 😂 #truefriends#bekind#choosekind#letgo#magnolias#acorn#jentography#keepitreal#afterthesnow#beyourself#hope#keepmovingforward