I've been trying to add more facial expressions with my characters, but I love the sassy, no BS look the best.
Door number 47. Is it too soon to be putting out wreaths and pumpkins? Fall is definitely my favorite too!!
The problem with following people online is that you constantly feel like everyone is doing something awesome. Sometimes we see other people in their highlight reel, or doing things they are really good at and we associate that to them being a “Super Mom”, or insert any noun to be a “Super _____."
But what I propose is this: What makes someone super are the things that they are passionate about, the things that get them excited, the things that keep them up at night, the things that they talk about and think about. THAT is what makes them a "super" person.
If you are drawn to somebody else’s life and what they are doing well, that may be a good indicator that YOU have the deep desire to get something done, YOU have the desire to impact someone, YOU have the desire to create something, and maybe you just don’t act on it! Maybe you are too afraid. Maybe you said you will do it tomorrow, next year, etc. I did that for SO many years..
Ask yourself “what makes ME super? What are the things that I am passionate about?” Everybody has something inside of them, but the intensely hard part is to ACTUALLY live it out. I think what draws us to someone else’s “super”, is when there is something in you that you are hiding or covering up or not acting on. You are drawn to the fact that deep down inside, you know there is more for you..
Maybe what you are resonating with is that YOU want to be doing something more. Stop waiting to not feel scared (it will never happen) and just try something new. It doesn't have to be huge, just something slightly out of your comfort zone. Just take a step forward. Create that super person you want to be and that you see in other people. Comparing yourself won’t get you there!!
Everybody has their “thing” that makes them Super, and it’s all the other things that you don’t see that makes them human just like you . Everyone has the “Super” inside of them, maybe it’s your time to act on it and start moving towards it..
Wanna know a secret?⠀
On the other side of that door, ya know the one behind the sparkles, my living room is a disaster.⠀
In fact, if I were to pan the camera around, the whole apartment would be a mess of art supplies, half-filled notebooks, and sewing machines, reminders of all the projects I started but haven’t finished.⠀
I’ve always been that way. The ideas come easy and in a rush of enthusiasm, but the perseverance to follow through seems always out of reach.⠀
I’m working on this, one project at a time, but I want you to know that I’m a work in progress. And if you’re at all like me, don’t feel bad. We’ll get there, pal 💛 #honestysociety
Would you consider sharing one way in which you’re a work in progress? In an IG post or story? Hashtag it #honestysociety
and I would love to give you the biggest shoutout and high five on my own story. ⠀
Let’s start building a community of honest babes who unveil the struggles and encourage one another in perseverance. 💛✨⠀
I don’t hide the fact that I have anxiety. In many ways part of my healing is through sharing my experiences here, and with those close to me. I don’t do this in hopes that people will understand what I’m going through, or reach out with comfort (although it is always appreciated and valued), but more so that anyone reading a long might, if even for a minute, not feel isolated by their own experiences.
Anxiety has a way of making us forget all support systems, coping mechanisms, and often rationality, and for the breath in me - I can’t release my body from the stale emptiness within my lungs. And today, was one of those day; in all its darkest glory. But as I stated earlier, I am HEALING from something that can never be fully healed. It’s a part of my story, and dormant in my body, just some days, it decides to wake up.
Creativity takes courage ~ Henry Matisse \\ It’s been a week head down in a stack of pages that once printed and bound will be my next book—the most beautiful thing I’ve ever created to date, besides my children, the work I’m more proud of that anything. It’s meant making hard choices, both in the page and off. It’s meant a year plus of giving this sweet girl a taste of what it means to be under pressure, to not always be sure, but to hope and wish and try and give deeply for something you believe in. This week, especially, but in truth every step of the way she’s been the one keeping me going. This week we had hours and hours together where I had to be silent and fix and tweak and think while she played, quietly by my side—through her days off and afternoons after school and straight through dinners and bedtimes. She did the hard things. She held in her tears. She smiled. Tonight, her little heart couldn’t anymore and she cried in my arms about the things in her life—a much tougher classroom and tons more homework and trying hard, so hard, but not always living up. This week, for the first time, I realize that she understands more than she doesn’t about my world. That the things she worries and thinks about are more like the things I worry and think about than they are different. There are still dolls and fairies and make believe and innocence, but more and more we have our things: a stop for green juice and a Yoga break and music and our deep desire to make and create something beautiful—something beautiful the world will appreciate and love and understand, in common. I still have hours of work ahead of me tonight—one more night of it—and tonight I ate cereal for dinner for the first time since maybe college, and I will go celebrate another friend’s book tomorrow looking worn and unrested, but somewhere in all that is a deep peace that in large part, I attribute to this girl right here. I’ll finish this beautiful book, not just for her, but because of her. 💘
#thatsdarling #postthepeople #nothingisordinary #thepursuitofjoyproject #makeportraits #ohheymama #thehappynow #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #motherhoodrising #livemoremagic
There is plenty in my life that I’m super happy about, but there’s always more I can strive for and welcome into my life. And today I want more. I want more girl boss friends, more help renovating our little cabin and more time just to meditate. I know none of this is going to change overnight (like I have a tonne of staining to do before the frost hits 😳), but I’m sharing out loud on social media, to give me an extra push into making good on this. What about you, friend, what do you want more of?
“We’re all just walking each other home.” My roommate, my friend, my mentor is nearing the end of her time on this side of the veil. I needed good photos of her for my ancestral altar, because she's a babe, and I love her.
Ryan's cancer is incurable, but we have a treatment plan that we're trying to raise money toward. Please contribute if you can, and if not please share via the link in my bio.
Photos by @jillhylandphoto
As autumn rolls in, so has a whole lot of newness. A new city with new favorite coffee shops, bookstores and street corners. New neighborhoods and commutes. Projects and schedules. A new life with another human. But it’s my favorite human. So really, the important things have remained the same.
Some sun wall hangings drying out on plaster in the studio. The last time I made these I was heavily pregnant and in my anxiety to get work finished off before Harry arrived, I put the bisque kiln on too early...most of them exploded as they weren’t quite dry, but at least I got one for Harry (my very own sun/son 🌞)
Two more days until Fall arrives, visit the shop for handmade wreaths and fall arrangements. 🍂🏵️
Heyyy, the @apexmountainschool
social media is finally good to go! Follow us! I made a video about the whole thing if you like to hear me talk a lot go watch it...
Las redes de @apexmountainschool
ya están listas por fin! Hice un video sobre todo, si te gusta escucharme hablar anda verlo...
Love me a mermaid. 🧜 Don't know what I should name her though. Any suggestions?
Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by intrusive thoughts of how you’re perceived. It may not be what everyone thinks about you, but what about your loved ones? Or people you admire? Or it could be Joe and Sally up the street. Or your mom. Or your colleagues. Or random trolls on the internet who somehow know how to grab ya by the throat with their words. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I know I’m far from the only one. As much as I try to do self-work, do my magic, and do my work in the world, I still can’t help but worry when I put something out, over analyze my posts, and wonder if I’m doing okay. Some may say that’s lack of confidence. I say that human beings are pretty much hardwired to care what others think about them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But what would it be like if you actually didn’t care what people thought - good or bad?
Think about it this way:
The second you give others that power, you stop working as a conduit of something bigger. It takes you out of spirit. It severs your connection and you find yourself thinking you’re alone. Stop what you’re doing for a minute and look down at your fingertips — only you have those. Only you can do things the way you do them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I wrote about this in more detail on my blog - link in bio. Let me know what you think✨
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Some of the best things in life are free...including date night, lol.
We've done expensive, extravagant, epic dates (let me tell you, our very first was a doozy!)...and then we've done nights like this. Just an hour or so out of the house; in a place we've never been before, with no one that we know; sampling the cutest mini, fall-flavored cupcakes; chillin' to some old school rock; with the sound of lots of different conversations in the background. It's an extroverted introvert's dream: being happily alone with one special person, while in a room (or yard) full of people.
As memorable as the epic dates have been, these low-key ones tend to be the sweetest. For some reasom, these moments remind me that in marriage, the building blocks aren't really in the highs, or even the lows. They're in the seemingly mundane, the ordinary, the day to day or little things...that's where love is grown the most. You're living out the two-become-one reality that God declared, in the every day. The highs can be beautifully romantic heights. The lows can be impossibly difficult proving grounds. But the every day is... It's where the two of you learn to see the picture of Christ and His bride in each other - brokenly, imperfectly for sure, but the image is there nonetheless - and you realize that this thing is ultimately so much more than you 😊❤
Last week of summer 😩 Going to miss my baby at this stage. I am loving the 3’s! By next summer she won’t fit in this cutie little romper anymore. She’ll be a little taller, a little more sassy (if that’s even possible) and a little less baby. I’d say it’s bitter sweet like this little green tomato 😊 #darlingdaughter #youaremysunshine
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You do you, so do speak.
Plan ahead, and allow some rooms for the unexpected. .
A bit of close up shots / machine Tattoo
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My little boy is growing up so fast! I try to soak up every moment knowing that tomorrow he will be different again. I cheer him along as he learns and grows while wishing within that there was a pause button that I could hit for just a moment in time 💜
#positivemusings #parenthood_moments #parentingmemes #growingup #kalechips #beetrootrecipe #stayathomemom
This is one of the logo options I designed for a super fun client based in New Zealand! 😍 I think it's so cool that this little thing called @instagram
enables me to connect with people from all over the world. I'm so grateful for this community and everyone I've met so far! I can't wait to someday visit @oriwiasoutarphotography
in New Zealand! 💛😘
I'm really excited to be able to work doing everything I love. Do me a huge favor, please go follow @apexmountainschool
Live Free - Mac Miller
When Megan isn’t working, she loves to spend time with her family and exercising. “Exercise is one of my self cares, and is amazing therapy for me!”
We all need something to help us wind down! What do you do in your spare time? Tell us! ⬇️⬇️⬇️
The other day we tried out our new gear for the first time…PORTALEDGES! It went great and we can’t wait to get you on a Portaledge Overnight trip!
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Video: Devon Dennis
Dragon pour. 20x24” acrylic on stretched canvas.
I’m speechless, you already know you’re my weakness.
After all this time I’m just as nervous every time you walk into the room💜
Tomorrow is the first day of (water)FALL!!!!! 🍂🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍂🍁🍁🍂🍁🍂pls tell me you caught that pun
A variety of milks we do use
for your coffee, chai, hot chocolate or just buy the whole carton if you like.
i’m so happy the weather is finally starting to cool off a bit. my favorite meal to make during this transition from summer to fall is chana masala served over quinoa with coconut cream. fully taking advantage of those end of summer juicy tomatoes.
• W H A T • do you do when you’re bored of the internet? I like to bake cakes and forget that it exists for a while.
please ignore the fact that this was taken in a bathroom and enjoy this tile + flower combo! 💕
Three bars of service, aka 3G, aka 3Goats, aka wool-fi, aka metro sheepy-S.
Card of the day: Eight of Swords ——————————————————
What are you not allowing yourself to see? What thought patterns or loops are confining you? You have the power to become aware of these mental limitations and free yourself. It can be easy to get stuck in our own personal narratives— whether it’s “poor me”, aloofness, bitterness, the list goes on. How can you press pause on these narratives and look at your life from a different perspective? What if you stopped feeding these stories and flipped the script? You have the power to do so. You have the ability to change your thoughts at any given moment and open up space for a new story to unfold. What are you waiting for?
H A R M O N Y
The Four of Wands symbolizes accomplishment: the attainment of a goal or the reaching of a significant milestone. It is an indication to shed our worries and take pride in our accomplishments. There is no better time than now to dance under the moon and celebrate with the ones we hold dear.
This card is a representation of metamorphosis, the rite of passage from one stage of our earthly existence to the next.
The trials of the universe are challenges of our strength and perseverance. So often after overcoming obstacles we instinctively dive head-first into the next one, without pausing to acknowledge how far we’ve come. The Four of Wands calls us to reflect and to reward ourselves for our endurance. Even if the future appears daunting, we are reminded that as human beings we are constantly evolving, growing, and learning.
“The moments of our life are not expendable, and the circumstances of death are beyond imagination. If you do not achieve an undaunted confident security now, what point is there in your being alive, O living creature?” - Padmasambhava
High contrast to celebrate Friday! 🎊🎊🎊
New TRANSCEND prints are launching tomorrow at noon! I’ll be sending e-mail list subscribers a code for free shipping and a heads up when they go live, too!
Link in profile to sign up — and while you’re at it, check out my new website refresh and let me know whatcha think! It was one of those days I had a to-do list a mile long preparing for the print sale, and instead I got stuck down a rabbit hole tweaking just a few things on the site that turned into nearly EVERYTHING on the site. 🤦🏼♀️ Happy with how it turned out though! (But it means I’ll have a late night ahead actually accomplishing the real priorities 😬!)
| HOMEWARD | giclee print on canvas.
I am making today high vibes only🤗
Starting with a 10 minute meditation, stretches and setting my intentions for high vibes only. Followed by a yummy coconut chai pudding, a cup of tea and enjoying the company of my youngest boys before school. To increase and celebrate our vibes we need to work both internally and externally to create the vibes we need.
Sending all the high vibes to you today💫😘🌷
Currently I have a nasty cold so I think of last summer warm days again. Ho un tremendo raffreddore (altro che primavera) e ripenso con nostalgia, ai caldi giorni trascorsi in Umbria la scorsa estate.
Scorrere con il dito per vedere le altre foto.
Da me ancora weekend di pioggia. Voi come siete messi?
There is a bit of magic when we are together.
Happy Sunday everyone