Sunday, September 26, 2021
Did you know there are supposed meanings behind each different flower?
Purple Clover- Resolution
Dandelion- Growth & hope
Forget Me Not- pretty straight forward... don't forget me
Morning Glory- Affection
Thistle- Overcoming adversity/ difficulty
Queen Anne's Lace- Safety
Sunflower- Love & luck
It would be fun to build a bouquet around each flowers meaning & make a little chart for the recipient to decode the personalized message. Flowers bring me joy!
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Today we did our annual trip to the orchard. I tend to forget how pretty it is until we arrive. This year delivered once again but it did feel different. This was my families first trip without our sweet friend Gina. She'd been a staple for seasonal outings like this for the past 15 years. This got me thinking of her & I decided to paint a vintage floral this morning in her honor before we headed out. She loved all things vintage & I think she would of liked this. (although would have preferred it to be shades of aqua, not pink) Miss you G!
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
There are two new HELLO, WORLD! coloring pages to celebrate my new releases, BABY ANIMALS and ON the FARM. You can find these and many more HELLO, WORLD! coloring pages on my website. Just head to the HW COLORING PAGES section, hit download, grab some crayons & have some fun!
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Thinking about NYC today. Three weeks after turning 18 I headed off to art school at Parsons School of Design. When I graduated I worked in the city for a couple years. Missing home I left to head back to the Midwest about one month before 9-11. Manhattan is a special place–there's really nothing like it. In an big city that can be known as a gruff, cold place I always felt a sense of community and kindness.
My heart goes out to everyone carrying the burden of that very sad day.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
There's another new title out in my Hello, World! series... it's On the Farm. The farm is a lively place– I hope you enjoy taking a look.
We start early morning at the farm where there's work to be done. We meet some animals, harvest some crops then head off to the farmers market to sell some of the farm goods. A simple, fun breakdown of farm to table to share with toddlers.
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Here we are SEPTEMBER... already. I associate this month with sunflowers. Each September we visit a sunflower field in Kansas. The drive is long & boring. We travel down what feels like an endless gravel road until you see the bright field of deep yellow up ahead. I love the height and strength of sunflowers & the way their bright blooms follow the sun throughout the day. They're the last flower to appear each summer and worth the wait and the big dose of Benadryl my son & I take before hand. (they make us sneeze!)
I'm not a winter person & slipping into the colder month is something I dread. Little reminders- like the sunflower field at the end of each summer gives me something to look forward to and make the transition into the colder weather a little easier.