Altered Music Box

I've been playing around with a bunch of different art projects lately, and this is one I started a month or so ago but finally finished today.  It is a music box I made out of an old cigar box I picked up from the smoke shop up the street.  It was a really fun little...

Strawberry moon on a summer solstice

I never can sleep under a full moon. But, a moon like this... she'll make you want to shrug off your skin and rearrange your bones. Peel back the cage of your ribs and expose your soul. She'll keep you up until the sun comes peeking over the mountains, and if she lets...

Summer Magic

   I was supposed to take the kids out today, to the place where the river cuts through the desert and the wild horses run. We were going to dig up forgotten bones and search out the dried up husks of leaves and seed pods to later turn into what is going to...

Walking Through Storms

When I wrote Raincheck I was coming out of a really heavy, dark time.  There had been a number of deaths in our family in the months before and I found I really just wanted to do something light.  I abandoned the project I had been working on in favor of a story that...

In Her Skin: Holy Grief Sessions #1

I've decided to join up with a powerful group of women to explore the concept of grief, and how it resides in our body.  There will be 7 days of posts.  Maybe some will make it onto the blog. *******    It's there. Hiding in the bone cage of...

It is so good

You guys. Life is so good. Even when things are crazy and hard. Because you're alive. And there are sunsets, and rainstorms, and puppies, and wishes on stars. The hard stuff is what makes all the good stuff so good. It's the rough edges and sandpaper grit that scrubs...

Ugly Kitchen House is Mine

  We have moved.  We put an offer on the house over 80 days ago... And at the last minute our loan people called and needed more stuff.  So we got it, and waited.  And waited...  And waited.  And I got to the point where I was sure it...

Keep Collective and Telling Your Story

There's been this running theme in my life for the last few years, it's all about telling your story.  When I was doing a lot of photography my business theme was Let me help you tell your story and my own personal motto has been Tell your story for quite some time....

Happy Tenth Birthday Kid 3

  A boy of nearly three years old was watching a movie in the next room while I balanced our still very new four month old on my hip and waited for the results to appear in the window of the pregnancy test I had just taken. He was a surprise.  But the best kind...

I missed the moon

I missed the full moon. This probably seems weird to most people.  So what, it's just a full moon.  But to me it means a lot of things. I'm not sure if I missed the moon because I wasn't paying attention, or if part of me was avoiding it on purpose.  The moon was a...

At the end of your comfort zone…

  Sometimes life offers up wisdom or advice in the form of a random inspirational quote on the internet.  However it comes, I'll take it.  It's time to shake things up and step outside of my comfort zone. In an effort to gain some forward momentum, a beautiful...

Sometimes things suck

  So.  Things suck lately.  Not all the things of course, but there are lots of things that are filled with suck, and I feel rather blah about it all.  Yes, we were supposed to be moving into our house already.  No, it isn't happening yet.  No.  I don't know when...

Things and Stuff ~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 5

  I have been seriously failing at my 500 words a day.  I have lots of words in my head, but none of them are making it onto my blog.  I feel like I have nothing all that important to say.  Which is silly because I will post all kinds of nonsense on facebook. So,...