how to create a well-worn life made just for you with sweet specks of hope
A few weeks back, I sat on the cold floor of my parents garage and dipped a little piece of clay I had formed into the shape of a skull into a small bucket of a glaze I had never used before. I knew it would go back in the kiln to withstand thousands of degrees fahrenheit, but what it would look like when I opened the kiln lid felt like a mystery. I didn’t know it’s face would have a soft white facade or that I would add teeny rocks where its eyes lay bare. It felt akin to so much of lifes trials:
Life is a series of trying on the new and novel, little daily hopes in a quest to find the things that fit you best, that bring deep joy and heartfelt delight and warm meaning to your life.
What could be if we navigated each season, every new exploration we try on for size, with curiosity as our compass. With wonder as our guide, we could avoid assumptions, stay wide open, surrender to what may be without judgment. The new things we try on may eventually turn into well-worn and cozy features of a beautiful life we’ve built just for ourselves.
Wishing us all the strength and curiosity to stay open sans assumption as we navigate this loopy ride through time and space.
Celebrate love with me on Sunday 2/12 in Greenpoint, Brooklyn! I’ll have a few special pots with me in honor of love + select items from this year’s desert collection that I’m only selling in person! Details here.
Does anyone want to join me in working through The Artists Way? I’m feeling in a slump lately and I have wild hope that this will help pull me out and slide me snugly back into a creative space.
I updated my webshop just in time for celebrating love in all it’s forms. 10% off with code GRATEFUL through next week as a token of my love and appreciation for you.
My messy studio photo this week is a cutie commission in my studio after some time away. Grateful to be back and slowly, slowly settling in.
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This week I share a coping mechanism that keeps me from reaching for hope, take a deep dive into the first thing we did after our six weeks away, and encourage a noticing of the seemingly mundane.
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