my b’day weekend

my b’day weekend

well, it’s Monday and I’m a year older. it was truly a blessed b’day weekend. mostly we chilled over the last three days, but we also had delicious food at home, went to a greenhouse, planted an herb garden, bought more houseplants, visited three local breweries and entertained friends and family on my b’day. MY DAUGHTER THINKS SHE’S FUNNY. While I’m very close to 50, I’m not there...
Take Time to Dream

Take Time to Dream

Dreams are the unconscious trying to take form. Whether sleeping or awake, listen to your dreams. They are relevant, no matter how silly they seem. The symbols in your dreams are trying to teach you. They are ancient and wise. If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders. Take time to dream about all you want to create in your life. It matters. A...
Live In the Sunshine

Live In the Sunshine

Introducing the adventures of Harpur & Bodhi Art is therapy, and though I wouldn’t consider myself an artist, I began drawing as a way to heal. My mother passed in January, and my only child is in her eighteenth year. Consequently I’ve been grieving both losses, huge, life-changing transitions among women across three generations — with me in the middle. I’ve always been a writer, but drawing calls forth another realm of my soul. Enter Harpur & Bodhi Harpur is a blend of all of the female parts of me. She’s also parts of the two most important women in my life — my mom and my daughter. Mostly she’s the little girl in all of us who seeks love, acceptance, joy, wonder, adventure … all the wonderful, simple things in life. Bodhi is a sweet australian shepherd/labrador mix who is loyal, loving and kind. He just loves spending time with Harpur and making her laugh. I am putting these conscious creations into the world as an offering of love, but also as an exploration in learning to let go and to accept myself....
a look inside

a look inside

a few weeks ago i spent an entire day cleaning house and rearranging furniture. i am absolutely in love with our...