weekly inspiration & joy: peonies, paintbrushes

I LOVE sharing  weekly inspiration over on over on Instagram – next to my blog it’s my favorite online home! You will find lots of color, gorgeous flowers, quotes, affirmations and a peek into my creative process.

Here’s a recap from the week.

For those of you who aren’t on Instagram I invite you to  come over and join me! 🙂

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June 25, 2018

It always takes me a bit to get my groove back in the studio after a trip. I left Asheville feeling completely enlivened by the art, the landscape, the people and the stimulating conversations I had with @tinahirsig. Seriously, I don’t think we stopped talking for 5 days! I have SO many ideas buzzing about I don’t know where to start! This is where I think a little journaling, exercise, cleaning and organization will bring me clarity. Wishing you the most Magical Monday! ⠀

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June 26, 2018

TUESDAY’S TIP:
This world is so beautiful, take a moment to expand your lens and savor the colors that surround you. 🌺What do you notice that you hadn’t before? 🌸How can you see things with fresh eyes?
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June  28, 2018

This is one of our 3 cats, Gracie Mae. Although she is afraid of her own shadow (and all the thunder this morning) she is the sweetest little love and enjoys hanging out with me in the little studio nook I carved out for myself at home. (I am enjoying painting from home more and more). She is softer than a bunny, super snuggly and likes to stretch out like superman and have her belly rubbed. 🌸

Her “super power” is taking the time to “smell the roses”🌺. She is obsessed with every new scent I bring into the house, especially flowers 🌷🌷🌷(a girl after my own heart) and reminds me to slow down and pay attention to all the lovely. scents that surround me each day.
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What scents are delighting you today? ☀I am enjoying the fresh morning rain ☔, my Pete’s coffee, and my sea salt scented candle. 🙂

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I follow the path of my greatest joy

June  29, 2018

Happy Fabulous Friday everyone!
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This is one of my favorite affirmations. It has taken me some time to realize that following my joy ALWAYS leads to the greatest gifts, lessons and sense of peace. I have learned that if it doesn’t “feel” good, then this it is either not the right path or it is not the right time~meaning I am not ready for what is coming my way just yet. I recognize this as fear though~fear is the ego at work and I am onto you! 🙂
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Do you trust your “joy” muscles? Where have they led you? Is there a time that you did something that went against all logic and did it anyway and it turned out better than you could possibly dream? Share with me in the comments. I love giving these stories momentum!

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July 1, 2018

“I’m sure happy with what I’ve got. I live to love and laugh a lot. And that’s all I need.” ~Kenny Chesney
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I am not sure what I love more about summer~all the beautiful flowers 🌸🌺🌸in my garden or spending time at the beach 🏖enjoying a few cocktails with good friends and family. ☀️Today I am appreciating the time I got to spend with my nephew and sister this weekend. Our little “bungalow cottage” may be small but it is sure filled with lots of love and laughter. Grateful… Hope you are enjoying the sunshine! 🙂
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Original Painting, “Among Friends” is available in the shop. Link here or in bio –> https://etsy.me/2KBgdYq *UPDATE SOLD*

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