Sometimes a book inspires me to action Wisdom as prompted by Illustration Friday‘s weekly art challenge. This challenge got me thinking about those books that I read that inspired me to fill my fridge with enough produce to make a five-pound bowl of parsley salad. Or buy running shoes. Or a tent. Or art supplies. Or the sequel to the book. Or follow the author or illustrator on every social media platform (it’s not stalking if they put the icons… Read more »

Last week the hub and I drove to Georgia and took a ferry from St. Mary’s to Cumberland Island National Seashore. We were greeted by a boulevard of trees. Welcome! The island is mysterious and kind of dreamy with it’s gnarled oak trees and Spanish moss, mansion ruins, unspoiled beaches—and wild horses. We stopped to take a few photos, others disappeared into the maritime forest in groups and pairs. Except an older woman, setting off solo, down the boulevard of trees…. Read more »

  Last month I tried meditating. The kind where you sit in a quiet place and repeat a mantra. It didn’t go so well. Maybe I was a little too desperate for it to work, or maybe it was because my brain likes to tell stories and refute mantras in quiet moments. Either way it was kind of like trying to pat your head and rub your stomach while watching and waiting for a pot of water to boil. I… Read more »