Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Work Day @ T(o)KC

I thought I would share a few moments I captured while working today. I spent most of the day at the dining room table oogling the glittery snow. I'm very lucky to be able to do what I do from the comfort of my own home. I couldn't resist grabbing the camera and taking advantage of the winter light.

I've moved some temporary storage for the weck jars into the kitchen. Not my ideal solution, but until I find something for the studio it will suffice.


My bird book stays within arms reach of the kitchen window.


Shamus taking a stroll.


Un-staged shadows. Guess I forgot to put away the reindeer.


I love this little guy my dad carved. Kept him out as part of my winter decor.


Monday, January 12, 2015

Reorganizing Life in 2015


The shed is about to fall down at any moment. We've known this for a while...but have tempted fate so far. K built this lean-to on the back of the garage to house yard and garden equipment. He's pretty handy to have around. Now we just have to move everything before the shed collapses with all the snow weight.

Once that shed comes down I'm hoping to use the wood for many projects, including having tables custom made for the patio. Perhaps we'll use some as a framework for a wall in my studio as well. Fingers crossed the wood is usable and we can salvage (maybe sell) it.

2015 is the year of reorganization. I have big plans for the Compound (I usually do). We'll be replacing more IKEA furniture with found treasures. There's a goal in mind that I will share as soon as some more rooms are complete and ready for reveal.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Meditating = Afternoon Nap

"Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap."


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

CENTERED ... My word for 2015

CENTERED. I've actually been using this word for a while now. I'd focus on it when I went for a walk, while going through physical therapy, healing. I used it as a coping technique through the holidays and got along just fine.

I barely used my 2014 word, it never fit. STRENGTH. It never just popped to my mind (which a word should do). When it did there was a part of me that thought that if I was telling myself to be strong that I was actually weak. So I abandoned it and found my new word, which I am keeping.

I found the most amazing post titled "On Being Centered" that pretty much sums up how I feel about my word and goals for 2015. Pop on over and give it a read...I think you might find it interesting.

(NOTE: I found the article then did more research about the website. It's a medicinal mushroom company. Random. Click on "ABOUT" and check it out. I'm not endorsing anything - I just thought it was really weird and kinda interesting that this mushroom guy wrote this amazing article about being centered. Maybe it's just me...

I picked this picture because I think that this was one of the more centered parts in my last year. I was happy! I was giving and getting incredible amounts of love from this cat! I was healthy. I was enjoying everything about life. CENTERED.

Happy 2015.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Say Hello to "Bounce"



Also known as Bella. Or Boo. Or Boo Boo.

If you live at the Compound you most likely go by many names.

Bella earned Bounce after spending a day (!!) in the dryer. We think that she jumped in there when the cleaning people were here and they closed the door when they washed the floor in the mud room. She was unharmed. And extremely lucky that I decided to come home that night vs. staying across the state as I had intended!! Not sure when K would have discovered her missing.

I started to type that I only had one nickname that I know of...but realized that is not true. There are many floating around out there that still get used occasionally. Like Poodle, which I believe was given during my 80's big hair days.