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Burn Baby Burn (Monthly Project Review )

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This project was inspired by three things:

  1. This awesome round frame I picked up at Goodwill
  2. A new pad of watercolor paper I recently picked up for the girls’ art lessons
  3. My favorite yoga-instructor-turned-rock-star

Bow down to the past
get ready
let it all burn
and let it go

Bow down to your dance
get ready
let it all burn
and let it go

Bow down to the ground
light it up, light it up
let it burn through you
and let it go
let it go

(“Fire Ceremony”, Salt and Bone)

Those lyrics have ┬ájust been begging to have a place on my wall but the right situation hasn’t come about til now. So I practiced watercolor layering and topped it off with a reminder to keep the things that help me get to the person I want to be and burn away the things that don’t.

Projects

What Do You See? (Project Post)

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I recently exposed my two children to the movie Cool Runnings. As with almost every other movie from my childhood, I’d forgotten about some of the swearing in it. The scene that I remembered, though (swearing included), was an important one to my childhood and I hoped it would be for my kids too.

Possibly-terrible-parent confession: my children have been quoting this scene relentlessly since the first (and second, and third) time(s) we watched it.

We all need a Junior Bevel in our lives reminding us to believe better about ourselves and then live up to it. So I put this favorite phrase on a mirror. Because what you see is important.

{Fun-fact: the white words glow in the dark.}

December Daily Blog Challenge · Pop Up Posts · Projects

Pop-Up Post: Real Men Cry

{December Daily Blog Challenge, Day #1: Your Favorite Christmas Movie} What’s your favorite movie? I actually kind of hate that question. Officially, my answer tends to be either Willy Wonka (my childhood sick movie, which I’ve watched literally (figuratively) countless times) or Princess Bride, which I can literally (meant it that time) quote beginning to… Continue reading Pop-Up Post: Real Men Cry

Projects

Project Post- Pretty Broken

So I read one time on the internet (which is a 100% reliable resource (something I also read on the internet)) about a Japanese art of repair called Kintsugi. Officially (again according to the internet which, as previously discussed, is totally trustworthy), it is defined as “the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer… Continue reading Project Post- Pretty Broken