Exploring. Making. Laughing. Learning. Seeing. Creating. My wood art can be seen at @musefireart #DecaturGA
My shop raising campaign has now entered its final 24 hours. During the last 36 days, so many of you have reaffirmed my decision to leap and have given me the gift of feeling seen and supported. I'm truly grateful to be setting up my new workshop and building my business. Thank you!
The campaign runs until tomorrow (Thursday) night. If there is a perk you've had your eye on, now is the time to claim it. Fairy doors, kid art adaptations, celebratory yard signs, and unique word art like the piece pictured here are some of the items that remain available. All ship in time for the holidays.
Thank you! 💙🔥
If I'd known when I started this shop raising campaign that Harvey and Irma were coming, I might have reconsidered. I might have waited for a better time or simply surrendered the idea because there are so many hard things happening in our world and there is so much work for us to do. I have ignored many of Indiegogo's suggestions about promotion, I've opted for some quiet days with no news of the campaign at all because that felt more right to me. I expressed my inner conflict about the timing to my friend Andrea who offered these words, "Even when, and maybe especially when, there is so much heartbreak in the world, we need our create people." I'm grateful to all of you who believe the truth in that. I appreciate all of you who have been spreading word about the campaign, sending messages of support, liking my posts, and/or making contributions. Thanks to you, I'm 88% of the way to my goal and I'm continuing to move wood and supplies into the new workshop this weekend. Thanks for believing in me and this dream and helping me move closer to realizing it. 💙🔥
We are sitting in the glow of our Star Light tonight and feeling deeply grateful for this temporary peace. We are holding all those we know who are facing the storm in the light and praying for their safety. Sending love and peace to all who are feeling fear and worry tonight. Stay safe, friends. .
(If you want a Star Light of your own they are available in my shop raising campaign. Only 6 days remain. The link is in my profile.)
I left home with a piece of art in my bag for #fafatl, but then I went out to brunch with my mom. The local Waffle House was hopping because it was Melissa's birthday. She happened to be our server today and was, as always, attentive and caring. It was wonderful to see her regulars and coworkers alike showing up with love, signs, cards, and kindness for her. When we left, people had begun to decorate her car and I was disappointed that I had nothing to add. Then I remembered the art in my bag and added it to the mobile celebration of Melissa's day. Because sometimes you just need to leave art waiting for someone by balloons. I'll pack another piece or two in my bag before heading to the #Dexterity show tonight. #musefireart
May we be grounded in love and ready to do work. .
If you want to spread some love around for people to find as they move through their days, love heARTs are available as a perk in my shop raising campaign. You can find the link up in my profile.
Thank you! 💙🔥
....like nobody is watching. .
A gentle reminder that my shop raising campaign is still running and one of the available perks is custom art featuring the word of your choice. If you're interested, the link is in my profile.
Thanks for being here. 💙🔥
Sleepy, sawdusty, and deeply thankful to have spent two long days setting up the new shop and getting (almost) caught up on commission work. Heading back over tomorrow and I'll be working to drop the almost from that last sentence. Next up: prep for Pine Lake Fest and work on perks for contributors to my Shop Raising Campaign. Eleven days left to get to the goal; there are many unique and custom art offers are still available for contributors. The link is in my profile.
Thank you! 💙🔥
My talented friend @fisbn is auctioning off this beautiful and functional wood art to support the people of Texas. Click on over to his account and help him send Texas some funds, willya?
If you're not already following him, change that while you're there. His art inspires me daily.
I enjoy leaving bits of art behind as I move through my day. Sometimes I post clues on social media so people can find it, and other times I just leave it to be claimed by someone with an observant eye. If you want some love heARTs of your own to spread as you go about your daily adventures, a box of vibrant and handpainted heARTs is available as a perk for contributors to my shop raising campaign. You can find the link up in my profile.
Photo credit goes to @thecreativitycaravan. If you're not following this dynamic creative duo already, I hope you'll change that right now. 💙🔥
I've read that Mr. Rogers said, "Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now." Here's to working towards that acceptance and listening to each other's stories, to helping neighbors when they are in need, to working with each other to make our towns, cities, states, and countries stronger, kinder, and more just.
Let's give our love legs and put it to work.
It is a true treat to step out of the workshop and see this view! This weather is a wonderful gift before the rains come to Atlanta. If you have the chance, get outside and enjoy this while it lasts.