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Be Easy.

Be easy

I saw this quote the other day and it hit me like a punch in the gut.  In a good way, of course:  Be easy.

It couldn’t have come at a better time for me.  It feels like life is speeding up as I approach my wedding day and I really want to slow it down a little to make sure I’m enjoying it; I’ll never get this special time back.  I really want to enjoy the anticipation about the wedding, being married + becoming a ‘we’.

I’ve waited a long time to meet the right person to settle down with; And I’d be lying if I said that I was never on the edge of giving up, because I was, many times.  I began to think that maybe it was for other people and I would find happiness in other ways.  But something always pulled me back to believing that this could happen for me, too.  I believe that we all deserve that ever-binding, true and loyal love to take root in our lives.  Even when we’re not feeling so loveable or that it’s too late.  It’s never too late.

So as I dance through these next few weeks, I want to remember that yes, there are changes everywhere and overwhelm is always breathing down my neck.  But there’s also the excitement of becoming more myself, through the journey of being with someone else in a more permanent way.  I feel like in becoming a we, I have really begun to nail down what it means to be me.

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Lately Around Here: Making Progress

Lately Around here

 

Oh, hai.  It’s been a while since I gave an update on what I’ve been up to, so I’m filling you in on what’s been happening lately around here.  I was writing this kind of post every week for a while and it started to feel, well…stale.  So I’m going to go with the normal pace of life and post when I have things going on to share.  Life is a lot easier when I just follow the flow of things.

So anyhoo, I’ve been diligently working on getting my Etsy shop in order.  So yeah, WOW.  Who knew there were so many details to get to!  Summaries + descriptions + tags, the list goes on and on.  And then I have to figure out how to share it with the world.  It can feel a bit overwhelming at times, but I have to remind myself that it’s exciting, too.  (My newsletter peeps will get a special discount on prints when I open the shop, so sign up here!)

Fear is excitement

I’ve been trying hard to be more intentional about getting into the studio and putting in the time because these things aren’t going to paint themselves!  And me being on social media or email?  That’s not getting it done either.  I’m trying to figure out a rhythm that feeds my creative flow while also being a little disciplined about finishing projects and not falling down the Instagram rabbit hole for hours. I swear that place is like visual crack.  Here are a few pieces in progress:

Painting In Progress

Painting In progress

 

I kind of surprised myself at how totally psyched I was when Chris’s brother offered us tickets to see the Eagles game in his company’s box.  I’ve never been to a live, pro football game and WHOA–this is the way to go.  We had food and drinks at our fingertips, a private bathroom and our very own cheerleaders!  I’m ruined for football games forever.   How will I ever sit in a normal seat now?

Eagles Game

Go Eagles!

My cousin Seth has this totally rad hipster-fest art show each year in Asbury Park.  It’s not your typical art–it’s individually decorated motorcycle helmets by some amazing artists from all around the country.  He got a few companies to donate  the helmets and each artist put their own spin on it.  Talk about creative!  There was one covered in denim, you guys.

This year it was held at a retro bowling alley.  Bowling?  Um, yes please.  We not only were surrounded by fun, interesting people, but we could have a beer and bowl the night away.  AND all of the helmets were auctioned off to benefit waves 4 water.  It’s just a really cool idea and for a great cause.

Moto Show

Me + Chris before our attempt at bowling.

Me And Chris

A cousin sandwich.

Cousins

My sister, the unofficial model of Two Moto.

Swanky Liv

The art helmet hipster fest was hard to beat, but I was psyched to start back with my art class on Monday.  In the middle of painting session this week, our teacher told everyone to come outside to look at the light and colors of the sunset.  We all stood around taking pictures for five minutes and every minute it looked different!  The pinks + peaches + purples + blues were breath taking in a way that only nature can create.  I loved getting lost in all of the colors and loved that there were eight other people around me who felt the same way.

Big Sky

Michaelangelo Sky

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