as you may or may not have gathered from my occasional ramblings and photographs on this blog, i love to travel. l o v e ittttt. and so in order to get places i dream up ways to fund my trips - usually offering workshops or sales (which also make me very happy, especially when collaborating with friends to do so - i love bouncing off juicy creative souls), which is what i did last weekend to visit my good friend liz. i took my littlest person with me (we are usually a package deal) who slotted right in with liz's 3 boys and all their boy stuff. it felt so good and cozy to be with an old friend. let it all hang out. which i had to actually as i got quite sick while i was there. i made it through our workshops (just - one class did involve some mime when i was unable to converse using words - lucky i have that drama degree under my belt after all hey), and then collapsed allowing liz (true friend that she is) to take care of me. she loaded me up with pills, supplements, oils and who knows what else and let me rest while adding a 5th child to her family !
on our last day we got a babysitter for the morning and i finally left her house for the first time - with a basket of art supplies and smoothies we sat blissfully in the sunshine of a local park making art. OH IT FELT GOOD! totally nourished my soul. i love being around creative people. and being barefoot. and seeing grass and feeling warm.
grateful for the chance to feel grounded within myself by being with a good friend, getting some one-on-one with my little boy, being aware of the beauty that is in this world. i never really noticed how beautiful the desert was before. its good to notice :)