I liked those folks. I wish there were some around here. In my life right now I am pretty much on an island. I have 2 friends, my best buddy Delena and my sister Michelle. And 2 is a good solid number when a person comes to counting friends.
Ladies, it's my blog and this is not facebook so you can't make me take down a single picture. Just deal.
But back to what I was sayin, I like this community online. It's been a source of good on a lot of ends. When I was feeling homesick for a home that didn't exist yet, I eased it up a little looking through posts from Say It Aint So by Rae Sock. Ten years of borrowing other people's property for hard earned dough and not being able to paint a darn wall?! Clicking through her kitschy super vintage home had my envy as green as her living room walls. But a good envy, mind you. An appreciative envy. In a spiritual funkitude I stumbled on From Under His Feathers by Brooke Hammel and after a little reading was encouraged so deeply within to stand and endure, God isn't at all like my dad's here on earth. No way was His love conditional and I didn't need to walk the line of perfection to stay in His affectionate gaze. Brooke's a Christian like me, I've always felt like a hippie in my church. Good to meet another one ;) When I felt the itch to start sewing, makin, paintin and doin again I got over the mom slump through inspiration from Laura Mazurek from Roots and Feathers. I even stopped by her little town this summer and looked at her wares, it's not far at all from San Antonio where we were visiting family. Not in a stalkery, school girl crush kinda way. In a respect for her putting hand to the hammer kinda way. Seeing people go for it in the realm of "doin what you love to make a livin" is sooooo good for my inner person to see. I live in a family of practical, insurance buying worker bees. Not really anyone to hobnob with over things outside of the box.
|A little bit of Laura's work|
|Proof that I was there. Because you always need proof.|
*Feel like I need to state that even though this sounds like a paid testimonial for bare minerals or a Jack Lalanne Juicer, this is not a "sponsored post" (whatever that is, I'm still pretty geen). Just solid appreciation soundin off.*