Rolling felt rosebuds

My first infusion after surgery has left me flat-out exhausted. Though I wasn’t up and about, I was able to work on an ongoing art project a bit. I’m making about 33 red felt fabric roses for our annual summer garden party. I cut out nearly 800 petals in the last week and now I’m…

The allure of green fruit

It’s Day 8 of our September Art Challenge and the inspiration/prompt for today was fruit. Since we picked up a large bag of our favorite bright green Emerald Beaut pluots at the farmers market yesterday, I thought it was perfectly timed for today’s art piece. Mama did this glorious, charming and lifelike drawing of green…

Emerald Beauts are officially back!

Emerald Beaut pluots are officially back and therefore it was a great Saturday! But honestly, it was a pretty good one. Chronic pain levels were bearable so Mama and I embarked on a dizzying array of errands. Highlights included seeing our farmer friend Rosendo and discovering today was the first day our favorite fruits were…

Our new daily drawing habit

Five days ago we began a September Art Challenge to rekindle the habit of creativity. Mama and I had a lot of fun drawing veggies, our garden, our adorable dog, and more. Today’s inspiration/prompt was water. Mama drew her pretty purple water bottle, and I drew a few bubbles underwater. We also included our drawings…

Breaking the stigma

Today’s #OneGoodThing was a good session with my therapist, who I’ve been seeing since before I started writing about #OneGoodThing every day. I’ve never openly talked about mental health on my blog before, though it is a driving force behind why I write it. I’ve struggled with depression and severe anxiety for as long as I can…

New sculpture swings above my bed

A paper maché sculpture of a woman joyously throwing back her head while standing on a flowered swing is now hanging above my bed. This beautiful art by sculptor Sarena Mann arrived today and was a special birthday gift from Mama. I’ve been a huge fan of Mann’s work since I first saw her hanging…

Santa Rosa artists find light, hope

Mama and I spent our Sunday visiting local artist studios that were open to the public as part of Santa Rosa Art Trails. We loved seeing how different artists organize their workspace as well as admiring their finished pieces. Today was the final day of the annual event, which had to be postponed this year…