This summer I had the fun opportunity to paint a teepee for a child's first birthday. Dream Big, Explore More was the inspiration for this native Colorado style party. In addition to painting the teepee, I also designed the party invitation and other matching paper pieces. See all the pictures of the party here.
>>Read part 1 It's true that your mind and body forget labor. I made sure to write down the story of Josie's birth within the first weeks of her life. Almost a 10 months later, I recall almost none of the pain of labor. I know it existed, the same way I know Josie used to … Continue reading The Story of Birth: Part 2, In Which Josie Arrives
A recent conversation with my yoga teacher inspired me to write about Josie's birth and the guilt we can feel for things going well. When things feel like they have come to us easily, we have a hard time acknowledging them or taking credit for it. We hear how hard of a time someone else is having … Continue reading The Story of Birth: Part 1, When It Comes Too Easily
Josie arrived at 12:04am on September 28th, just about a day after her due date. A date we purposely didn't share. Instead, we told everyone we were due at the end of September, rather than sharing our actual September 26th due date. Babies rarely arrive on their due date and we didn't want any additional anxiety as we prepared … Continue reading Full Term
It turns out, myself and my husband are the worst clients for mural projects. I am my own worst client because, in theory, I can create anything. This opens up so many options. It's so much easier when a client comes to me with their idea. My husband makes a terrible client because while he … Continue reading The Challenge of Painting My Own Nursery
I'm a bit delayed in sharing these photos. Almost a year in fact! But as this year's Art Maker's Denver approaches, I was reminded of my time in class last Fall. I took Jessica's Swift's stamp making class. It had been a dream of mine to take a class with Jessica and I was thrilled to … Continue reading Art Maker’s Denver with Jessica Swift, 1 Year Later
As we get closer for baby to arrive, I've had the urge to make some progress in actually getting things set up in the room. There are a few projects that will wait until after baby arrives, when we know if we have a boy or a girl. This includes choosing a rug and sewing … Continue reading Easy Nursery Collage Wall