Skip to main content

Purple and Yellow

(don't forget to enter my first ever give-away here)

There are no words to describe how absolutely wonderful it is to have my babies run their fingers through my hair.

Last night, as I lay there with little Remewin, I tried to come up with some words for what I was feeling. Everyone one of them fell short. Each word that entered my mind felt dull and inadequate.

I concentrated a little harder. Trying to come up with something that would contain my feelings.
The only thing I could come up with was yellow... and a little purple.

My babies sweet fingers stroking my hair, the way she immediately reaches up for my scalp when she begins to nurse as if stroking my hair is part of the whole process of recieving food. All of it is like a bright yellow with accents of purple.

Yellow like a field of sunflowers on a warm spring day. Purple like Irises in full bloom. That's what it feels like.

It's one of the most beautiful feelings in my world, one that transcends human words.

I secretly wish that she never grows out of it.


Comments

Jackie said…
OH! I love this! It's making me want to feed my baby RIGHT NOW
Jessica Bair said…
How nice for you! Gretel and Joseph always like/liked to pinch my breasts while nursing. Those little tiny pinches that feel like a needle. Maybe it's cuz I'm so squishy:)
Polly Blevins said…
That is beautiful.

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.


I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.
















What do you think?

I Am A Phoenix

This is a drawing I did right after my divorce, when I was trying to discover my life's course and who I was as a person. Divorce is this horrendously nasty thing that leaves a person with little to nothing of who they were before (at least that's how it was for me). My family was gone, at one point I had counted up blood/legal relatives that had stopped talking to me and it was nearly 60. Things were bad, but one of the recurring comments I heard from other divorcee's was 'Get bitter, or get better.' So I aimed for better. I came up with my own personal code of conduct (Quiet Dignity) and my own personal motto.

The motto the drawing is based off of is: 
"I am a Phoenix. I was born for the fire and I will rise from the ashes."
But, that's not all. Each aspect of the drawing has meaning. I researched these... so I hope I got them right. lol
I chose to make my image reminiscent of a mandala with the most significant parts at the very center. The shape i…