03 April 2013

mid week gratitude (instead of monday), messiness and mothering

                     grateful. grateful.
 on this mid-week messiness of life, i have been stuck at home with a nit gnawing touch of illness. it certainly isn't awful, just enough to slow me down in all the wrong ways. just enough to make life quite messy. again.

i am grateful for my healthy boys (even if they are feeling a bit restless and grumpy from being homebound by their mom).

i am grateful for a husband that was home, yesterday making them waffles & teaching the boys, over breakfast, about the value of copying and individuality -about the wanting to be different, yet at the same time, wanting exactly what your brother wants (the conclusion is sometimes this is good, other times not so much)

& i am grateful for these flowers:

i am swooning sing song smitten with them. their layers. their hushed beauty. their talent to live off the branch for much longer than i thought they would. & as a result i have taken too many photos of them. i keep playing with the light and the composition of colors, placing them in different areas of the house, figuring out what brings out the right colors when. i have learned a few things -Ranunculus' do not like to be photographed at night -they are incorrigible at night & down right indignant. they want their colors to be worshiped. & the truth is, nothing actually likes to be photographed at night with the unfortunate aperture i have to take these photos.
but i am so gloriously grateful and happy when i am able to turn a little nothing into a something. & as you can see, that for this week anyway, my blog banner is also full to bursting with these lovelies. hope you are not too overwhelmed.
i continue on in my quest to uncover more art inside myself in april. i keep trying to draw these willy nilly flowers, but they just seem to escape me. there is a part of me that believes they are the easiest things to draw, and the most difficult to actually capture just so. but if you don't work at it, you never get better, correct?
so i plod along, attempting to draw ranunculus' (& berries & owls).
& hopefully, i am linking up, connecting with you somewhere in this collective soulful tattered web.
& for that i am grateful as well.

if you are linking up with littlegreenshed this week, i am looking forward to seeing the garden of things you have documented and brought into your life. it really is such a perfect project, big enough to make it fun and varied, yet small enough that you can almost make it through all the different blogs! i am so so grateful for this!

xxoo

22 comments:

  1. Ranuculus re just fantastic, I absolutely love them. Lucky you to have so many all at once. I'm always on about them on my blog! lovely. katie x

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  2. Beautiful flowers!!!! Hope you are feeling better.
    Chey xo

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    1. thanks so Chey, I am feeling better, the oldest has been sick today, but crossing fingers that everyone else had a milder version last week. so glad you like the flowers. xo

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  3. Gosh your blog is looking so beautiful at the moment.. it has really grown and changed. I love it. And your ranunculus look stunning - they are almost like paper flowers. x

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    1. Thanks so much Lou. you are too sweet. xo

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  4. Love that you featured your lovely artwork along with the heartstopping ranunculus! I can't get over the top left photo on your banner, nature's most beautiful spring color combination, all so cozy together. I love your feelings of gratitude amidst sickness and so many big and small motherly cares. you write beautifully...

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    1. Oh Catherine, you are so so kind! thanks so. xo

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  5. I hope you feel better soon!
    Thank you for sharing such eye candy with us.

    xoxo

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  6. I'm a big fan of ranunculus too, in fact I have some for my Nature in the Home post this week too. Your drawings are lovely!

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    1. Hi Suzie! thanks so for your kind words. I am looking forward to seeing your ranunculus as well. xo

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  7. Beautiful. And inspiring. Lovely photos and art.

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  8. Keep up with the drawing! I can see potential!!
    Penny x

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  9. found you through lou....what beautiful flowers. hope you feeling better!. your blog is lovely x

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  10. Beautiful. Wishing you well, Rebecca.

    Sar xx

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    1. Thanks so so much Sarah! hope you are having a lovely week.
      xxoo

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  11. Such beauty here. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. So thrilled that you stopped by Bella. Thanks so so much for letting me share a bit of my world on your blog. Love next weeks prompt: favorite places. xxoo

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