Hello friends! It’s that time again. The holidays are here. Snow is falling and friends are calling “Yoo-hoo!” (Sorry, couldn’t help myself.)
Not sure about things in your part of the world, but around here this holiday season feels different. I feel like we’re on the cusp of a change that is much more than the change from fall to winter or from 2015 to 2016. I have this feeling that we are at the end of an era and at the beginning of a new one. I’m not just talking about politics – though of course that is the biggest example. I’m feeling it with long-time friends moving out of state, kindergarten on the horizon for our little man, friends losing loved ones, others bringing new babies into the world, and on and on. We all go through seasons in life and I often sense the transition to a new season before it happens. But I’m telling you, this new season feels BIG – like global big. I feel like nearly everyone that I know is going through a shift of some sort. So when choosing gifts for people this year, I’ve been more contemplative about it than in the past . What do you give to people who are in the midst of a big shift of some sort? I’ve found myself attracted to gifts that nurture, inspire and support. If you’re in search of some ways to do some giving that includes these values too, look no further. (more…)
I just wanted to pop in quickly to share a few highlights from my artistic world lately and share some gratitude in the way of a BIG ol’ cyber Monday SALE!!! So let’s get down to it…
Hello my long lost friends!
Phew! I’m resurfacing after a CRAZY summer. BIG changes around here. Namely – we moved! I set up my new, cozy, little art studio. Then I rolled up my sleeves and got to work on loads of new art – most of which found its way into my latest creation which I am so so excited to share with you today! Plus I want to tell you about a fun little event that I will be participating in next weekend where we may have a chance to meet up! (more…)
Well, I eluded to it last month and the time has come to let you know – I’m moving! We’re still staying in our beautiful area near the base of Mt. Hood, but we are moving to a new home and my studio is moving with us! What will this move mean for Found & Rewound? Well, you’ve likely noticed that things have been pretty quiet around here the last couple months because I’ve had to put my energy and focus on the move. So I expect you’ll notice much more activity around these parts once we get settled into our new digs! (more…)
I know it has been pretty quiet around these parts the last few months. Life has been full of BIG changes around here lately. (I’ll share more soon!) Given that spring is in full force and Mother’s Day is right around the corner, I felt the time was right to pop in and share some love for all the mamas out there – including the Big Mama – Mother Nature. (more…)
Hello friends! And happy new year (a little late, but hey…)! Can you believe it’s 2016?! It seems like a year that felt soo far away not that long ago. And now here we are. While we’re not teleporting through space or flying in little space cars like the Jetsons…yet, it still seems like we’ve landed in the years that I used to think about when people talked about “the future”. And I can honestly say that I feel really, really good about “the future” that is now my present. (more…)
Hope you all had a lovely holiday surrounded by friends and loved ones and filled with warmth, peace and laughter!
As we count down the hours left in 2015, I thought I would share a little behind-the-scenes video of the creation of my 2016 wall calendar. Fun!
Hello friends! They’re heeeerrrrre!! The holidays are back, and like nearly everyone I know, we’re up to our armpits in holiday goodness. With a 3-year-old in the house, I find myself trying to provide him with a healthy balance of indulgence in the excitement of receiving extra treats and presents and the joy and beauty in giving as well. As with most of parenting, I’ve found that the best way to teach this is to model it myself. This year, I’m trying to take every opportunity to include our little man in selecting and making gifts for friends and family. And with our gift giving, we’re emphasizing simple, thoughtful, creative, handmade and local – where we can. If you’re in search of some ways to do some giving that includes these values too, look no further. (more…)
As I write this little post, the sun is shining, there is a dusting of snow on the ground, and I’m warm inside sitting next to a cozy fire. In short, I’m feeling pretty grateful for the many blessings in my life right now… not the least of which is YOU! So I thought I would take this opportunity to express a little gratitude, share some updates on exciting artful happenings and new holiday goodies available just for you! (more…)
Hooray!!! The day has finally come and my 2016 wall calendars are now available! They look great and I am so excited to put this little creation out into the world. I hope you all enjoy using them as much as I enjoyed making them! (more…)