Life is a wonder. Time is relentless. Change is inevitable… and all of it together is so incredibly beautiful. We battle and triumph… stumble and fall. We make friends and we make mistakes. People say you should live without regrets but are you really human without them?
We raise children and pass on whatever we can. We try to make it the best of what we have. We look at them and experience incredible fear while we are simultaneously filled with such a pure hope.
One day passes, and then another… and then another. Always, we look forward, until those days we look back. Sometimes we simply look in the mirror… that reflective glass, when we normally only glance. We wonder at that person whose always there to meet our gaze. Wonder who we are, what we’ve done and where we are going… who defines our path?
Sunlight in our minds, rain falling in our hearts. Happiness and sadness wrapped together, tightly bound and breathing…. breathing. Are we breathing? In and out our breath continues without thought. Heart beating. Our very existence held on a precipice of feeling, experience, memory and pain. We are really and truly alive… and we never will be again. Not on this planet, not on the earth. This is our session, our time to make decisions, to live our day to day and be and do and say and feel… and cry and think and laugh and deal. Deal with it all, or give it to a higher source. Trust in God or fly your own course.
We just passed the year mark of living in Spokane, Washington. What a wild adventure. We would have never guessed just how much we were meant to move to this incredible city.
Let’s talk about color. Honestly, probably one of the most important aspects of designing. Color conveys emotion and sets up the whole feeling of a design, whether it’s a print or a pattern. So, how do I decide on the colors for my designs? How do I pick my palette?
Art is a journey. I truly believe anyone can be an artist. Not everyone chooses to be, and thats ok. But art is such a wonderful way to open up your mind and express yourself in a new way.
This year has started off with some commissioned designs. Something I am doing more and more of, and loving it.
What is a niche? Like the elusive white stag, a niche is difficult to find. Some find theirs easily, the stag walks out of the woods, and they walk off into the sunset together. I wish. Others, for various reasons, might struggle to find theirs. Then, dare I say, some never lay eyes on their white stag? There’s me, “R.I.P Corinna, she could not find her niche.” How tragic that she could not live out her placement in life.
The idea of motherhood has changed so much over the years. Gone are the days of simplicity, where our main concerns were the need to feed, clothe and protect our children. We don’t live in a place where we gather firewood, water and our main concern is cooking food for the day. We have iPhones, social media, kids programs, school, jobs, careers to pursue, or maybe entrepreneurial pursuits. There’s also meal planning and budgeting, play dates and anything else you can think of. We can fill our time so easily, we can pack it full, and we are good at it. Being busy is something we love.
A brand new year.
What will it bring? What are you expecting?
“I don’t know how you do it.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard people say that to me. I get it. I work, I go to school and I raise two children under the age of four. It seems so overwhelming and someone who isn’t doing everything I’m doing might struggle to picture themselves doing so much. Let me let you all in on a little secret…