"A (wo)man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of (her)his life in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beautiful God has implanted in the human soul."- Goethe

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Building a Park!

Our community is building the first all-abilities playground in the county, and I'm the Art Team Lead! I have awesome people on my team with mad art skillz, and it's been a pleasure to work with such creative souls! The funnest part of this project is that it is all community-built by volunteers in our area. As soon as I heard about it, I couldn't help but get giddy with excitement! How could I not do this?!

This is what our playground is going to include:

There's a pirate ship, train, mountain castle, rocket ship and more! Our job as the art Team is to take the features and bring them to life through our artwork, and I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

There are teams for PR, materials management, fundraising, child care, food, children involvement, and building, among others. If you want to be involved and live in Utah Valley, you can find the volunteer form here.

I'm totally going to be playing on this playground along with my kiddos because it's going to be so awesome! Also, we can say we built it, and there's no better feeling than making a big difference for someone in your own backyard!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Crystal Classic Race

A while back we visited my sister, our kids had some quality cousin time, and we cheered on the dads in a cold 5K race:

The kiddos loved cheering and watching the runners and the dads got excellent pace times. Growing up, our whole family supported every track meet, swim meet, baseball game, and art show! (And there were a lot of us, so we spent a lot of time supporting one another!) I loved the sense of community and support and want our fledgling family to have that same sense of love for one another.

Kirk has been a master supporter of all my crazy ideas, even if they require a lot of hard work. He built the booth for the upcoming local makers show that will be showcasing art by Feather & Fir, and he's always been a big believer in my dreams. I love that guy and want to reciprocate and teach our tiny posterities how important it is!

I've been pondering lately about how best to teach support for others' endeavors. What did/do your families do for that?

Saturday, April 23, 2016

You're Invited to Meet the Makers!

My art and goodness from other local vendors is going to be available for browsing starting next week, and the Salt & Honey Market.

They have a special Meet the Makers Party the evening before the show opens for everyone else, and you're invited:

Discounts, goodies, meeting cool people? Yes, please! I'll be there, too and would love to see you that evening!

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Road Trippin'

My sister is an angel and took our kids for a couple days so Kirk and I could hear ourselves think without tiny voices ringing in our heads. Sometimes you don't notice how noisy your everyday life is until you take a break from it for a bit, you know? And guess what? We held hands. Without being used as a jungle gym. It was amazing.

We drove through the canyons and forests around Flaming Gorge, and be still my heart! There is just something about the red rocks and the snow that I cannot even get over:

It was a good break, and it was good to be reunited again. We need to take breaks so we can appreciate the many gifts we forget about when they occur on a daily basis.