The Night’s Sky
The Night’s Sky is a reminder of how beautiful the world just really is. If you take a moment to step outside on either a warm-breezy night or a crisp cool night, you’ll be amazed at what you can discover. Take a deep breath and remind yourself of all that you have done in the year, month, week, day, or within a moment. Use all of your senses, close your eyes, and just be.
As I step outside I say cheers to growth, sleep deprivation, and my Lily Bird.
If I didn’t have you, I wouldn’t have grown so much this year. I’ve been sleep deprived this year, but it’s gotten me to see the night’s sky. When I look outside, I breathe and I slow down enough to be reminded of what’s really important.
I had another opportunity to be a part of my sister Shanna Allyn’s Strange-Beautiful portraits. She says it perfectly…
“There is something strange and beautiful about this life. Some destroy beauty while others try to restore it.” – Shanna Allyn
What you see is not the same as what you feel when you are a model for her. She takes you on a journey, a mind alteration that sets you free from subconscious thinking. I enjoyed feeling uncomfortable, embraced feeling vulnerable, laughed, and felt beautiful. I gained knowledge within myself and saw things from a different perspective.
This series is entitled Pins & Needles. Behind the scenes…
Life truly is full of beautiful things, one in particular today is my Grandma Flo’s old refrigerator. As I remember it was full of goodies, cheese, salami,veggies/dip, cookies, pop, beer, and best of all her homemade bars. She always had that thing packed to the max to entertain at any hour of the day. She would greet you at the front door with stockings on, pair of slacks, fancy blouse, nails painted, hair fluffed and jewelry fully on. You always felt welcomed and left fuller than you came. Sadly she passed away at the age of 99. A life fully lived and cherished by those who knew her. Now I have her fridge sitting on my porch ready to be filled with goodies for my children, friends, and family. I think she’ll be happy to know the fridge will continue on bringing people together storing good food.
When the sky would turn grey, my mom would color it with all shades of color. Heart shaped clouds that poured down endless love to keep me smiling. She did what she knew and she never stopped. Time went on and the words unconditional started to make sense, she was human, a natural form of existence. She understood and she grew. Now together they know. She makes heart shaped clouds. She feels, that you cannot explain. You gave me life, you gave me love, and together we celebrated. I never knew and now I know.
Happy Mother’s day to all the beautiful mother’s out there, one in particular, my mom. You always wanted me to be happy, and that I am…May you always now you are special and what you do matters.
“I feel the rain on my skin…
I feel the earth through my toes…
I feel the energy in my soul…
It’s this place I call home…”
Some would call this a weed, while others would see it as a bouquet of sunshine..
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson