Archives for October 2015

Butterfly wishes from Grandma

This past year I’ve been shown in a million ways that I am supposed to paint the Sacred Hellos artwork.  Validation to others, they aren’t crazy when they see signs; especially the ones who aren’t as vocal as I am about talking about those signs.  Also a comforting, recognition to the hellos I have gotten. They give me so much comfort and peace. After losing my own mom and other’s since I’ve been open to receiving and paying attention to the signs thsey send.  I’m so grateful.  I don’t go looking for them but I do try to notice them once they are there.      Well I have tears today as I realize another perfectly orchestrated hello from a new angel in Heaven.

Since I created the Sacred Hellos artwork I’ve had people asking me if I had any butterfly art. But this week it was all amplified. This week I’ve been overtaken by inspiration, numerous people asking for butterfly art.  I knew that I now was the time to paint them.  I sketched, plotted then I worked all day on Wednesday painting butterflies.

Today, in a completely different mind space I spent time this morning watching videos that my ex-brother in law has taken of his Grandma. This would be my exes Grandma. Sky’s great-grandma.  She was an AMAZING woman.  I feel so blessed to have known and loved her these past 18 years. She passed away earlier this week.  I’ve felt a range of sadness for those she’s left behind and complete happiness for her; imaging her reuniting with her husband who passed away long before I knew her and also seeing her parents again.  She was ready to go be with them.

Below is one of the videos I was watching. It’s a couple years old, yet I haven’t ever seen it.  Feel free to jump to the 6 minute mark.

She talks about how she wants to come back as a butterfly.   Chills and tears.

 

Hal has taken hundreds of hours of video of Grandma. She grew up in New York and is a bold, beautiful Italian woman.  Her blunt, bold style was a new world for me after growing up with my reserved, Minnesota family.  She was full of love.  Her and Skylar shared a birthday. We were all Capricorns and she called us her Minnesota Nanny Goats.

I just sit today in rememberance of her.  I feel like I got a visit that I wasn’t even aware I was getting now looking back at the paintings of butterflies that have overtaken my week.

Thank you for the hello Grandma.  Love you forever!

Here are the paintings from this week. You can click on them to learn more.

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I am grateful I followed the nudge to paint these.  It’ll be fun to see who there were meant for.

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New house pics before and afters

I’m a girl who grew up with HGTV, I love to process things visually and for me when it comes to household projects it means before and after pics.  Or in this case; before and “in progress” pics.

We had a fun housewarming party here this past weekend and let’s face it, since the house was clean I figured it was the perfect time to catch up on some pictures of some of the work we’ve been doing around here the last few months.

When we found the house a ton of projects had already been done, so that left a lot of the cosmetic (fun) ones for us to do.  I love to work on the projects when you can actually see progress.  I’m so grateful we could see beyond the horse fencing and crack house vibe chicken coop.  Because it’s slowly transforming into a property and home that we love.

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Thank for letting me share my home with you.  There are a ton of fun winter projects we have planned for inside and after the busy holiday season.  I’m hoping to have some hang out time and have some ladies over to just sit around and work on projects together and visit.

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