Saturday, March 19, 2011

Illustration Friday "Cultivate"

"I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown." Kathe Kollwitz.

What seems like a lifetime ago, I worked in the human resource field. Then a sequence of events, one of which included the birth of my son, made it seem impossible to continue on that path. We had a mortgage, bills, and the responsibilities of a child so I did go back for a while but all the time dreaming, wishing, wanting a different lifestyle. I also had the creative burn that could not be extinguished by my daily duties. So I started planning, cultivating if you will, a different path. A different life. One in which I could be with my children all day, and also continue to explore my creative pursuits to see where they would lead me.

Things started to happen. I am now home full time with my TWO beautiful children. I have opened two Etsy shops. In my most full and busy of days I find time to be inspired, to plan, and to work with my hands for a while. Throughout these bustling days I feel my dreams unfolding and growing into reality partially due to hard work and care, and partially with help from forces unknown working little miracles everyday.


  1. Amazing story, very inspirational. Love the artwork too.

  2. Many thanks! I try to remind myself on days that I get tired that I am living my dream. Thanks for following my blog!

  3. great story! Thank god for little miracles.