Oh man, It’s full with highs and lows and dreams come true and ego attacks…. I commend you all out there for keeping on and taking breaks when you need it, and for enjoying the ride!

During this past week off-line and stepping away I’ve felt extremely grateful for so much lately, especially the supportive folks that i’ve connected with who share my woes and celebrations equally. My mom said something to the effect of when times are hard people either fight or flight or women tend to FLOCK. I love that. I see a painting coming with that one!

Gratitude list:
*all of you who bought my original
*dahlia season

*my children’s book critique group
*my rockstar intern tiffany aka crafty fanny
*my tres early monday morning ladies biz group
*helping out at an awesome boutique
*my dentist who said today “my job is to help you love your teeth!” (a gentle reframing of “not to make you feel guilty for not flossing”)
*andrea’s minimalist knitting interview on
minimalism and passion… YES!
*a collaboration with lisa congdon to come and her “don’t stop believin’ ” sign below
*my new organic long sleeved mandala shirts from Patagonia above– gonna try to get some for my shop too!
*turquoise paint… turquoise anything really!
*baby feet and well babies in general

*farmer’s market saturdays with jen and shash
*lemon curd chocolate pies (with lemons from our meyer lemon tree out back)

*planning a FUN art retreat in the spring
*veronica mars marathon! now that i’m caught up with friday night lights 🙂
*tracey clark’s luminous interview on the creative life with jaimie ridler
*helping to plan an SF art show and photo class for hula… deets to come!!

*one more weekish of our show up at Rare Device– go see!

happy tuesday to you 🙂
mati rose