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I am a wife, mother, artist, teacher - seeking the extraordinary in the everyday moments.
Interests: my favorite things... travel, yoga, bookstores, red wine, harry potter books, airports, kai's laugh, my grandma's voice, snuggly kitties, limone gelato, conversations with dear friends, aromatic baths, sunrise light, blank canvas, paige's beach house and our times there, my great grandmother's poems written on paper bags, my mom's patience & love, flagstaff az, spicey food, warm sand, firenze, cafe, catching up with long lost friends, the smell of ice-skating rinks (lots of years growing up on one), the beach, fitness, silence, fresh flowers, twilight, savannah ga, j's bad jokes, memories of taking photos with my dad, "morning's house" that we found in hs in marietta, my father's voice, new places, j's friendship, my beautiful boys
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sometimes there is just so much noise in life and it is difficult to hear the essence above it all. it is there, this i know. but it can become muffled with the busyness of everyday needs, expectations, worries/concerns, plans,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at sperlygirl
seems it has been the storm of the century here in our town in japan, these last few days. we are dealing with snow and very cold weather. so we are hibernating in the warmest room in the house and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at sperlygirl
"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love." ~ Dr Martin Luther King, Jr Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at sperlygirl
in this slurry of new beginnings of a new year, i always try to lay groundwork. in addition to that this year, i have the opportunity to set-up a new art space in our new house. unpacking and sorting through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at sperlygirl
marked my first run of 2016 this weekend and noticed a couple of things. first of all, i have been using the c25K app as my running has been anything BUT consistent these last few months since settling here. and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at sperlygirl
today is a day for ritual. i clean up the stagnant clutter from around the house. i smudge, light candles, and place essential oils around our home to move energy and lift spirits. i listen for a guiding word that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2015 at sperlygirl
here's what i have learned over the last year....big change is big. it's hard. it has pockets of ease, but overall, it is hard. and that is ok. i am finally acknowledging this rather than thinking 'at this point' all... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at sperlygirl
presently, i point my days to notice something beautiful around me (can you believe that sky this morning? wow!) presently, i am forgiving myself for not living up to my own unrealistic expectations presently, i am thinking of 'my tribe'... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
i have been trying to reconcile my feelings from this last week. and like many, wind up with questions over answers. my world view and experience is more expansive than some and yet narrow as compared to others and this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at sperlygirl
Image's a word we throw around a lot these days, but i think it's one that's worth its weight. by viewing life through the lens of gratitude, we conjure the capacity to shift, expand, and to evolve in rather profound... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at sperlygirl
this is the reoccurring theme in my world as of late. it is a profound lesson that i keep being reminded of. as i began my running routine again this week, this time with an app to keep me honest,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
there's something about fall that reaches deep inside and nourishes a deep part of my heart. maybe it's the changing of the season, the anticipation of the hibernation of the winter months ahead, the array of gorgeous colors, the crispness... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at sperlygirl
all day, i have been mulling over a recent prompt from michelle's course and carrying it with me. my task was simple, to create a list. but i found myself coming back to the essence of my list throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at sperlygirl
Ohhhh, safe travels and ENJOY! I look forward to your images!!!
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today is gray and rainy. the streets are wet, the sky is darkening, the neighborhood sings it's song of evening as traffic returns home for night and the day winds down. i am reminding myself that transition takes time...for each... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2015 at sperlygirl
it's been awhile since i have found my way here. settling in is a lot of work and we are just now at the point where we can exhale and begin to establish a new rhythm in our new home.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at sperlygirl
ten years ago, my dearest friend gave me this talisman as i readied myself to relocate overseas to italy and start a brand new life. a small ceramic egg stamped with a powerful little word. i hand carried this talisman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2015 at sperlygirl
i have been quiet here lately and it's not for a lack of words, but more of finding a right (for me) way to express them amidst this transition. at the moment, we are packing full our last days in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at sperlygirl
time continues, the years tick by, but no matter how many pass - you are never far from my heart. and although there is so much about your presence i will forever miss, i will always be grateful for the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at sperlygirl
it seems as if i have been at a loss for words as of late but the words have been here, i just haven't made sense of how to best string them together. in many ways, it feels as if... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2015 at sperlygirl
grazie lisa! i know change brings growth so i am trying to align my focus to this. xx
Toggle Commented May 13, 2015 on limbo lifts... at sperlygirl
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the limbo we have been wading through has recently been lifted with the news that our home will soon change to another country and whole other continent. japan. digesting this news has taken some time. any change is challenging, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at sperlygirl
last week we packed it up and headed out for a short adventure to valencia, spain. what a fantastic city! i was enamored with the beautiful street art everywhere and quickly found some favorite artists (@deih.xlf, @julieta_xlf, Afrodita by @rosh333,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at sperlygirl
Sounds lovely...and you have the trees I love! Enjoy!!!
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2015 on benvenuto primavera... at sperlygirl
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wish i could say that i love this season the best here, but it seems that i look forward to all changes that i notice around here as each season passes. but spring is always special as there is an... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at sperlygirl