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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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gratitude. it's more than just something i think about during the month of november. it is a tool that allows me the space and patience to make it through my day. it is the anchor i drop in the swirling... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at sperlygirl
most of my inspiration comes in tiny flashes of wonder - of simple things - during my day. perhaps it is the flash of color in the sky, the way the rain drops and splashes, the scent of a blooming... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at sperlygirl
way back when, when i was a young figure skater, i met Scott Hamilton. he was a champion and at our rink to participate in our show. i was dressed up in my costume walking towards the ice as he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at sperlygirl
it feels right to return to this tiny space that i have spoken from for nearly a decade. nearly a decade, oh my goodness. writing up thoughts; penning musings, ideas, art, and poetry; connecting and creating with other women artists... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at sperlygirl
today, i am moving my body through familiar salutations on the mat - breathing through constriction to open to spaciousness today, i am splashing through puddles in my rainboots as i dash in from one stop and back out to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at sperlygirl
today, i have felt a bit off, no real reason or explanation for it. but then i realized it is the 11th and questioned if the heaviness i was feeling was that tugging of nostalgia. and i opened myself to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at sperlygirl
Delisa, seeing one another is such a powerful thing, insn't it - how beautiful. I found this today too and thought it so very touching
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i have been thinking a lot about how to share this here...and i am just going to do so, honestly. while traveling this summer was full in many ways, there were some things we saw and experienced that deeply affected... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at sperlygirl
i had intended on running regularly during our travels but that was derailed early on. i managed one run along the beach and then turned to yoga and just going with the flow while traveling around. we are back in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at sperlygirl
we have been truly living our summer manifesto - walking beaches, hugging family and friends and catching up, laughing until we cry, and singing terribly and loudly while driving through the streets of my home. we have also had some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at sperlygirl
i have been at a loss for words here for sometime and for no real reason. partly, because it is easy to become swept up into this false idea of 'constant busyness' we seem to pursue or find. in that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at sperlygirl
what i notice around me lately... a beautiful package sent (and treasured) from a dear friend the layers of sweaters or jackets becoming less and less plans being made for summer adventures alchemy brewing from a small deck of cards... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at sperlygirl
the rain falls gently on the skylight above me, my fingers are covered in gesso and paint. there are so many beginnings to be had here, choosing one can sometimes be the challenge. a candle flickers softly from the corner,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at sperlygirl
happy easter to you too!!!
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spring brings treasures in her colors and blooms. her light lingers longer, stretching the evening a bit, reminding us of the beautiful palette she casts come twilight. her warming temperatures lure us all back outside under her fragrant trees. gathered... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at sperlygirl
these days, i am trying to carry my sketchbook with me. while i am never without a camera and i do love to compose images with photography, i am feeling the need to slow down connect more, presently. to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at sperlygirl
the sakura are beginning to blossom here. the trees are peppered with buds ready to burst with color and flower. japan has a long tradition of celebrating the cherry blossom blooms. long ago, their blooms announced the upcoming rice planting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at sperlygirl
still today, whenever i am moved by a song or piece of music, i know it because i am figure skating to it in my mind. figure skating was my youth and it is something i carry with me still...a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at sperlygirl
strung all throughout the city were paper lanterns. some red, some pink, some yellow. the streets were full of people and vendors. the air was perfumed with the tempting aromas of various foods. the festival converged in several areas, we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at sperlygirl
this project (a text to your first interesting to read what others shared) moving honesty from an inspiring artist bill murray what a super cool idea since high school, she always had stellar taste in super cool tunes and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at sperlygirl
ten things i know to be true.... the stories we each hold and carry - when shared with an open heart, can be a gift to another the healing natureof love is powerful - even more so in the difficult... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at sperlygirl
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 Feb 3, 2016 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