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In the Studio: Prepping for a Busy Month

In the Studio: June Roundup, On Taking a Break

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities,
Part 01

I’ve never been great at writing. I grew up knowing that I wasn’t quite “getting it” in terms of understanding grammar and sentence structure. I don’t know if I just wasn’t taught these things well or if my brain just doesn’t work like that. But as I have gotten older I have found some work-arounds. […]

ESSAYS | On Writing

Winter can be a tough one. For you? For me. For a lot of folks I know. Although winter lends itself to all things cozy (which I love) the amount of slowing down can be disconcerting, particularly after the holiday rush about. Just recently I have noticed that my spirit calms in the winter, it […]

ESSAYS | Finding Light in the Darkness of Winter

Favorite Blog Posts

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities, Part 01

How to: Framing 101 Resources & Tips

In the Garden: Before & After

How to: Framing 201: The Float Frame

Essays: Curiosity & Priorities Part 02

Essays: finding light in the darkness of winter

Daily Inspiration

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. 

John Muir

It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in this broken world.

Mary Oliver

lately at atwater studios

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What's inspiring me lately: Open meadows. Wise old trees. Rivers and lakes. Springtime flowers. The sound of the ocean. Undiscovered paths.

On my bookshelf

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, Art + Fear by David Bayles. (View my full studio library here!)

I'm so glad you're here. Thank you for joining me on my journey to explore this beautiful world with wonder, inspiration, and awe.

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