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Urban Gardening by the Sea


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Slow Down

If you look close at this Dahlia, you will see a small bug on a petal.   Taking time to notice the smallest details is a way to calm the anxiety and hustle in my brain.  Getting outside in the dirt, listening to the birds, and seeing flowers and little creatures involves all the senses: feel, see, hear, smell, even taste at times.  Using our senses like this, away from our phones and computers, is so healing.  I’m always learning how to heal my autoimmune, hormonal issues and adrenal fatigue.  So, try it!  Get in your garden, slow down, use your senses, and see how healing it can be.  


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Hand Torn Linen

I’m obsessed with hand torn, frayed edge linen!   It is such an organic look for wedding menus and banners.  This seating chart screen printed, and hung in a tree is a beautiful example of how lovely linen is, when incorporated into your event. 

  
Photo: Eric Mcvey   Calligraphy: Written Word Calligraphy  Styling: Joy Proctor  Venue: Figueroa Farmhouse, Los Olivos, CA


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Thailand

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Thailand.  A country of great beauty, and great heartache.

I had the privilege to be there in October 2014, and again in May 2015.  Both times, teaching floral design to the women at Samaritan Creations Ministry.  A ministry, in Bangkok, Thailand, that is helping women break free from the bondage of the sex industry.

What a blessing for God to use my gifts to help these women learn a trade, that could help them support themselves.  I feel honored to have been welcomed and embraced by them.  I am so humbled by how hard they work, and how much they have overcome.   If you want to check out their ministry go to Samaritan Creations.