“Find yourself in simplicity” from his insta profile
It amazes me to see how he captures so much beauty and form in such simple lines.
I am feeling inspired to draw committing to just 15 minutes is all it takes. Doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look quite (anything!) like this—it’s just about play, practice, putting pen (or pencil) to paper.
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”
— Maya Angelou
One of my favorite quotes. Just like love, creativity multiplies and expands the more you use it.
If I never discovered cooking as my first creative passion, I doubt I would have been guided to try painting.
Tonight, I’m taking a ballet class. I’ve taken one or two before but I have no background in dance, so I’m basically an absolute beginner. I love watching ballet and I love the feeling of moving my body in that way so I’m excited to explore it more formally, even if I’m not the most coordinated when it comes to choreographed dance!
Moving the body is such a powerful form of self-expression, and it really opens me up to be creative in other aspects my life. Have you shared a similar experience?
Grilling pizza tonight so figured I would spice up the fresh strawberries and cherries I got at the market yesterday with some homemade vanilla ice cream.
Decided to add rose water at the last minute. Loving this idea because I always want vanilla ice cream with pie, and I think the rose flavor would pair well with most fruit pies.
See more on stories! Also asked there if you’d like to learn how to make ice cream so let me know.
Now to avoid eating this entire thing right now...
3 simple pitcher cocktails for summer:
Rosé sangria with ginger and peach
The best watermelon margaritas with a surprise ingredient (this one is my absolute fave)
🥥 Coconut mojitos made with fresh coconut water and milk
I’ve been making it an intention to live by this mantra daily. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day, and forget to focus on what fills up the soul. The question I ask myself is, what will my 65 or 80 year-old self care about? What will I remember? Yes, the work needs to happen, the bills need to get paid. But when we remember to take time to do even one small thing that makes our souls happy each day, everything else becomes easier and more joyful, too.
Image via @astrotwins, one of whom I had the pleasure of meeting at a wedding a few weeks ago (hi Ophi!). Check them out and read today’s post to see how this relates to what’s happening in the stars.