We have made it to the third trimester!! I can't believe Mia Kai will be here in less than three months. Ahh!! We have a lot to do before she arrives, but we thought it'd be fun to share the inspiration for her nursery with y'all today. Lots of floral, delicate colors and soft accents... it's actually developing differently than I originally expected, but I think it will be perfect for her. :)Read More
Mia Kai Todd will be arriving April 2016, friends!!!
Several people have asked if Mia (or) Kai are family names. Answer: Nope. Well, not that we know of. We really just love the name Mia and Kai is both Hawaiian and Japanese. We couldn’t resist giving her a name that comes from some of our favorite locations to travel. Plus, she's already spent more than half of her life (in the womb) being carried around Hawaii. :)Read More
I have intentions of selling pretty much all of the artwork I create, but I decided to hold on to this one.
I've seen this quote floating around Pinterest and Etsy for a while now but I've been so inspired by it. The quote actually derived from Kate Forsyth's The Witches of Eileanan, "May my heart be kind, my mind fierce, and my spirit brave." I haven't read the book but I do love this quote.
When I finished painting this girl, she seemed to hold all of these characteristics. Obviously, she's not real but an artist becomes connected to the person or objects in the artwork, just as a writer becomes connected to the people (fiction or non-fiction) that he / she writes about. Trust me, as I'm writing this, I'm questioning if I should share this or not. I realize how crazy it sounds. But I'm trusting that you'll either disregard the craziness and continue to read future blog posts or you'll love this piece and totally relate to what I'm saying.
Kind heart, fierce mind, brave spirit: these are characteristics I pray to develop in my own life. I lack each one daily but it is because of the grace of God that I entail these characteristics at all.
This painting hangs in my studio along with a few other favorites of mine. It is a reminder of who I want to be and the warrior heart I strive to attain.
What quote or scripture are you drawn to this week?