My partner is not just a sought after musician, he’s also an award winning standup comic and comedic writer. At one of his comedy shows, a fan gave him a lovely little bouquet of flowers, that included one long stem red rose and a few blush roses. I made rose water out of the roses, but I noticed that the solitary long stem red rose had decided that life on my kitchen window in the morning sun with friends around, was worth hanging out a while. I make a habit of keeping my flowers long past what other might think is alive, just in case. I got lucky again. Please welcome Little Red to the family.
Originally from The San Fernando Valley, in Los Angeles, I now live (mostly) in San Francisco, California. I found my artistic voice meandering between my early career in recreation and a later career in hospice as a Chaplain/Bereavement Counselor. Through my own personal journey of renewal, and through the companioning of courageous grieving souls (of whom I am ever indebted), I have come to realize how important artistic self-expression is to our spiritual development, growth, and healing. Expressing ourselves is healing. Witnessing another human being's journey through self-expression is also healing. Art heals. It just does. This blog is to assist one another in the artful journey of renewal and healing. My passions, some of which include photography, gardening, painting, and woodwork, are naturally my favorite sources of inspiration and renewal. I fully embrace the lifestyle philosophy of re-creating the mind, body, and soul through self-expression - and play! Nothing is more descriptive of play to me than creating art. Each of us enjoys the opportunity to - and faces the responsibility of - exploring and implementing our own means of self-expression. My hope is that we can share, and grow, and companion with one another along the way. Visit www.LyndaAnne.shop to shop the Lynda Anne Department Store brand. Thank you for supporting small business artisans. Artfully Yours, ~Lynda Anne View all posts by Lynda Anne