Coastal Ohio Art GIVEAWAY! So excited to be giving away one of my favorite canvas panel prints with @shanmsolt . When people think of Ohio I very much doubt the word "coastal" comes to mind. How wrong they are! If you know your geography, then you know much of the northern border of Ohio lies along Lake Erie. Many people who live in and between Toledo and Cleveland spend their summers boating, swimming, and fishing on Lake Erie. My artwork is inspired by my summers along Lake Erie and Lake Michigan. All you have to do to enter this giveaway is: 1. Follow me and @shanmsolt on Instagram. 2. Comment on this post your favorite thing about coastal life! 3. Winner will randomly be chosen this Thursday!
Does anyone else get overwhelmed by the sadness and strife around us? I know that I’m someone who feels things a little too deeply sometimes. We all need somewhere to channel this energy, and I’m grateful I’ve found my unique way. I find meditation, relief, solace and prayer during my creative practice💜🌷🙏 What is your reminder to lay your burdens down? 📷💐: @intrigueteaches
This picture is ruining me right now. It came up in my Facebook memories from five years ago, and oh so much has changed. It’s my parents holding hands, still sitting on the pew after church. It must be a cell phone shot. They’ve been holding hands thru nearly 64 years of marriage, so a found shot like this was on my bucket list. Alzheimer’s has changed things a lot since this picture was made. Dad still holds Mom’s hand out of affection, but often just to lead her, too. Through it all, they are continuing to demonstrate how love should look, just by living their everyday lives. For them it has looked like the woman voted “Daintiest Girl” in high school marrying a pilot and living all over the US, driving up the unpaved Alcan Hwy with a toddler in tow, being the oldest parents at all the events by a decade with their last, surprise child...And now it looks like sleep whenever you can get it, waking when she wakes, giving directions to the bathroom in your own house, overlooking accusations that you’ve rearranged things, and dressing your spouse for the day. There is beauty in this season, too. But this reminder of just 5 years ago today just feels like harsh reality and is leaving me a little wrecked.