In 2016 I'm attempting to do #52weeksofstorytelling with a different theme each week.
Week 15/52 - Frustration
Clutter in my own house frustrates me to no end. I'm a minimalist, but the rest of the family doesn't necessarily embrace the concept. My oldest daughter is amazingly talented when it comes to art, and she's always working on something. I want to give her the space and time to develop her skills on a daily basis (so glad we homeschool!), but I also want clear surfaces (especially since her art space doubles as her school desk). Then I look around and see my own stuff strewn everywhere and remember to extend grace and encouragement. (I have a pic that shows more of the clutter, but I prefer to focus on the beautiful artist instead).
Beauty everywhere I look....
frog friends, golden hour light, dandelion macro
big trees, a fun concert, blue skies and clouds
fiddleheads, front yard blooms, slugs
Beverly Cleary, beloved children's author, turned 100 this past week. She's best known for her fun-loving character, Ramona - a series my own girls love. We first read this series shortly after moving to Portland, OR and discovered the stories were set here in Portland because Beverly is from Oregon. It was fun to learn more about our new home through the stories. There is a real Klikitat street, and many tributes around the city to Ms. Cleary (like the statues in Grant Park). We celebrated the day in the most appropriate way - D.E.A.R. (drop everything and read). This was a concept introduced in the stories.