When I was a girl growing up on my parent’s farm I was constantly in a world of awe and wonder at nature. I had my “secret” places, which would change from time to time. Places I would hide treasures in, places I would hang out in to get away from my annoying younger brother and sister, places where for a couple of moments of my day… I could just sit and be at peace with myself and nature.
This is a path that was created by one of these secret spaces…
It is called the “island” by my family, and it’s FULL of hidden places. I’ve shown my older son one of my secret spaces in the last couple of years and I’ve now started to take my younger son to some of these secret places to… I hope that one or both of them eventually see the magic I witnessed as a youth.
No matter what they end up seeing, I’m constantly amazed at how just one image can transport me back to my childhood and give me my “secret” space again to escape to during hectic times in my now-adult life!
This last week was a very LOOOOONG week indeed! But, it also held many rewards… amongst them my birthday, my graduation from a college program and my little one’s birthday party!
During the middle of this week, in-between me going to work from @ 5:30AM and then to my clinical shifts @ Virginia Mason Hospital at 2PM till 11PM… I found some artistic inspiration.
This first one is a found art piece. It was posted to the corkboard in the staffroom behind the microwave and nobody seemed to know who’s it was? I enjoyed it being there and thought I’d share it with you.
This next shot was one I took on my last day of working and going to clinicals. By this time I was TOTALLY ready for my relaxing birthday the next day, but at the moment of this image my head was resting on the back of the lobby chair as I admired the pattern of the art-deco lights above.
There is just something so ALLURING…
So utterly WRONG with the world when all you can think about is….
Eeeewwwyyy-Goooeeeyyy Peanut Butter and Jelly DEEP FRIED sandwiches!
I’m afraid my world will never be the same again after my gastronomy adventure at the Folklife Festival last weekend!