I AM

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out of time
out of step .. out of breath
feeling part overwhelmed .. part grateful
loving final orchestra concert .. final awards .. senior prom
wishing two daughters "Happy Graduation" in the span of 3 weeks
counting the days until my teaching job is done for the year .. 15 days to go
inheriting a cat for the summer & celebrating a wedding anniversary along the way

perched//

although the wings appear a bit crooked and unraveled
I AM perched in the curve of the branch feeling support and comfort
thank you blog friends for your encouraging visits to this space always

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if you wish, take a moment to look at the CARDS/ART section in my ETSY shop
I will draw a name Saturday night from the comments left here
and send you one card of your choice
because it is such fun to do


41 comments:

smith kaich jones said...

You are full of words! And I love them, you busy, busy, busy bee. I love your cradled bird and the wonderful I Am necklace.

Plus I want to say thank you to YOU for being there for me these last few weeks. I think I am back and I will be around to see you more. And so glad!

xoxo
Debi

Leslie Avon Miller said...

It sounds like a busy time for you. Summer will be here soon!

Renee Howell said...

i am. black dash lines
you are. here. and there.

take care during this busy time.

Kim Klassen said...

just love you.... every visit ... INSPIRES..

short courses said...

More events are coming along the way. Wishing you more happiness and blessing everyday.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You sound busy but with lots of good things ... funny to think of you coming to the end of school year.

ginny said...

i love your sweet 'bird' nestled in the safety of the branch. your calm beautiful inner spirit will gentle support and guide you through these busy and exciting weeks dear elk,
blessings
ginny x

rachel awes said...

thank you for the giveaway, dear one! if i happen to be so blessed, i would choose "tender song". your cards are tender songs! (& gorgeous!). love the creation in this post too!!! & love you "i am" necklace crazily!/where did you find such a soul wonder?!!
lol to exactly where you are now.x

Traci said...

With all you have going on - and a give-away to boot! (Crossing my fingers for Tender Song)
I love this post - photo leading into who you are right now. Take care of yourself during this busy time!

becky at abbeystyle said...

A happy and busy May for you! Isn't it great to be an I AM? I'm off to look at your cards...

becky at abbeystyle said...

Just back from your etsy shop...my favorite is the "collage with words" Lovely...wish I was in your classroom :)

Char said...

your work is just gorgeous

and my, what a busy woman you are. ahhh, summer though, summer.

beth said...

my days are busy too! its is always the most joyous occasions that fill our lives, and make us overwhelmed at the same time! wishing you much joy as your daughters graduate! I am sure it will be bittersweet!
Happy Anniversary and hoping you rest and peace this summer!
Your art work is so lovely as always!

sperlygirl said...

what wonderful changes on your horizon. bittersweet moments infused with joy - the very essence of motherhood, right? i understand the feeling of overwhelm. hang in there.

Kimmie said...

the "inheriting a cat for the summer" part will be a sweet treat :) .... cats are such comfy cozy creatures ..... that kitty will join you on the curve of the branch with a sweet purr and a "sit a spell and adore me" request

kate i said...

Love your winged beauty Elk! I am...wishing ou joy in the flight.

Betsy said...

Now that is a lot to celebrate! How wonderful...mixed emotions, I'm sure!

SE'LAH... said...

well, Happy Anniversary!
you are one of the most talented educators I know. your students are fortunate to have you.

georgia b. said...

you have so much going on... but all beautiful things. how blessed you are. happy anniversary to you.

off to see your cards now.

georgia b. said...

oh my. oh my!

if i win, i so so so want "bird in leaf". it's just adorable!

{p.s. just noticed your new banner. LOVE!}

maccandace said...

So many exciting things for you and, being a cat-lover myself, I hope you enjoy kitty sitting over the summer, they're such fun.

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

Here's a wish for a deep breath amongst the busy-ness.

Lisa

Jewels said...

Yeah, i might feel a bit unraveled too with all that going on, but yet, safe in the curve. Nice!

Country Girl said...

Congratulations on your daughters! What do you teach? Yes, we're all counting the days at school, too.

Love those sweet little cards, especially modern bird in b&w.

Laura said...

Happy belated anniversary! I am so pleased to share that special date with you! Tell me...was it windy on your wedding day? I just love it when the wind blows on May 15.

You have been a busy lady. Your wings may be a little crooked and unraveled from boosting those young'uns out of the nest! Bless you...two in 3 weeks!

I shall visit etsy now. I, of course, would love to win, inherit, or just gaze upon anything you create!

myletterstoemily said...

so much to celebrate. . .so little time.

kt said...

elk,
funny i just did a painting with graduation as the initial thought behind it, it really made me think of home and how we can carry it with us and the transitions we face as families.
encouraging thoughts for you
kt

margie said...

your words may say you are frazzled but you still are able to put them together in an organized and melodic fashion. celebrate all of the good things.

koralee said...

I so hear you....life is crazy right now...I am too counting the days until teaching is done and the summertime freedom is upon me. Hugs for a great weekend. xoxox

mrs mediocrity said...

It sounds like your life is wonderfully full, I know that feeling so well...love the image with the necklace, the tiny bit of fringe...

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i am. too.
I liked the clothesline pieces.

Gayle said...

What a busy time of year, and so special this year with both of your girls graduating!

patty said...

a lot to finish the school year with... we transitioned from spring and school right into summer and summer stuff. all in one day! i'll be thinking of you as you celebrate those graduations... big steps... :)

Judy said...

Oh my, that's how I'm feeling. It's busy over here and not a lot of time for blog reading. It was nice to catch up on yours.

elizabeth said...

The end of the school year sounds so crazy. (More so for the teachers, I imagine.) And two graduations!

I wish you ease and rest and joy for the remainder of your school year. It's nice that you feel supported through all of this.

xoxo

Tracy said...

Busy days... Beautiful days... Enjoy, Elk... And Happy Anniversary! We're still on vacation...glad to have a moment to stop by. :o) ((HUGS))

Marcie said...

You are - amazing!!! Thanks for sharing your lovely words and images..and congrats on TWO daughters and their graduations!!!

beth said...

frazzled here, too....
but it's a good frazzle, right ?

congrats you and your kids !

Sue said...

And...."I am" so glad that I have stumbled onto you and your art. You are always so inspiring.

Relyn said...

Today was my first official day of summer break. Can you believe that? Too early!! Still... I sure enjoyed today.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Just love the I AM.