Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Thank you so much to all of you who have followed me through this blog.  It's time to go big or go home, so Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co. can now be found and followed here.  Excited for all the good things to come, and the beauty to be discovered.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands, just as we instructed you before. -1 Thessalonians 4:11

collaboration with darling kelli murray.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Monday, October 21, 2013

wake up call.

"the gift that is in you will destroy you if the character in you cannot sustain you." -christine caine; hillsong conference LA

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

give me grace to walk the path...

sabbath scribbles listening to an old gem, isa's "all that you dreamed of" and remembering that there's a greater dream for little old me. a dream that the Creator of the Universe dreams. i want that one.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

hand painted signage

i spent all of saturday hand-painting words onto large arrows that my dearest room-mate and sister-friend whitney stroupe painted (her website's coming soon).  these arrows were a big installation for the sanctuary at our church, mosaic.  it was exactly what my heart needed after 6 weeks of being slammed at my day job.  i just needed a day in the hot mosaic warehouse-sanctuary, in my overalls, with a ton of room to spread out and work with my hands.  the only problem is that it made me crave more.  i'm dreaming of a day when i can spend all day working with my hands.  i think it frees me up to spend my thoughts on lovely dreamy things...just where my mind and heart like to dwell most.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

my heart is not a machine.

can't stop playing this.  and when i'm not playing it, it's phantom-ringing in my ears.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

things dad said...

background indigo magic credit-whitney stroupe.

Monday, May 13, 2013

mother's day.

my darling dear room-mate commissioned me to do a custom piece for her mother...a lady who i adore and respect tremendously.  and this prayer was what her heart desired.  it was Jesus doing His work again, because i need this tattooed on my heart...which always for me, starts with putting it to nib and ink.

Dear Lord, you once said, 
"The will of him who sent me 
is that I should lose nothing 
of all that he has given to me."
These words are a source of consolation this day. 
They show that you are doing all that can be done 
to keep me in your love. 
They demonstrate that indeed
you entered this world to save me,
to free me from the bonds of evil and sin, 
and to lead me to your Father's house. 
They reveal that you are willing 
to struggle against the strong powers
which pull me away from you. 
Lord, you want to keep me, hold on to me, 
fight for me, protect me, help me, support me, 
comfort me, and present me to your Father. 
It indeed is your divine task not to lose me! 
And yet I am free. 
I can separate myself from you, 
and you will never take this freedom away from me. 
Oh, what a wonder of love, 
what a mystery of divine grace! 
Please, Lord, let me freely choose for your love
so that I will not be lost to you. 

Henri Nouwen

Friday, February 8, 2013

my daytime.

boy am i blessed.  in the daytime i work as a medical volunteer program coordinator for a non-profit called fresh start...sometimes i'm just floored.  can't believe how much magic is constantly unfolding in these kids' stories.  check it out.  proof that somewhere deep in our veins, lies the wondrous goodness that we were created for.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

late night endeavors.

sometimes just need a little coaxing.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Berndnaut Smilde is a Dutch artist that creates clouds in empty homes and photographs them.  I die.  I want clouds in my house, yes please.

Watch the artists here...