2020 has been so hard in so many ways. having a dear friend enter hospice last week was truly devastating. as we mourn so many of the hard parts of 2020, here are some things bringing me comfort this christmas: watching our dancer & her friends in the nutcracker, enjoying episodes of "the chosen" as a family, hearing about the unique mission of a "complete jew", watching the geese gather next door, baroque christmas music, darcy haas' letter to our community, watching the "bethlehem star" and so many other skyfilled wonders throughout the month.
at a time when we as a human family are facing covid challenges, it’s easy to see that others are also struggling. some are easily seen and it’s often easy to help. others yet, are less seen, less heard...we want to ease their suffering and and yet, we’re not sure exactly how to make that happen. meet my artist friend melissa robel. melissa is is not only lifting the world through her art, but she’s also the brains behind pads4refugees, a non-profit helping women and girls in refugee camps. hear about melissa’s unique education journey of art and law school(s!)...as well as her time in a yazidi refugee camp in greece. learn how melissa has used these experiences and connections to ease the burdens and challenges of the women and girls in the camps and find out how you can also help.
do you have a friend...that every time you’re with them, it just feels like you jump right back into things as if time had never passed? that’s my friend elizabeth jones dodge. She is the best of friends, loyal, creative, loves and seeks out beauty everywhere and shares it with others, and is the loveliest of mothers. you’ll love hearing all about her. enjoy!
if you listened to episode 82 and wished you could have heard more...here is the "after chat" with mcarthur krishna & bethany brady spaulding ...
meet authors, artists, designers and friends mcarthur krishna & bethany brady spalding. in this episode, you’ll hear all about their friendship and journey creating these gifts to the world (from all over the world). they share their thoughts on “personal expansion” during this strange time, solving problems, using our skills and talents for good, creating a more loving world, making space for women (or taking your space), our thoughts on Heavenly Mother (of course) and so so so much more. enjoy!
meet my beautiful artist friend beth ann allen: painter of landscapes, portraits, abstracts, & still life. right now she’s obsessed with patterns...specifically vintage patterns found in wallpaper.
on today’s edition of sweet ladies...i’m spotlighting my neighbor and friend through the field, martha fellows. she is so thoughtful, has a huge heart, is a mother of 8 children, and loves her siblings and extended family so much...you can just tell by the things she shares. she has had her own business run from her home most of the time i’ve known her and has also enjoyed working at our neighborhood cheese factory and dairy. i love martha and am excited to share about her.
recently i had the pleasure of chatting with another artist and brainstorm how to help her in her art biz. she wanted to spend our time talking about her art sales and how she could see more of them. mostly, i think she was having a hard time...like many of us do...seeing online that others are selling and feeling that she’s not. In this episode, i’ll share 10 things that you can do...or do in a new way to increase those sales.
meet sweet lady naomi watkins, author, educator, community supporter, advocate for women, adventurer and lover of the outdoors. as the director of education at better days 2020, she has been a part of a great movement of learning, curriculum, has co-authored the book champions for change, and is constantly trying to find ways to support latter-day saint women seeking to follow their passions & share their gifts in their careers.
“I nominate andrea allen! A beautiful person through and through. She is so full of light and has the most wonderful energy about her which she is always willing to share with others. All of this in spite of a demanding job and the full weight of parenting on her right now while her husband is working in Arizona. We have some incredible women on this street!” Laura Child of granarlo ep 59