launching a new series for the new season...
the first day of september is loaded with potential. it always is. possibility is perched in those trees, she's waiting to tumble down with the leaves. the beginning of a new season, a birthday just twenty-four days away, the start of projects and crisp notebooks to fill, ladling steamy soup into big bowls with crusty bread for dipping, cozy sweaters back in rotation; september sets the mood up for me. and this one shall be no different. am praying hard for productivity and inspiration. there are still lots of unknowns ahead (am learning to accept unknowns as they are a way of life). but i do know one thing: there will be painting! we'll be house hopping a bit this month, so blogging we'll be very sporadic (i hope you'll be patient!). still, i've got a couple things on the horizon.
the big one // the house hunt is finally over. hip hip hooray! it's true, we are in the process of buying our first home. we are relieved and excited. indeed it has been a process, emphasis added. of course, i'm learning, most worthwhile things in life come with a few hoops to jump through. our home is cozy and suitable and just feels right as so many of you told me it would. dan's sweet grandma bernice would pat me on the hand (seeing how frustrated i was) and tell me that i would know when we found the right house. i trusted her, but doubted my instincts would kick in. she was right. someone told me when you find the right house (or husband!), you love it so much you don't mind compromising on its minor flaws. they become endearing. isn't that so true?! this home was built in the 1940s; and what it lacks in closet space it makes up for in charm! we feel so blessed. God always knows and always carves out a path.
a new blog series // i continue to look for fresh content to blog about and am especially thrilled when i can introduce an etsy shop, designer, or artisan to (you!) my readers. being a small business owner myself, i know how much word of mouth can boost sales! this upcoming new series, HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS, will be dedicated to unique and awesome artwork (including but not limited to the kind you frame and hang on the walls) which will be going up in our new home. the posts will be scheduled here and there while we're on-the-move. i've handpicked a few fabulous sponsors (from all over the globe) whom i'll be featuring right here on martawrites, and, obviously, in our home! which means these talented folks create pieces that i really, truly love. we are big believers in the william morris quote, have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
cheers to september and all the good we shall scoop out of it, jack-o-lantern style. p.s. that darling floral print (pictured) is actually the wallpaper in my mother-in-law's laundry room!!
interested in having your work featured in our home? please email me directly.