The Right to Write

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Hello readers and welcome back (to me and you!)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve written and for that, I’m sorry. I’ve been working through a huge growth period in my life – think complete care remodel, then double it. I’ve been so thankful for the time to spend on my journey to discover who I really am, and it’s also taken a lot out of me – emotionally, mentally, and physically. Triple whammy! Speaking of whammies – I’ve been updating the blog too! So, along with the changes to my person, I thought it was time to make some changes to my presence online – I hope you like them! I’ve had some trouble committing to writing and below are four things I’ve used to help build my confidence. I hope you read on.

The Storm Inside Me

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Hi friends. This week, I’m feeling led to dive into some poetry.

A Storm is brewing,
and it’s me.

The tendrils of my heart,
beg me to see.

My time is not up,
in this malevolent world.

I’ve much to wander,
my passion will not be furled.

Each day is a book,
words to be had.

A New Twist On An Old Tradition

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craft

Another project in the books. I can’t believe I finished my first quilt! It is not perfect by any means… but, that’s what makes it special.

This quilt was a new take on the ‘guest book’. Yes, I found it on Pinterest, and yes it actually turned out! We had our guests sign squares that were precut. We placed assorted colors out on the table with a sign explaining what to do. If you’d like more information, please shoot me a comment!

Eureka!

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tada

Well, I’m sure you’ve seen the changes with my blog! Yep, I took some time today to really dig into how to feature my work, alongside my blog. I knew there was a way!

I found this awesome theme – Blask (free!) – and with it’s fantastic documentation, was able to figure out how to construct my portfolio, with a blog page! It may seem simple to some, but it was a huge breakthrough for me! A few reasons why I decided to change, one more time:

  1. A shorter URL: I went from being about 100 characters… to stuffhollysees.com. Score!
  2. One stop shop: This way, all of my work is in one place, yet still separate. Another win!
  3. Hopefully… more visitors: this way, I give my readers more to browse, and hopefully keep them in my work longer.

Geeking Out on Hand-Lettering

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drawn

My Saturday night me time consisted of drawing a new inspirational quote. I LOVE hand-lettering, you get the appreciation for when fonts used to be created. It’s a beautiful thing. If you’re interested in getting your hands on one of my hand-lettered quotes, I have a Gig posted on Fiverr.com

You can purchase any hand-written quote that your heart desires, for just $5 here!

The Storm After The Calm

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seasons

With 2015 upon me, one resolution I’ve decided upon (no, it’s not a weight loss resolution!) is to consistently write for my blog. With that, I was blessed with my first topic for the new year – Seasons.

I’ve been going through one of the longest most grueling seasons of my life. It all started with a decision, made mutually with God, to move towards change, healing, and forgiving. This season of mine has felt like a long, winding, dense wilderness full of images of past regrets, hurt, loneliness, anger, and frustration. Don’t get me wrong – God shows me glimpses of the meadow beyond the wilderness – so my hope lives on.