What are the habits that sustain you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I used to think that self-care was just a nightly bath or painting my nails. But living through some tough seasons showed me that my shallow approach to self-care wasn't going to cut it. I reached a breaking point (or, if I'm...
by tendandmend 5 months ago | via Instagram

It's okay, it's okay, it's okay. (re-sharing a favorite semi-updated) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you are learning, that's okay. There's no shame. There are likely many forces and reasons why you weren't shown or taught sooner. Particularly for anyone from marginalized or oppressed groups. Particularly for women. Particularly for those who experienced...
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram

Or what we don’t create at all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It pains me to think about how many of us avoid creating because we don’t think we are “any good” or as good as others or it’s a waste of time or even just because there’s a million...
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram

After years away from using paint or collage myself, I reminded myself again and again to “start where you are” and enjoy the process––a life lesson I hope to empower others to consider. In art and in life, we don’t have to have it all figured out or be certain...
by tendandmend 2 months ago | via Instagram