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 3 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 1 week ago | via Instagram

Self-kindness, curiosity, expressing ourselves––these are muscles we can strengthen with intentional use. Creative activities––whatever that looks like for you (and it can look a million ways) can allow us safe but still very real opportunities to practice these skills. This collection of paintings I created was definitely an opportunity to...
by tendandmend 2 weeks ago | via Instagram

I've shared about my creative journey more in the last few months, and painted a TON this spring, but now I desperately need to clear some space! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I figured I'd offer these to see if anyone is interested in taking them home. If so, my counter-tops (and student loan...
by tendandmend 2 weeks ago | via Instagram