Today I was raking in a hurry- again. I take great comfort in working outside. Raking and weeding help absorb any mental angst I might be feeling. The natural world is one way to find comfort- from both everyday challenges and really big ones like the recent killings overseas. How do you find comfort?
I’ve gardened for many years. I love to get my hands and nose into it. There’s a cycle to the work I find very satisfying. It’s predictable. My interest in applying outdoor images of flowers and plants for use in home décor is to offer their intrinsic beauty as a balm for busy lives. Each pillow captures an image taken in season. This peony is one I caught in Full Bloom. Look for her next summer. You can see more pillow images here. Paola Pillow art is meant to be held, not hung.
Music also brings comfort. This is a very different Annie Lennox than I remember. And, a traditional lullaby from her Scottish roots. https://youtu.be/Y89zxuzpW_k