Taking care of our coast and ocean has always been important to Teddy and I. Now we take it even more seriously as we strive to live off the land and sea, simultaneously building a family and community that also works toward this goal of sustainability. Thank you for being part of our journey and community! I made this Coat of Arms for our own family and beyond, to remind all of us to “Be wise to what is good.”
The rest of the verse in Romans says “and innocent of evil,” which convicts me not to spend too much of my time reading about the craziness of the world (just enough to not be living under a rock). After all, the change that we all want to see isn’t going to happen on social media, it’s clear. The change starts in our own homes and our communities, so focus on making them full of love, joy and goodness, and it will spread faster than Covid.
We went to Tavernier in the Florida Keys, and rented a beautiful house on the water that accommodated 8 adults, 7 kids (6 and under), and 2 boats... Needless to say, we had the time of our lives... Besides being able to fish or lobster everyday, being able to eat it all in the most delicious ways possible was such a treat!
With the new Lights Out shirts available, I thought it was a good time to do a little photo shoot... My husband attached rod holders to the back of the boy's truck so they could drive themselves to the neighborhood docks and fish. It was well-received to say the least...
Ben Hicks and I have been friends since our very first Art Show together about three years ago. We both liked all things ocean and surfing, we were both making a career of something we loved, we were both expecting little groms of our own soon... We still have so much in common, and so does our art. When I started this painting of Boca and Deerfield, "The Hatchling Charge", it didn't immediately occur to me that I was painting Ben's life as a photographer. As most of you know, his main subjects are waves and sea turtles and Boca is his main stomping ground.
I know it sounds hard, trust me, I didn't know how it would even be possible with a little boy who eats all day long and needs tons of snacks on hand, but I LOVE my reusable sandwich bags. They have made lunch and snack time so much fun, and they're really not hard to clean at all. You can machine wash them, or wash them inside out with hot water and soap while doing dishes, and then air dry.