Sunday night we celebrated my oldest turning 6 at my mom's house. It was a lovely night full of good conversations, yummy food, and laughter.
My mom's hydrangea bush had a few blooms leftover from last year so I snatched them up to do some sun printing.
While Omaha's forecast predicted 15 straight days of clouds and rain, we had plenty moments of sunshine for me to work in my "outdoor studio".
Days later I set about mounting some of these prints because I hope to sell them as a means to fund my residency. The kids were all occupied and my supplies were at hand so I set forth to make a quick job of it. Of course, disaster quickly ensued. Little ones offered to "help" me, I politely declined and in my haste to be as efficient as possible I ruined a print (my mom's favorite one, of course!).
Of course I was immediately frustrated with what I did, but more so that I wasn't valuing my children's involvement with my work. Then I realized that I wasn't actually valuing my work either since I was in such a hurry to get it done.
A minute to slow down my breathing, a prayer asking for wisdom and grace, and we moved on to have a better day. My daughter made flowers with her glue gun, and I returned to mounting the rest of my prints.
I have two 5x7" cyanotype prints available for instant digital down load here! Only $10 each! (they even will fit into standard frame)