February 2016 (+2015)

A year of: 

Daily struggles and little triumphs.  Of gratitude and surrender, (to each day and what it brings).  And of endless prayer, (that I can learn to love better...through my scattered fears, through the overwhelming beauty, through the grind of this modern parenting/job having life). 

-Woodcarving + woodworking (kept me distracted in the best way, in the way that only working with your hands can)

-Making puzzles again, playing with a new color palette. 

-5 Points Market,  gracious enough to have my work on their walls for this winter.  (Thank you, Jasper. xo)

-My old studio, missing everything about it except the heat in the summertime.  But grateful that I can now work at home,  painting and woodworking.

-Listening, mostly to nothing new...old rock and roll...CCR, Van Morrison, Paul Simon and such.

-Reading, The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, (a brilliant book about developmental trauma and all that we can do for ourselves and others to recover from it)

xo Maja

 

 

 Sketch to start

Sketch to start

 Carving

Carving

 Finished

Finished

 Carving

Carving

 Painted and varnished

Painted and varnished

 Horse Carving

Horse Carving

 New Hand-painted Wood Pig Puzzle 

New Hand-painted Wood Pig Puzzle 

 Backside of puzzle pieces

Backside of puzzle pieces

 New Hand-painted Wood Circus Elephant Puzzle

New Hand-painted Wood Circus Elephant Puzzle

 Letters and Numbers

Letters and Numbers

 Good read...

Good read...

 Viggo + Hendrix, playing with stone carved blocks, made by my father

Viggo + Hendrix, playing with stone carved blocks, made by my father

 Viggo. last summer, at our favorite snow cone shop,  Oasis Raspados .

Viggo. last summer, at our favorite snow cone shop, Oasis Raspados.

 Viggo's crew 

Viggo's crew 

 Last year's studio

Last year's studio

 Hand-carved frames, ready for mirrors. 

Hand-carved frames, ready for mirrors. 

 Viggo + friends, at  5 Points Market

Viggo + friends, at 5 Points Market