Your everyday life could be much more meaningful.
In a world that is sometimes chaotic, stormy, and nonsensical, it can be reassuring to be part of a community where the weather is sunny and the forecast is upbeat. Often our society overlooks the quiet ones among us in favor of the outgoing. Mainstream parenting magazines can cause us to feel like we are inept for taking time for ourselves or for feeling overwhelmed. News and entertainment focuses on the negative far more than on stories of kindness and compassion.
Poetic Aperture is meant to be a healing respite in such a world. Its archives are stuffed with authentic writing about how to share your kindness in your community, having a sense of humor about raising these little human beings, and expressing yourself authentically and creatively through whatever is meaningful to you. It may inspire you to try something new, whether a hobby or a perspective.
Where do you fit in?
Do you answer “YES!” to any of these questions?
Do you try to live a life of kindness, curiosity, and mindfulness?
- Are you sensitive, intuitive, and/or introverted?
- Do you want to invite more meaning into your life?
- Do you love to express yourself creatively?
- Are you on a journey of mindful parenting?
If you answered “yes” to any of these, then you belong here! I invite you to join the community here at Poetic Aperture by clicking the Subscribe link below. You will receive each new post in your inbox as soon as it’s published (typically three days a week) for you to enjoy at your leisure. [otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-2]
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“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart. Pursue those.” ~ Michael Nolan
I am a mother, photographer, avid reader and artist. This award-winning blog is a mix of those identities, plus whatever I stumble across that inspires me and that I hope may inspire YOU. I live in Houston, Texas, with my husband, my five-year-old daughter, two cats and two goldfish. I’m pretty sure I’m too complicated to fit in a little “About Me” box. My new obsessions: taking pictures, writing blog posts, putting paint and paper on canvas, and stopping by to visit my favorite blog friends.
Poetic Aperture began 3+ years ago as a way to collect experiences, photography, and reflections that bring me comfort and to help me notice the little things that bring beauty. Now it’s as much a part of my identity as my favorite jeans and my treasured books.
Three mornings each week, I will share with you something to lift you up, whether it be a photograph with a lovely quotation, my monthly book report that may lead you to want to read something, or a peek into my latest art project. Each post is meant to help us slow down and live more mindfully. A tool for self-reflection, Poetic Aperture keeps what is important to us at the forefront of our minds. Toss in some humor, maybe a parenting moment or two, and lots of creative projects and you’ve got a recipe for success.
I love photography and how it helps me to notice expressions, nature, hidden things and find that I need it to help me see the world. I write to discover who I am, to foster creativity, and to learn where I’m going. My newish creative outlet, mixed-media, has led me to all sorts of goodness. Sharing these with you here just feels right.
Our creative community needs YOU
I absolutely adore being part of a larger community of creative souls. That what I write here resonates with others is an immeasurable bonus for me. Every time someone takes the time to leave a comment, I feel like clicking my heels together in gleeful abandon.
- “It’s like opening a little treasure box.“
- “I look forward to your e-mail every day.”
- “I am constantly blown away.”
- “You bring a smile to my inbox every morning.”
I invite you to join the community here at Poetic Aperture by clicking the Subscribe link below. You will receive each new post in your inbox as soon as it’s published (typically three days a week) for you to read at your leisure. I also invite you to share your voice in the comment section of each post so you can feel even more connected to our group of beautiful friends here. I welcome your thoughts and feedback.[otw_is sidebar=otw-sidebar-2]
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