Sale at The Painted Stork.

Just a quick post today to mention that we are having a week-long Spring Sale at The Painted Stork! Everything in the store is 20% off, including card sets, prints, and original paintings.

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It’s a good time to order for Mother’s Day, with plenty of time to get your artwork delivered.

And while I’m linking to other things, have you checked out the Shekina Meditation Podcast yet?

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You can find the most recent episode here.

Much love to you all,

Rae

You do not know where it comes from or where it goes...

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The other day, during art meditation,

 we focused on this verse:

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

These words are comforting when I feel too different to get along in this world.

When life feels confusing and overwhelming, with too many deadlines and not enough dancing.

When I am far from people that I love, or great trees that have been a shelter to me.

There is always that wind

It blows where it will

a warm wind

a kind wind

a breeze full of life and consolation.

This and that.

This morning is heavy and humid already, with a hint of cooling rain on the horizon. In a few minutes we will get into the car to drive to Mae Hong Son, about 2 and a half hours away, to renew our visas at immigration. The drive is very beautiful, though immigration days are long. 

I have a few business-y things. Kenya and I are opening our new website soon... with little starts and stops. We're selling our own art, as well as some collaborative pieces. It's a fun, interesting process as we get used to working with each other. Anyhow, I've been painting up a storm and I have a couple of new paintings in my shop.

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This brown bear.

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And these quail. You can find them here.

Also I'm putting a call out for reviews on my World Whisperer Boxset. If you have read the books, will you consider reviewing here? Thank you, reviews help so much with getting the books out to the world.

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This week will be full of writing and painting and teaching. I'm still hard at work on World Whisperer 4 and it's going to be worth the wait. It's a hard book to write, though! Oh my goodness. Every day is so full of the best things. Kissing and hugging and helping kids sort through conflict, deep discussions of faith and love with the kids and friends who drop over, or friends at the garden. All these things are worth it on this Monday morning. I know it is still Sunday for some of you. (Happy Father's Day!) But how is your week shaping up? What things are there to look forward to? To be curious about?

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