life glimpses // much ado with paint

 

Life is unpredictable,
It changes with the seasons,
Even your coldest winter,
Happens for the best of reasons,
And though it feels eternal,
Like all you'll ever do is freeze,
I promise spring is coming,
And with it, brand new leaves.

~e.h.

you're probably wondering why I used that poem by someone I don't even know.
but to me it somehow describes this season in my life a bit. not that it's really winter here in Texas anymore - ha! that disappeared in February....
but it's like working through a bunch of new situations, and old ones. and it's like it is getting close to spring... new leaves. new and fresh things. God is at work. I know it full well. There's been a lot of growing.

one main reason for this post is paint. yeah. all the paint. a peek into the first few days of the transformation of the yellowed, old walls into beautiful, bright and calming colors. whites, and creams and grays and blues. my favorites.
it's crazy to think that as I type there are only two rooms without paint, and that my amazing mama painted more wall and ceiling space than we have accomplished in one day I think. By herself. So thank you, mama, for all the hard work  -  you - have so selflessly put into this house that will be home. Your strength and courage and steadfastness is such a blessing and inspiration to me. 

without further ado. some pictures.

I just love images like the one above. I haven't done photography for myself and my family in quite some time. Being strategic and hiding myself so that I can capture those fleeting everyday moments, that, in time will become treasures. One click, one memory. Me, thinking settings and composition - to tell the story of what really happened. But also, letting go of the mental "this is the right way to shoot this" and letting myself - no - almost making myself, be free to do whatever idea appears in my heard. create art bundled with memory. this, to me is a truly powerful thing. 
pictured: my little buddy brother playing, troubleshooting his remote controlled truck, in the midst of dust, painting, dirty buckets, cables...