We had one perfect pink sunflower as a sign of summer’s end.
Among all of the plants I grow, my cactus babies are among the newest. Varied and intricate in ways other more traditional garden flowers aren’t, they inspire something in me. They find food and water in places others can’t survive. Their growth is often slow and calculated; their propagation a riot of color and form. … Read more Little Cactus Love
Growing up in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area meant mostly living in an apartment or condo. There was no beautifully packaged American Dream home with a white picket fence (not one that my parents owned anyways). A garden definitely was not something high on the list of must-haves. But somewhere along the … Read more A Suburban Stella
When I see something interesting or beautiful or new to me, I research and investigate everything about it that I can find. I immerse my brain in information and absorb as much as I can. I take notes and draw sketches or charts or diagrams to help process the details. List things that you love, … Read more Enticed to Investigate
Since quitting my job in February, I have had the time to learn my 3 new favorite words: investigate, experiment and explore. Traveling, being with friends and family, spending time alone with my thoughts and desires – they have all contributed to understanding that I really enjoy learning new processes, grasping new concepts and implementing … Read more Investigate, Experiment, Explore
Feeling so thrilled to have such a supportive family and boyfriend who are essentially taking care of me and my bills while I mess around and grow and learn about myself and my art and life and nature. I am looking for a new ‘real’ job so I can at least pay my own basic … Read more Time to Grow
A new beginning for SoulLoveSound.com is coming! I have not had a blog on here, or used this space actively, for many years, but overall I have invested more than 10 years in to this website. It has always been a fun a place for me, and as my plans for this space evolve, I … Read more A New Beginning