Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Tacos and Transcendentalism!

Yesterday was a good day. I like to record when I have really good days, just as a way to remind myself that while there are some really bad days sometimes, that not every day is a bad day.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. It’s not a major holiday for me, but it’s nice to do something little to remind others how much we love and care for them. For the first time ever, I got flowers delivered to me at work, from my husband. It was a complete surprise.

That wasn’t the only good part of my workday. I had two sixth graders come and talk with me about Transcendentalism. They are working on their National History Day projects, and their teacher referred them to me, knowing that it’s one of my favorite topics to discuss. These students had tried emailing different museums in New England, and didn’t get any responses, so their talk with me served as their interview with an “expert.” They chose the topic themselves, so I was happy to sit and talk with them and help them understand the philosophy, and how it extended into literature, social movements like women’s rights and abolition, and education reform. I even shared some clips from Little Women with them, which was kind of full circle because that story is how I became interested in Transcendentalism. I wrote a post a while back about how Transcendentalism can be seen in the romance themes of that story, which I’m still pretty proud of.

After work, I indulged in some fish tacos at Dos Amigos.

Some of my art is currently on display there, and when I got home that night, I received an email from someone who saw itand checked out my blog and wanted to tell me how much she liked it. That was pretty cool.

I watched Homeward Bound with my little boy, and after he was in bed for the night, I went downstairs and worked on a new project.

I really enjoyed learning about the prayer flags, and since I saved so many of them on Pinterest, the site must've decided that I like religious crafts, so these photos of altars and shrines started popping up. I'm not a religious person, but since I am so interested in Transcendentalism, I genuinely appreciate the idea of finding divinity in Nature. So I thought a small garden shrine might be fun to create- something colorful, that will catch the sunlight and look nice among the flowers. So last night I glued all the pieces into this wooden frame (which was a clock in a previous life), and when I get the chance I'll finish it with grout.

Then when my husband got home we watched an episode of 11.22.63, our new Hulu binge.

Any day that involves flowers from my husband, tacos, Transcendentalism and time for being creative is a pretty good day.

1 comment:

  1. Erin, I saw your art at Dos Amigos and want to purchase a piece for a friend. They weren't sure how to get in touch with you. Can you email me at to discuss price? Thanks! Julie