an ode to gardening – Bella Grace Magazine – published

An-Ode-to-Gardening

words by Amber Bartek / photo by Brooke Cagle

Imagine a lush garden in your backyard teeming with growth and abundance β€” full of life. You grow your own fresh ear of corn you can pick right off the stalk, your children can climb up your apple trees and pick juicy, sweet apples right off the tree, and you can pull crisp cucumbers and squash right off the vine for your supper.

There is something about growing my own food and working in the garden, getting my hands deep into the earth β€” that makes my spirit come alive. My soul awakens when I grow the very food that will nourish me and my family.

> Read the rest of the article over at Bella Grace magazine. {Please share and comment!}

I’m so excited to be a Contributing Writer, Artist, and Photographer at Bella Grace Magazine! It’s a dream-come-true.

I adore this soulful magazine that speaks to the heart and soul about embracing the slow, savoring the simple, and celebrating everyday magic.

P.S. – If you LOVE Bella Grace Magazine – stay tuned. There are some giveaways in the works. More details to follow on my instagram >> @cloud9photographer / @simplelivingwriter and on facebook >> @photosbycloud9 .

{loving rebecca rebouche art at anthropologie}

 

I first heard of New Orleans artist, Rebecca Rebouche, on the Anthropologie blog, “Two Artists, One City.”

Rebecca Rebouche’s metaphorical artwork is both beautiful andΒ  figurative. Her artwork and method of creating resonates with me…The pithy prose as seen in the poetry all around, beckoning the imagination, the beauty of nature and the delight to the senses…

I love Anthropologie’s unconventional approach to retail — how artists are chosen to create beauty, and how those artists then encourage other artists to believe in themselves, and their vision, by seeing them making a living by making art.

The Anthropologie catalog is always a soulful voyage into the depths of an artist’s heart.Vintage pieces — because they have a story to tell. Unique layers to speak of each family member’s depth and meaning. Color and texture. Handmade with heart.

How she selects beauty and splendor to surround, enchant, and inspire her and her family and to create a luxurious sanctuary and haven in her home for her and her loved ones.