Art + Design | Inspiration for the New Year

Happy New Year, guys!

I’m excited for 2019 for so many reasons, many of which have to do with the fact that we moved up to Portland, Maine and it is amazing.

There are endless opportunities to play outside, go skiing, be in the mountains, get out on the water, eat incredible food, make new friends—gah! It’s all so good. Brian and I both have some incredible ski trips planned for the winter and I think one of the best things about traveling is coming home to a place you love with fresh eyes.

I’ve also chosen a word for this year: follow-through. While it may technically be two, it’s hyphenated, so it still counts. Semantics aside, I think so many of us can relate to the idea of setting out to finishing what you’ve started. It’s such a good feeling to dive in, put your head down and work hard at something you’re passionate about. I’m trying hard to have a posture of gratitude for the process rather than the finished product— the value is always found in the work and I look forward to seeing what that brings this year. What are your goals, friends?

To get started, I’m sharing some inspiring art/print/photography/design and creativity from tastemakers I admire. It’s sort of a mood or vision board that’s helping to shape my vision for the new year, so I hope it gives you a fresh take, too! I love to follow folks along on Instagram, so these are some of the posts I’ve loved so far. Share yours in the comments if you’ve got a good one.

Here’s to the New Year!




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PASSION 💗 @bognerfashion

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The other night I was having a hard time settling my brain, so to fall asleep I listed attributes of God. He is good. He is loving. He is patient. He is kind. He has a plan. And I found myself saying something I don’t think I’ve ever said, “God is careful.” With that thought, I started drifting off to sleep – but with the sense that the Holy Spirit was letting me see something in a new light. . I woke up thinking about it. God is … careful? I think of God as wild and unpredictable and overwhelming and holy, but He is also careful. Full of care, and also intentional in ways my human mind could never understand. What does it mean to be careful without being motivated by fear, pride, or caution? What does it mean to be full of care even though You know You are the source of all that’s good and can’t do wrong? I don’t know – but God does. . I wonder if He doesn’t want to show us new sides of Himself more often. As for me – I am stretching into my capacity to be CARE FREE because He is full of the caring. Passage from 1 Peter 5, The Message version.

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You keep me safe, I'll keep you wild

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couple of hot dogs out for a rip

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Heading into Fall like… 📷 by @kennatuski

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This beauty is new ✨ Open until 8-ish!

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Alone togheter.

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