The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values (via wordsnquotes)

pressed orchid project is growin’

I am so excited to have finished this 8”hoop! :) I’ve been working on this for 4 weeks and I’m super chuffed with the outcome!! :) I can’t wait to start the next one! :) #hoopart #embroideryhoop #needlecraft #embroidery #handembroidery #fox #deer #redsquirrel #rabbit

Ask her what she craved, and she’d get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom.

— Charles Frazier, Nightwoods (via likearegularbookworm)

Cy TwomblyUntitled, 2001Acrylic, wax crayon, pencil and collage48.75 x 35 in.

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.

— Margaret Atwood (via gallowsrun)

birches by tsigane