Although I love Instagram, I have been so frustrated with using the app these past few weeks. The new algorithm and ads make it a place that I no longer want to spend more than a few minutes on. I feel like it has changed. I'm not sure I like the changes. I want to get back to the times that I can scroll through my feed and be inspired by the people I follow, not just those accounts that I "interact" with. If I clicked "follow", there is a reason for that.
What I can control is this space. I know that it is not going anywhere and I can share here without expectation or likes or follows. Everyone is not screaming at me for attention, which is what I feel when I am on instagram. On my blog, I can simply share my thoughts and creative endeavors, which I definitely want to do more of in this space.
This past weekend proved to be a relaxing one for me as it is the start of our spring break. I enjoyed some time in my studio, painting and exploring in my sketchbook.
I'm exploring with a number of different mediums to see what feels the best for me and my style. I really like watercolor, and gouache has been a recent favorite. Right now, I'm exploring with gouache and ink. I really like this combination.
It was overcast, and we passed by a local street fair. My girls aren't particular fans, but I couldn't help but capture a few images.
And Sunday morning.
How I love Sunday mornings. As I was reading the Sunday paper and drinking coffee, I saw this easy recipe for a dutch baby. It was so simple, and I had all of the ingredients at home, so I decided to try it. I think I'll add more sugar next time, but it was hit in my house!
With three girls and activities, these types of weekends are rare and I treasure them. Here's to more relaxing days ahead.