Welcome! I’m Denise—a gentle fae artist living with my beloved husband and son in the wilds of the most Northern part of Washington.
you know that feeling when your chest can barely hold your heart because of all the feelings that want to pour out? #trulymadlydeeply
madly in love with volume one, issue two of this magazine gifted to me by the editors/publishers @wildstarlighthomestead and @withwildlove .... just dripping with inspiration and beauty. #wildstarlightmagazine
something i have been craving every day. apples and cheese of all kinds. one bite of apple and one bite of cheese in my mouth at once. mmm. #woodboardlove
Today we woke to a smoky haze in our sky and the slight smell of campfire. There are fires in an island nearby here in Washington as well as Vancouver Island in Canada which isn't far. Cedar was worried about people's safety and was curious how firefighters put out fires and save people and animals, so we spent the day studying fire safety and firefighters and I made a wee paper town with people so that Cedar could act out fires being put out and people and animals being saved. My heart is full that this connected us and became a teachable, creative-filled time spent together where several deep conversations were had. We started this project at 11am and it's 3:30pm and we are still going! And geez do I need a pedicure.
"Does the waterfall still feel my hug even if I'm not able to hold it tight?" he asked. Oh yes...sometimes the gentle hugs are the ones we need the most.
up top a waterfall where it's too loud to hear other voices (including your own) and the energy of nature vibrates through your whole being and such primal urges move through you and it's so very clear that everything is connected and it all (matter)s. #gotothewater
he was trying to make me a heart. celebrating independence, freedom and that love wins. #happyfreedomday
(free)dom to do whatever the heck he wanted today. which in this moment meant upside down screen time. right on. #happyfreedomday
...because he felt like it.
his stories fascinate me. mainly because they are so fantastical and ancient and he believes he was really there or that it's really happening and i believe him and all the creatures and spirits and past lives he's lived. i believe him. #cedarwisdom
When I met my husband his license plate on his VW Bus said "both and more". It meant we don't have to choose just one thing sometimes. We can choose both or more; basically live life to the fullest and always try new things and don't limit yourself. Today Cedar couldn't decide which Sparkling Izzy soda to drink; grapefruit or blackberry? So I told him he could have both and oh the joy! #bothandmore #izzysoda
not happy unless she's in front of a fan during this heat wave. ☺️ #salishpuppy
the very delicate parts of me deeply honors delicate things.
my dear friend's wedding had hydrangeas like this in galvanized buckets lining a long forest walkway to her fae-like altar back in the late 1990's. They will forever remind me of her. @lethasandison