“she gathers”

verb: 1. Come together; assemble 2. bring together and take in from scattered places: pick up from the ground; collect as harvest; collect for food; draw together or toward oneself; hold and draw together. 3. infer; understand 4. develop a higher degree of 5. summon up

Who knew that she had so much strength – with her grandmother’s apron tied around her sturdy hips and her mother’s gardening basket at her side and her bare feet in the dirt where her children played each day?
Who knew that she could bundle determination into her arms and her dreams often overflowed like blossoms drifting in a halo of hope?
She knew.
Mixed media: monoprint, ink, acrylic, watercolor, collage, little bitty cobalt dots and dusty toes.

About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose. www.marthaphelps.com
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