8 x 8 x 1.25 wood panel
(c) 2010 julie king
in my life, i've had it all.
blessed with loving parents and 4 wonderful siblings, my early life was humble and happy.
raising 2 children as a single parent was a gift beyond measure.
i've had love, lost love, found love and walked away when love wasn't enough.
less than a globetrotter, i've traveled just enough to be in awe of god's vast creations.
i've had a new car, a new house, new furniture, diamonds, all the latest technology and enough clothes to fill 2 large closets.
yes, i've had it all, and my most profound lesson in life is that all i really need and want is simple abundance and the time to share it with my loving family and friends.
as i start my new journey as a single woman (again) i long for simplicity in all that i do and all that i own.
for example, i want old drawers. yes, you read that correctly. i want old drawers . . .
. . . this kind of old drawers!!! i bought this heavy old solid wood dresser for $20 at the salvation army family store. i love it! i plan to paint it and antique it and collage it and make it a personal work of art. maybe it will be a family heirloom one day. you know THAT piece of furniture that the kids and grandchildren will fight over when i'm gone. hee hee (my daughter megan is groaning right now!!)
simple abundance . . . treasuring old over new, slow and meaningful instead of fast and trite. living fully to be rather than working tirelessly to have. time in the art room to create to my heart's content. the little 8 x 8 wood panel piece is an experiment in a new simple style that i am so enjoying. more to come and an etsy shop update too!
what does simple abundance mean to you?!