Just discovered this lovely, whimsical, artistic and sane blog called Green Earth Goodies. I instantly resonated to Jennifer’s self description:
“…This blog discusses my handiwork and photography but digs deeper into the way I live my life which is considerably simpler and more environmentally friendly than my former life as a corporate road warrior, flying around and living in hotels 2-4 weeks out of each month. This was clearly not sustainable for me…I always told myself that I wanted to leave the workforce and pursue my passion by the time I turned 35. I left the rat race prior to the holidays of 2009, 6 months before my 35th birthday and haven’t looked back. I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life….”
What I love is that Jennifer’s posts don’t glorify the artistic life as much as reveal it. In a recent post called “One Person’s Trash is Another’s Treasure” she shows pix of her collections of random junk that await her transformation and inspiration. I have many piles of stuff claiming latent possibility…but latent never comes, just more stuff piling on. But knowing she does the same still gives me reckless hope.
There’s good writing, great photos and the wonderful sensation of deep breathing as you read. Go visit.
Update: The blog is, alas, no longer open but J.C’s art lives (and sells) on Etsy. Here’s her main site at greenearthgoodies.com
- The Tech-pert: 5 Cheap Ways to Go Green for Earth Day 2011 (savings.com)
- 6 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month That Are a Scam and Create More Trash (blisstree.com)
- Green Living Challenge: So This is What Earth Month Will Cost Me (blisstree.com)