Hi friends. It’s been quite a long time since I’ve popped in over here. I was so hoping that after feeling sick for months I’d be able to drop in with a baby bump and say “surprise!” But that’s not how things worked out. I recently miscarried (our second one this year). And after some hemorrhaging and complications in the hospital (all is well) I’ve been taking it easy and trying to slowly find my way back to work and this new reality that our so hoped for miracle rainbow baby is not on the way. Illustrating this piece felt like a necessary step for me to start back into illustrating and creating. I went back and forth on whether or not to share here but for me It felt unnatural to start posting fall crafts and scenes from home without sharing what’s been the center of our lives these past months. And I appreciate it when women open up about life struggles now and again alongside the pretty things we see in these squares. Our hearts are trying to heal and I’m feeling grateful to see beauty alongside the pain. Much love to all of you this first day of fall.