June means Summer is right around the corner! Ah, the season of escapes. Because all of us need to get away from our cubicles or piles of laundry and slow down enough to remember who we are.
There are two places that help me to do this: the mountains and the beach. These are places I go to experience the “tonic of wildness” that Thoreau refers to in the featured quote. The wildness of the mountains and hiking their wooded slopes never fails to make me feel alive and free from everyday worries. Yet the wildness of the beach refreshes me, beckoning me to slow down, rest and just be. Truly we can never have enough of nature - it is a balm amidst the busyness of our lives.
What is your favorite escape? Where do you go to forget your nagging phone and refocus your life? I hope this month’s art print and calendar are a reminder to you to seek out that space and take time to rest, be still and find the refreshment you need. You can download them both here and print them on two pieces of letter-sized paper. Hang them in your office, or near your washer - wherever you need to remember to take time to escape!
The embroidery hoop featured in this month’s calendar is also available in my shop!