Posts Tagged ‘Enough’

Summer at it’s best

Posted on: August 12th, 2015 by jmbroekman

Ahhhhh Summer

The season that flees too fast, making us savor every moment of it. Last week we went “upta camp” as they say in these parts. It was a little piece of heaven on earth. Exploring in kayaks, swimming, and wandering around the woods completely unplugged – no cell phone, no computer, no screens; and camping lanterns for light when the sun went down. I was happily reintroduced to a part of myself that had gone missing for a while.

When we got home, I decided to try my hand at fermenting some vegetables: cucumbers, cabbage, carrots and kohlrabi. The jars are bubbling as I understand they should, and cucumbers are starting to smell just like pickles! Looking forward to biting into that first one, and feeling oh so grateful for all this season brings.



Posted on: January 14th, 2013 by jmbroekman

Day 8 (left); and Day 9 (right)

0107-230high01-08-13: Day 7

I have been walking in the woods in the morning and noticing the myriad shades of grey – more than 50 (and no, I have not read that book; nor am I planning to). The color of the winter sky – both early in the morning and late in the afternoon is forever intriguing and filling my thoughts as I am in the studio.

01.12.13 – Day 13


Show up. Pay attention. Suspend judgement. Let go of the outcome.


Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by jmbroekman 2 Comments

Enough is Enough

In Italy you often hear parents admonishing their children with a rather loud BASTA. At our house, growing up, it wasn’t so loud, but the words held the same intensity: That’s ENOUGH. And when you heard those words come out of my mother’s mouth, you knew she meant it.

do you
when is,
enough is enough?

When I left the studio last night, I put this little 8.25″ x 5″ painting on the wall, and thought “that’s enough for today; I’ll attack it again tomorrow”. But seeing it again this morning with fresh eyes, I wondered whether maybe enough was really enough.