My sister Kim is awesome!

She’s my Super Hero!

My crazy-wonderful, creative,-soul-full,

funny, kind, adventurous playmate and best friend.

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We’re so lucky to have found each other

after years and years and years apart!

She’s become a huge part of my life…

and a constant, loving presence in my heart.


So, maybe, you can you imagine how excited I am

to be off to visit her again?

Springtime is just arriving in the Sierras.

Last week they had a spot of snow on the peaks

on the same day 

Tucson was experiencing

95 degree heat!

I’m off to celebrate:

Gushing creeks,

blooming redbud,

and velvet-grassed mountains

a hundred shades of green!

The days will race by…

putzing in the garden…

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playing fairy sisters…

sis 13

and reading kids books

to each other

until we’re overcome

by “nap fever”…

sis 15

Just two sisters getting into all the mischief we can muster together!

kait & kim & redbud

Picture us

poking around in magical realms

of toadstools and fairies,

sis 14


tree woman

and Hobbit houses.

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With a lot of just plain goofiness & joy mixed in!

happy 6

While we spend hours weeding & planting in the garden,


we’ll be talking about

our special dream

of somehow, some day

buying a funky old camp trailer

so we can go rambling around together

from sea coast to Yosemite

(and all points of adventure in between!)

sis 9

And, whatever we’re doing–

making art, foraging by the river, celebrating sweet niece Michelle’s birthday–

we’ll be talking and laughing

for hours and hours


’til our tummies ache

from laughing

and we’ve had a least three bouts

of shared tears.


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Because I’ve finally learned that

sis 2


(though I’m

a strong, independent, capable

old broad

“who don’t need no help”

(thank you very much),

sis 1

So off I go…

back in Tucson late on the 24th–

just in time to share all my adventures

with our amazing art-journaler’s circle on the 25th.

Thanks dear sister tribe,

for keeping the Cottage infused with love and creativity

while I’m away.

Thanks to Judy and Sarah for holding fun classes in my absence.

Thanks to Karen Z & Susan for helping keep WildHeart afloat (and my sweet critters lavished with love!)…

But, most of all,

thanks to my Beloved Albert for EVERYTHING

for being well enough for me to take this break

and for being

the dear sweet brave funny old garden gnome

that I love so much.

Off I go (hi-ho, hi-ho)…

back soon

with sooo many cool stories to share

and so much sister love in my heart

that I’ll have plenty to share

with you when I get home!

Take Good, Gentle Care Of One Another,

Love from Kaitlin, Sister of Kim

Off Adventuring!

sis 8

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By Kaitlin Meadows

Spring Vacation (In My Mind!)


And I’ve got it bad!

I’m in a happy, befuddled daze.

Muddling along, fevered and  grinning.

No ambition.

Fuzzy and unfocused.

Prone to long bouts of daydreaming.

Lost in my own vivid imagination.

I’ve been promising myself for weeks

that I’d sit down and write you a long love letter about it…

but the days slip by and I get distracted…

you know…

Spring Fever!

I’m in the midst of a huge whirlwind of activity–

(as usual)–

classes, workshops, medical appointments, community commitments,

family matters, counseling sessions, plus the happy, complicated logistics

of plain, old everyday LIFE!

There’s a lot of emotion streaming through me right now…

but I think I’ve finally found words it…

So in my day dreams I am taking a bit of a bohemian vacation.

I’ve packed my colorful imaginary luggage

and taken my gypsy wagon to an enchanted fairy realm

where there is peace and beauty…

and no twittering from a twit.

I imagine my days are completely free here

and I amuse myself in a thousand tiny ways…

slow stitching…

painting salvaged old chairs,

& picking bunches of butterfly-kissed flowers.

In my magical little nest,

I imagine myself swathed in color and calm,

resting and reading,

making art all day with my dog Gus.

I pretend I am a child again–

free of all responsibilities

except living fully,

in every moment,

with wild enthusiasm

and complete awe.

And when I imagine myself as a wild, winsome

heathen adventuress and bohemian artiste,

I wear clothes like this

and carry a little bag like this, full of enchantments.

When I find myself curling up for a nap

with my cat Max purring in my ear,

I am bathed in lush color

and gentle, muted light.

So, if you’re looking for me,

please come join me in my spring fever dream!

Behind the beaded curtain,

up the stairs into the radiance of the moon glow,

into the pure magic of our wildest imaginations…

where we can leave behind

all our woes and worries,

all the torments of politics and cruel power.

In the evening,

we’ll make a little fire to comfort the darkness

and cherish together

every moment we have

on this swirling blue planet

in a sea of glittering stars.

Let us pull together,

never far from each other’s hearts,

always holding up the chalice

of our friendship together.

Let us always…

(Note: copies of this beautiful print available from Kaitie Daisy on Etsy!)

Love and Love and More Love To You

(cuz there’s never too much of that!)

And a very Happy Spring!

From Gypsy Kait

Merriment Marauder

P. S. Please check out my April & May schedule of classes and sign up quick–

this is our bizzee season at The Creative Cottage and I don’t want you to miss out on the fun!

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