Showing posts from March, 2020

I'm Steph. I Strip Paint, Write Words, and Read Books

 Hey y'all, I've been stripping paint for about 5 or 6 hours a day. I am about halfway through the back of the house. It's quite a challenge. It's a huge mess. It's a huge mess! I'm hoping to finish scraping by the end of next week so that we can open the pool. We need to change out the liner after a beloved guest accidentally ripped it. How are y'all doing at social isolating? I read a post by Makoto Fujimura about how artists are inherently self-distancing and it is easier for us to cope right now. He is amazing. Watch this. Nihonga Slow Art from Windrider Productions on Vimeo . The part of this that is breaking my heart is seeing all of the people losing jobs, the sickness, the homeless going without food, The beauty is seeing people be kind and intentional. People are finding each other again. I am praying that the hurt, the pain, the loss, and the beauty lead people safely to the arms of Jesus.  I am working on a personalized, guided prayer

I read Joy at Work by Marie Kondo

This may be my favorite of Marie Kondo's books. It may be because it met me right where I am at or the fact that it goes far beyond the act of tidying. Marie quietly leads us to not only honor ourselves and our spaces, but also how to honor others. Instead of going into work with cluttered hearts and minds, we can bring clear thoughts, and even, you guessed it, joy. I appreciate Marie. Her words have helped me release a lot of clutter and get to know what I actually love. It seems that our external clutter is often tied to things we need to release internally. She tackles, desks, offices, work hours, and meetings. Our responsibility in these things greatly needs to be addressed. Her co-writer also helps us tidy our digital life. This has been a huge challenge to me to learn how to tackle things daily and store things properly. Marie shared how she was afraid of going into television because people can be so cruel. Someone told her that she should do what she felt led to do

Home Makeover: Social Distancing Edition

View this post on Instagram Painter’s Quarantine: Day 2 This place is big! I am scraping and painting. I ordered a new tool to help strip the paint safely ($500!). It will be here Monday. I have no idea how I’m going to get up high, but I’m going to try. There’s a third floor up there as well that can’t be seen in the photo. Send painting prayers. #remodel #fixxerupper #quarantine #socialdistancing #missionhouse A post shared by Steph Cherry (@heystephcherry) on Mar 18, 2020 at 8:16am PDT View this post on Instagram If you’re bored and want to social distance together, I’m painting our 105-year-old 3 story mission house. We can wear these cool masks and stand 6 feet apart. Only ten at a time, so don’t you all rush over at once. A post shared by Steph Cherry (@heystephcherry) on Mar 17, 2020 at 8:23am PDT Hey y'all,  we are using this quarantin