A 'Better' Day

by Joetta Maue
oh, even with a very cranky baby that essentially has refused to to sleep all day, the day has still been a good one here at Better Farm. t did not wake up cranky but happily ate his a.m. bananas while soaking in the morning sun as I lingered in bed.

After some coffee and a walk to see the chickens, I headed to the Art Barn to work...

a perfect spot in the sun...if only t took a long nap so I could get more work done.

Last night after the babers went to bed I headed back out to the barn to take advantage of the darkness and got three new drawings done. I know the blue on white photographs awesome but maybe you can see an element that intrigues you?

Super excited by this one, you may not be able to see but it is composed in a way that a leg is going down the linen, see the foot on the bottom?

This one is the one I spent most of the day working on...and I am loving it. Something about the image, the unfinished circle...something.

and then some yoga in the sun and now mama time. Beside longing for my love all is exactly as it should be here, quiet, simple, and all about making my work.

Originally posted on Joetta's blog. To learn more about the betterArts residency program, click here.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.