HEY, I'M JO.

Here you'll find design tips and my thoughts on making a home your home. Hope you have a nice stay!

AIR PLANTS // REMEMBER TO CREATE

AIR PLANTS // REMEMBER TO CREATE

Air plants are curious characters.

Curly and a dusty green color, the tendril-like stems almost appear plastic. Every 10 days for 10 minutes you let them swim. And, during the brief bath, they show you a vibrant shade of green that is so alive.

But most curious, is their lack of roots. They thrive and grow from nothing, relying only on air.

Perhaps we can learn from air plants. Learn to need less, to create and become with only the air we breathe.

I am guilty of needing too much to create, of thinking that the reason I haven’t written a story is because I’m missing a pen, or the time, or the inspiration. But, it’s all a trick we play. We don’t need things to create or to tell our stories. We just need to be. And do. And breathe.


Logan + I [finally] created this new art piece for a wall in our living room using air plants. And while we needed more than air to finish this project, each morning, as I come down the stairs and see the dangling globes with those curious green arms reaching out, I take a deep breath, and remember to create today.

What are you waiting to create?

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P.S. If you're an Indy dweller, you can find some air plants like ours at Silver in the City on Mass Ave. We found the assortment of glass orbs at World Market, but you can find similar sizes and shapes at several other home + craft stores.

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