It's official - my shop Larkspur + Laurel has officially launched! It has already been a crazy journey, but I have trusted that my calling as a maker is the best thing I can follow. I've been through a lot with my illness and its impact on the trajectory of my life. When I came out of remission in 2010, my sister sent me this quote from Rick Warren. I have it hanging in my studio. "The events in your life work together for God's plan. They are not isolated acts, but interdependent parts of the process that make you more like Christ. To bake a cake you must use salt, flour, raw eggs, sugar, and oil. Eaten individually, each is pretty distasteful or even bitter. But bake them together and they become delicious. If you give God all your distasteful, unpleasant experiences, he will blend them together for your good... God's purpose is greater than our problems, our pain, and even our sin."
Coming to the point of making Larkspur + Laurel a reality was not an easy one, and there was pain and frustration involved. But I trust that God is using all of my experiences for a greater good. And the best part about it is that God is a maker too. He imagined sky and it came to be.