November 1, 2011

Storytellers: JeMa

JeMa and Catherine
This is JeMa. She and her husband sold their house, left their hometown and are now traveling the states in an RV with their four children. (I find this incredibly romantic!) You can read their journey on her blog Hair in the Air. She passed through my town this weekend and we spent a beautiful afternoon visiting (four hours to be exact)! Non-stop talking--like we'd known each other for ages. It was a beautiful connection!

Photo by JeMa
JeMa's doing a public art project called Inspire to Inspire. She painted the outline of a monarch butterfly on their RV and is coloring it in with decals.  Each decal represents one person and three things that inspire them.  (You can add to her project by telling what inspires you on the Inspire to Inspire website and she'll attach your decal) JeMa said one of her favorite parts of the project is seeing someone add a decal to the vehicle with hesitancy at first and then with childlike wonder. It's an awakening to understand we are all creatives, only diverse in what quickens our hearts.

I'm overwhelmingly thankful for JeMa and her creative spirit! Speaking of thanks, I hope you'll check out my Give Thanks page. I'm taking the month of November to appreciate what normally doesn't capture my notice.

Today I'm joining Sadee for Storytellers.  Follow the button below for more stories or to add your own!

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  1. Wow what a story!
    This family is amazing and what an adventure...I too am totally attracted to this idea....though I know one of my children would be fine with it but the other not...mmmm, maybe when he leaves home... ; )

    thanks for sharing this Catherine

    love and light

  2. thats amazing!
    unbelievably creative & giving people out there!

  3. I'm so glad that you two met in real life. I can imagine the creative conversation that you had. Journey on!

  4. Thank you for sharing Jema's story! So inspiring!

  5. So lovely when that happens, that instant click.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Annabelle x

  6. I am still filled by our creative visit. You are on my list of inspirations Catherine. Thanks for sharing your afternoon, thoughts, journey.

    I agree with Annabelle, it was an instant click!

  7. What an adventure - what a story - there must be a book in there somewhere!

  8. What an amazing adventure for her family, and what a beautiful mission. Thanks for sharing, Catherine! :-)

  9. Wow! Incredible story. Thank you for sharing such an amazing family. :)

  10. Hello! I am your newest follower thanks to JeMa's post. How wonderful you two met. That is awesome!

  11. Thank you so much for sharing this! What an adventure. I'm going to check out more of JeMa's story. I really love the idea of her public art project.


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