When defeated, when rest is needed, when joy has receded, we seek places of freedom, self-care, truth to recapture creativity, sanity, delight. May you find rest here among the voices of those who know they sometimes need to RETREAT.

This month’s featured artist is Rachel Austin from Portland, OR. She is inspired by maps, travel, and crisp moments of beauty. When not painting you can find her digging in the garden or stomping in puddles with her daughter. To see more artwork, cards, and prints visit her website http://www.rachelannaustin.com/



by Karen Fallen-Rhodes



by Marissa B. Niranjan


Mothers, makers, miracles, part two

by J.M. Roddy


The Ghost of Joy

by Claire Carey Deering


House plant barometer

by Rachel Womelsduff Gough


Hope is Gold

by Stephanie Platter

In which we chase meadows

by Penelope Writes