Welcome to the online Shop of artist and writer Krystal Festerly - hey that's me! It's great to meet you.
I created this space back in 2012 when I first became a mother as an outlet from a lonely season of life. Over the years this space has grown and evolved into a place where I share my art and words with you.
A little under four years ago I started a garden, in an attempt to create a sense of control in my life, you see we had just bought a fixer-upper that had no yard to speak of, and six months later lost what would have been our fourth child.
My garden quickly taught me lesson after lesson, mainly how to let go, be patient, and surrender to the things I cannot control, to enjoy life as it comes, the ups abs the downs.
The garden, it has fed me mind body and soul, and for that, I will forever be grateful.
It is my absolute joy to share a piece of my garden with you in the form of art, each plant, every flower holds more to me than you will ever know, it is my hope that each piece I create will bring you a piece of the joy and comfort I find in it to you.
Yesterday is in the past,
let it go,
Tomorrow isn’t promised,
so let it go,
hold on to Today,
because Today is all you have.
That longing for moments to stay resulted in me clinging tightly to those precious moments I knew would eventually come to an end. It’s changed the way I look at life, now I go all in, whatever it is, I'm right there, present, deep in the experience. Carpe Diem, it's something that I work at every day without fail, I acknowledge those heavyhearted feelings and then pack them away so I can fully immerse myself in my life.
I thought there would be rainbows,
I thought the storm had passed,
that the clouds were clearing.
I wrap my arms around myself tighter, my breath clouds the air,
I remind myself that it’s just weather,
it’s all just weather,
the sun will rise again.
The sky began to warm with spirit of the morning as I drove the rest of winding road home, quiet and alone I smiled, through the tears and the pain and the uncertainty, I smiled, they had made it, my monarchs.