Gems 8.41

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s another light-filled ¤ Gem ¤

I’m grateful and happy to announce our partnership with a new poet, MJC, also known as “Majik” from Denver, Colorado.

Thank you so much MJC for sharing your poem, “Pity Wine.”

“Pity Wine” copyright © MJC 2022. All rights reserved.

MJC’s gallery page is here and in the menu, above: MJC

Newsletter Video 2.2: Solace

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This week on ¤ ¤

Gems 6.4

“The best remedy for those who are frightened, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere they can be alone, alone with the sky, nature and God. For then and only then can you feel that everything is as it should be and that God wants people to be happy amid nature’s beauty and simplicity.

As long as this exists, and that should be forever, I know that there will be solace for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances. I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.” -Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

Gems 6.5

“There is such solace in the mere sight of water. It clothes us delicately in its blowing salt and scent, gossamer items that medicate the poor soul.” ―Sebastian Barry, On Canaan’s Side

Gems 6.6

“Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.” -Randy Pausch

Gems 6.7

“The true way to soften one’s troubles is to solace those of others.”
-Madame De Maintenon

Gems 6.8

“Writing is the supreme solace.” -W. Somerset Maugham

Photos by Pixabay and Picmonkey.
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Thank you.



under1000skies Newsletter 1.5

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“Greatness is your potential. Action is your opportunity.” Anonymous

“When I pronounce the word Future,
the first syllable already belongs to the past.
“When I pronounce the word Silence,
I destroy it.”
― Wisława Szymborska, Poems New and Collected

“And I’m on my way, and I still remember those country lanes / When we did not know the answers, And I miss the way you make me feel, it’s real / When we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill…” -Ed Sheeran, “Castle on the Hill”

“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.” -C.S. Lewis

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” -Maya Angelou


Seven new Quote Cards on our Free Quote Cards page:

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Our Second Video (so far):  Newsletter 1.5 under1000skies

Planting Seeds

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s what’s happening ¤ under1000skies ¤


Art by Niki Flow

We have purchased the domain and   When the sites are ready, we hope to have photos and/or drawings from our homeless creatives to share on  We’ll be using as our stationary store site.  All profits from sales from this online store go toward buying artist packs.  As soon as it’s done we’ll announce it.

Until we meet again, may you find joy and beauty every day on your journey,

♡. under1000skies
We are photographers,
writers, artists & advocates
serving and connecting
homeless creatives.

TGIF 6: Big News under1000skies

I hope you’re having a beautiful day. ♡
Here’s what’s happening this week on ¤ under1000skies ¤

This week we featured three photos from Alisa Reagan

and one from Niki Flow


Thank you for donating your beautiful photos! ♡




We have purchased and!

During 2017, we will be working to build both websites and have them up and running as soon as possible.  As you may have read, thanks to Bay Area Web Designers, we received a free year of hosting for our Domestic Violence advocacy and survivor site, which will go live by the end of March.  This will be a sister site to  Very often, women and children who are victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes become homeless.



One of our photographers and volunteer coordinator, Niki Flow, spent years with her youngest son homeless.  Niki lost her home and the contents of her home due to DV and stalking.   Most of that time, she and her son did not spend on the street but in DV shelters, with friends and family.  Domestic violence was also the cause of the death of her youngest son, Samuel Christopher.  Since then, Niki and her two older sons, Benjamin and Joseph, have been passionate about helping those who are homeless and who have been through trauma become — not just survivors — but a strong, connected tribe of thrivers.



We’ll be using the site for our new store (coming soon!), and 100 percent of the profits from our products sold there will go to buy artist packs.  We’ll be selling things like cards, stationary and mouse pads using Niki Flow’s heart-people drawings, like the one above.  The site is where we’ll have our artist gallery and daily photos.




TGIF:  What It Really Means

T.his G.orgeous (Planner) I.s F.ree!


This weeks TGIF is a cool #freebiefriday thanks to Liz Stevens Art.  She tweeted this today:

Thanks to for this gorgeous FREE printable planner that I’ve been using for 3 years

The Handmade Home 2017 Planner

I can’t wait to print this and start using it. Such a beautiful gift to the world! *cheering wildly* Thanks so much Ashley and Liz!! ♥



What Do You Find Joyful? Beautiful?

The theme for the month of December is “joy.”  If you have a favorite quote about “joy,”  please leave a comment!  As always, we would love to feature your creative visions.  When we show each other what we find beautiful, we get a glimpse into each others’ hearts.

May you find joy every day.

♡. under1000skies