Naomi Pahl holding her youngest daughterChronicling the adventures of Naomi Pahl: artist, designer, inner-city homesteader, up-cycler, nature lover, wife and mother of 4.

My name is Naomi Pahl, I am a 34-year-old mother of 4, wife to a social worker/musician. I live in a small, 105-year-old house in the inner city of Edmonton Alberta, the largest northern city in North America. I am an artist, designer, creator.

I started this blog because I am passionate(is there a stronger word than passionate?- cause that would be me) about creating. I believe that the act of creating is intrinsic to the human experience. I want to live a creative life, and I want to encourage others to do the same.

Creating and Cultivating are my guiding principles.

How can we create a life that we are actively participating in?  How can we use the act of creating to calm our hearts and minds?

How can we cultivate the earth to provide us sustenance and beauty? How can we cultivate our minds so we can expand our creative knowledge?

I will spend the rest of my life answering these questions and documenting my experiences along the way.

Stay tuned, comment, follow, all that fun social media jazz and connect with me as I CREATE and CULTIVATE!

yours truly,



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