Sunday, January 27, 2013


well, that's a loaded question. Yes & No. Still working stuff out in my head. I have always been the person who gets an idea, runs out to buy all the supplies and then the novelty of the idea wears off. Here I sit with a closet FULL of supplies. So this winter I let a lot of the supplies go. Sending care packages around the world hoping my trash was someones elses treasure. It felt sooooo good to let go and also to maybe send a little something that might inspire someone else.
The last week or two I have been spending a lot of quiet time alone, asking myself what is it I want to do with the second half of my life. I will be turning 51 next month and up til now have had some sort of J.O.B. outside the home. I want to create. I have tried to smoosh it into a closet, stuff it into a drawer, put it out of my mind, tell myself that's a life for someone else. All this jibber jabber and I still want to create.
So productive is a relative term. In terms of processing things, VERY productive. I am ready to let go of more of my supplies. I am seeing a pattern forming in my creative thoughts. This is all good.
I am also letting go of the idea of what it means to be an artist, in being creative. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself- like it's a stage performance instead of a lifestyle. More to come.......

Friday, January 18, 2013

map making

I had a very unique drive into work yesterday. A trip I make 5 days a week, same way every day. I saw the roadway as a line drawing, lines to the left, curving to the right. I saw shadows from the tree's and the grids on buildings. It fascinated me. I thought about this drive and how it ends up becoming a loop as I take the same route home. One big abstract circle. I wanted to draw it. I wanted to connect the outside to the inside, the map of my daily drive to the map of my life. I wondered how I could change the direction of my future, which I very much want to do, if I keep driving in circles. The grids on buildings were no different from the grids of desks inside the building. Very contained, offering little creativity. My thoughts for a Thursday.

Monday, January 14, 2013

meet my new business partner

Bought from an amazing artist, Emily Woodbury, on Etsy.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

new old adventures

2013 is new year. A year for self discovery. Following my passions, trying new things, letting go of the past. It's all good.  This blog was set up years ago. I thought I knew what it was I wanted- the direction I was headed. Interestingly enough, the Universe had a different path and a few years later, I am here with a new fresh perspective.

A little about myself.... I am a single momma of 3 (22,19 & 13). I have an amazing significant other, a dog, and 3 turtles. I work part time at a job that is just that, a job. It pays my bills. I have blogged over the years. I have met some wonderful people. I have taken a handful of online art classes, trying my hand at different mediums. I am drawn to collage( paper & fabric). I love the layering- I love how it parrallels life in so many ways. Collage tells a story, but only the story you want to reveal. Anything sacred may get covered up, so as to feel safe. It's a therapy all on it's own. Pretty cool, huh?
I am also drawn to doll making. Unconventional, one of a kind, made up in my head kinda dolls. Whimsical! Using different materials along with or in place of  cloth. This is one of my goals this year.

I am a Reiki Practitioner, working on receiving my Reiki Master's certification.
I am also certified to teach Meditation. Piecing it altogether now as the missing component was art. Welcome!