Wed, Mar 27, 2013
Spring is here!! So happy to see some hint of warmer weather, flowers coming up, and outdoor activities beginning. Something about sunshine and spring color inspires me and pushes me to do SOMETHING, anything, creative. So here's 5 things popping up in MY life...what's growing in yours???
*rented the moving truck and transported all my STUFF to my new home,Lexington, KY. I've finally admitted that I have too much STUFF!! Hello, Craig's List???
*started seeds inside- squash, tomatoes, zucchini, corn...and they're sprouting!!
*my first participation in Lexington's Gallery Hop will be April 19th! Stop by Clark Art and Antiques if you're in the area!
*adding more jewelry on Whimsythings that can be purchased online. Taking me some time, which is elusive, but slowly they're getting posted.
*making our first batch of BEER! Ok, I didn't do much, but I was there, supporting the process, and Beer Master Theo!
Would LOVE to hear what's happening creatively in your world. Remember, even making dinner is a creative endeavor!
Gettin' past the ugly stage
I learned several years ago that in the process of creation, there's always an ugly stage. There's always a point where you look at what you're "making" and say, "Eeeew..." and want to either toss it or erase it. I also learned that continuing on with your plan, no matter how hard or how much you need to tweak the process, is almost always the best thing you can do.So here's my advice - hang in there, keep doing what you love, and finish what you start. That's my philosophical "art is like life" snippet for the night. Sweet Dreams!
Home at last
Good morning! Here's my 5 points for the day!
*Made it on my commuter flight by about 1 minute before they shut the door. Got home, finally! Time to get busy in the studio!
*The pic at left is the start of a custom ordered double wrap bracelet. I finished it and got it in the mail. Will post a picture after she receives it. Don't want to ruin the surprise!
*Going to finish setting up the display for my booth at Clark's Art and Antiques in Lexington, KY. I have a 7x6 foot area with wall space up about 15 feet or so. Very excited about this! The shop is on the Gallery Hop tour April 19th, and they hold events frequently, too.
*My daughter is coming to visit and see my new digs in Kentucky. Can't wait to see her and show her around. Maybe I'll get her to plant something, grow it in her honor. Which brings me to the other creative endeavor...
*Started working on our garden! We are growing EVERYTHING. Corn, squash, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, kale, peppers, etc., etc. I'm gonna go put on my overalls now.
Rockin in Cleveland
1 Easy day at work. TSA is still defending their decision to allow knives on the plane.
2 Ready to go home and make some stuff! I have some new ideas, cuffs, pendants, maybe a ring...
3 Am also ready to go home and put my booth together at Clark's Art and Antiques!
4 I increased my vacation pay by almost 10 hours. That's cool! It means I'll be off about half the month! Plan to start a garden, build a deck, and get some stuff started for my jewelry biz.
5 I am rotting my mind with Family Guy as we speak. Yay!
Is it really March? Amazing how fast time goes by. Really...
So I've come across a really good idea for this blog. 5 highlights. That's it. 5 bits from each day that describes what went on. So... with that in mind, here goes...
1 Slept in at the crash pad in Chicago, but woke up way too early anticipating the "snowpocalypse..".At 9 a.m., it was not even snowing, nothing on the ground to speak of.
2 Spent 2.75 hours bidding for April, which is a vacation month. Very intricate and mind-boggling, but will see how it turns out tomorrow at 12.
3. searched the crashpad for boots I could borrow so I could walk .5 miles to the Top View to eat a late breakfast. Found some rainboots in the other room, hoped I wouldn't piss anyone off by using them, then went to grab some grub. Two words...omelette and pancakes. And a 3rd - coffee.
4 Spent the day watching the snow accumulate, perusing Facebook, and getting angry about TSA decisions. They have decided that they are going to allow people to bring on small (2" x 1/2" blades) knives on board. Box cutters are still illegal, since there es an emotional element associated with them, but knives are ok. No, REALLY, seriously, it's true.
5 After watching 2 episodes of Girls, on HBO, I am really happy to be in my 40s, and my boyfriend ROCKS.
That's it for today. Maybe tomorrow I'll talk about something art related. Goodnight, and sleep well - Sweet Dreams!
It's never too late to be what you might have been.