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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Just Me

Hi Everyone
Well both children are off to college and I'm sitting here not doing a thing but missing them. I'm not sure why, because they were hardly home this summer visiting friends and dancing the night away(Nick). They always leave on the same weekend. I think to punish me. :) But I'm always excited for them to experience new things. Isn't that what I raised them for? To spread their wings and pursue their dreams. Boo Hoo.
Some of you know that I spend my Monday nights with Tracy Weinzapfel's online get together and this month's dare was to create a canvas of yourself. It's not to late to join in the August Dare....This was hard for me, that's why I'm late. I dug through my pics and decided I really liked this one. My friend Jan took this when we were getting ready for Auburn, Ca's Stampede Rodeo. There was a huge fiasco at this rodeo and it makes me laugh now. Don't you laugh too Jan?
So.... A beer in one hand and a horse blanket in the other. That's called "Multi-tasking". Please join us on Monday Nights here @ 6PM. I promise you won't be disappointed. We have a blast. There is no pressure to create during the broadcast but I promise you'll be motivated after.
I'm back now that the kids are gone and I'll be posting away in the next few days! I have a lot to catch up on and share.
Happy Trails



Monday, August 6, 2012

Heavy Heart

HI Everyone.
Wow, it's been a while since I posted. I've been doing some soul searching lately and I have realized that I have been running in circles and going nowhere. When I first started blogging, my goal was to open my little retail website (not done), teaching classes (one done and might I say a successful one), creating kits (not done) and eventually open a little brick and mortar store (maybe).
I realized I was becoming (well became) a hoarder of craft supplies to sell and items to alter but I was just collecting and not creating or selling. My garage and house was becoming ridiculously full of junk. This weekend I began organizing and purging. I didn't even know where to start so I bought a bunch of totes and garbage bags and jumped in. I'm only keeping what I really really want. That's the hard part. I want it ALL.
When I was challenged by Tracy (love her, thank you Tracy) over at  TW Studios to create one word for myself, I chose "Mother" then I changed it to "Create". Much better! I made my first canvas below, I realized THAT is what I need to do and I'm not. Of course, life, work, kids, friends, family are so important that I can't always do that but I do have focus now.
I don't usually do a lot of personal insights here because I want this to be a fun site for creating but you may hear more from my heart in the future. OK..... off to do more purging. Have a great week everyone.
I'm heading down that Happy Trail!