Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I have NOT fallen off the planet....

I'm baaaaack! Well, sort of. I haven't posted in months - this tax season was a BEAR! One of the things I really dislike about tax season is that the serious side of my brain takes over and my artsy playful side goes into hibernation. Well, tax season is finally over and I'm planning on getting back to my studio & the things that make my heart sing - like the hum of my sewing machine, sticky, paint covered fingers and all of the amazing things I've been stashing in my studio forever, waiting to "become" something wonderful.

For now, I'm in recovery mode. Tax season really beats the heck out of me. I'm not complaining, we are very blessed to have a vibrant & busy business (how else would I have money to buy fabric & paint???). It does, however, take a little "getting over". First we have to catch up on all the things we've been ignoring because they weren't urgent, then off for a week of R&R. I'm bringing my journal & a huge assortment of markers & pens. I'll draw, doodle & imagine to my hearts content, hopefully waking up my "creative core" and coming home with more ideas than I know what to do with.

For those who were following, my step-son, Scott, and his kidney donor sister-in-law, Leslie, are both doing GREAT. Such a beautiful story of selflessness. We are forever grateful for Leslie and for the medical team that took such great care of both Scott & Leslie.

Spring is my favorite time of year - I love watching the little specks of green leaf buds appear on barren branches and the sway of daffodils in the springtime breeze. My springtime wish is that my creative self finds a renewal, much like what I am seeing each day, as my grass grows greener and my gardens awaken.

For now, I'm off to do some imagining. Happy spring!


  1. one of my best friends just donated a kidney to her brother two weeks ago. they are both doing well. it's quite miraculous really. so glad your step son's went well.

    looking forward to seeing the results of your recovery!

  2. Welcome back! I missed you. That's great news about your step-son. I look forward to seeing new work from you.