Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Can you hear the crickets?

You know the sound of those crickets in the summertime happily making their little noises after it's completely silent? Yeah kind of like my blog has been, silent and quiet. Not much has been going on my little art world. Life is rapidly changing all around me and I haven't been feeling inspired at all. Insert cricket sound here. Well after much thought I am taking an art hiatus, as if you didn't know that by the silence right? I was trying to balance mommyhood and my art "career" and just can't at the moment. My sweet daughter is taking up most of my time and we're having fun together and strengthening our relationship on a daily basis. I've gotten more hugs and kisses and random "I love you"s than I ever have gotten from her. She needs me and I cherish this time together. Sales have been way down and I have to admit I'm a little discouraged. I see all my cool artsy friends moving on with their careers, writing books, holding classes and selling a ton, I have to admit I'm a little jealous but I'm not at that point right now. I'm happy for them all but wish I could be a part of that world right now. The timing isn't right and I know it will be at another time just not right now.

Life at home has been nutso I've been a decluttering fool and that includes my art supplies and mixed media stuff galore! Last night I made 5 mixed media grab bags full of goodies! I'm selling them on Etsy and they are chock full of stuff! Check them out if you need a boost in your stash and little extras!


I've decided to have a little giveaway on here as well. I made this piece for Valentine's Day but will give it away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on here and I will pick a random winner using random.org next Monday.

Thanks for reading! As I write this I'm reminded of this scripture:

Job 1:21 (KJV)

"21... Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD."

7 comments:

  1. The art can wait....kid time goes SO fast.
    Enjoy being a Mommy. All the rest of the stuff will happen in it's own time.

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  2. Of course I am going to try to win - I love you art :)

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  3. Child time is so fleeting and oh. so. very. precious. Take the time to ENJOY, guilt free. :O)

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  4. I've only been introduced to your blog recently, so I didn't even notice how quiet it's been there :). But, as the saying goes, there is a time/season for everything. It sounds like this is mommy season and, as it goes so fast, you might as well get all the fun and i-love-yous you can! I suspect you will be crazy-creative, but just in a different way. Enjoyyyy :)

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  5. I know how it can be hard to balance work/life. I actually have to return to work full-time so we can support our lil family. It hurts me to the core. I wish I had your amazing talent and was able to work out of the home! I think your a very talented and vivacious artist. You will for sure be super successful in time! You are doing everything right...keep up the fantastic work! XOXO

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  6. Hey girl! Embrace the crickets. It's OK. This is a time for you to spend with your daughter and rejuvinate yourself. After taking my 8 months off I can tell you that I have come back to my art with new perspective and drive like I have never had before. We all need time off now and te=hen to recharge the battery.

    HUGS!!!!

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