Friday, August 29, 2008

Anticipation!

Today is the day I have been waiting for, for a few weeks now....I can not say why at the moment...but, my heart is flying right now... This is going to be a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Fun with my Daughter

I took Kelly's advice and went and bought chalk. I grabbed Megan this evening and we played with the chalk on the driveway.

We had fun. We made new memories... Thanks Kelly for reminding me that you are never to old to play!



Monday, August 25, 2008

Regrets

Yesterday, when I was walking up the sidewalk with my daughter to her boyfriends house to meet his mother, there were drawings in chalk all the way up to the door. At that point she said to me… “I was never allowed to draw on our side walks on our driveway. Dad would have been so mad.” He didn’t want the chalk on the carpet of the house. I understand this, but nowadays, I would do things differently. If I could go back in time, I would let her draw to her hearts content. Then I would make sure I cleaned off her feet before she came in. My soon to be ex and I had many fights about letting the kids be kids when they were young. He would have a cow because they would touch the windows of the car. I would say…it’s only a car. Why are we all so obsessed with possessions. They are only things…the real things that matter are the memories that are made during a life time. There are many things I would change if I could go back and change them…like instead of having the “perfect” Christmas tree, I would let the kids help and it would be what it would be. Or letting the kids get their clothes dirty, or letting them play out in the rain. I wouldn’t have worked so much. But I can’t change the past, I can only work on today and what the future brings. I just know that I want to be remembered for the happiness I have brought to peoples lives.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

I'm Here, I'm Here, I'm Here!!!!!!!

As you read the title of this post...in your mind you should be hearing the Who's of Horton Hears a Who yelling We're Here, We're Here, We're Here and trying to let the world know they are there so they won't be boiled! LOL That is one of my favorite movies of all time. I just want everyone to know...I am here...I am alive and I am well. Life has been kinda hectic. Who knew that getting divorced takes so much effort. It's like having to move all over again...except that you have to sort things now into piles of his and hers. His stuff leaves and mine stays. New bank accounts have to be opened, everything changes...but it's ok...because as one door slams...the other door is unlocked...and I think, no, I know for a fact that I am going to like what is behind the unlocked door sooooo much more than the one that hit me on the ass on the way out! It will be a long road...but I am willing to make the journey to find my happiness.

So, lets see. Art Unraveled. I DID NOT take as many pictures as I wanted to. I even missed on class due to me not feeling well.. But I am ok with that. Life happens...right? I had a great time in Stephanie Lee's class. I learned all about plaster. It was very very fun. I really like the stuff. I think I am going to use it more. Leighanna Light is the sweetest thing ever. I had great fun in her class too. Met some wonderful women, Giesela & Susan Susan ended up having a table at the vendor faire right next to mine! What a stroke of luck. These ladies kept me entertained all day.

Isn't she the cutest thing? I finally met Rella. I told her I wouldn't post the picture I took with her..LOL. She is the sweetest kindest soul I have ever met. What a wonderful person. Have you ever talked with someone online and then met them and you just know that they are special. Well that is Rella. My sister Susie helped me with the Vendor Faire. I was glad she was there. That is it for Art Unraveled.

Now..for what has been happening since. Well, my plans fell through to go to the Zne Convention. I am ok with that as I need the rest. But I will be going to Portland for Art & Soul. I have made alternative arrangements for someone to watch my daughter and I am going come hell or high water! I will be there with my alligator bag full of trades.

Um...I have been dealing with life's everyday chaos. There seems to be more of it right now. I am sure it will settle down soon enough as I get into a new routine. It's almost school time, so there was the school clothes shopping, and next is the hair appointment and getting her nails and toes done. You know...You gotta look good for your first day of school...for your senior year! My baby is growing up...

I worked on my article for Belle Armoire Jewelry. I sent in my stuff for my teaching gig and now I can just sit back and relax for awhile...make my trades for Art & Soul and enjoy life. I am looking forward to Labor Day weekend as I have an old friend coming to visit...we get to enjoy each other's company and catch up...

Thank you to everyone who keeps checking up on me. I am truly amazed at all the wonderful people out there in blog land. You will never know how much your comments mean to me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Life gets in the way...

So here is my first bump in the road...after the announcement of the Big D. I had to cancel my trip to the Zne Convention. Not happy at all about that as I was very much looking forward to taking Lisa Kaus' class and meeting Catherine. I lost alot of money in canceling but a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do. So if you have wondered where I have been...I am here...just getting by day by day...

I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted at Art Unraveled, as I wasn't feeling my best when I went. I even missed a class there...

That's it for now...I will get back to my happy place soon.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Still At Art Unraveled

I am still here in AZ. I had wonderful classes with Stephanie Lee and Leighanna Light. Learned alot. I haven't taken as many pictures as I wanted as I haven't been feeling my best. Tomorrow is the Vendor Fair so if you are in Phoenix, come out and see all the wonderful artists! So much talent in one space...

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

I have not disappeared off the face of the earth...

I am leaving today for Art Unraveled. Looking forward to my classes. I will have class with Stephanie Lee, Leighanna Light and Louise Duhamel. I am happy to be going as I need some Art Therapy. I also get to see my sister Susie which is an extra bonus as she lives in Phoenix. She will be helping me on Vendor day. I hope I am ready! I will be taking lots of pictures so stay tuned for when I return on Sunday, I will be posting. As far as the big D is going...I am doing good. Everyday I feel less and less alone. I am starting to find the old me again. I kinda like her! LOL I won't go as far to say as I will be as wild as when I was younger...but I am going to live life to the fullest. To some of you that have written me personally and told me that I have helped you, I feel honored that anything that I have written, has helped anybody get through their situation. We can't all do it alone and it's nice to know that people out there care and listen. I wish you all the best life has to give....

xoxo