Monday, April 27, 2009

What to bring....

I am having a hard time trying to decide what art supplies to bring with me to Turkey? I need something with me so I can create....But I can only fit so much in my bag!!! Help! LOL Maybe I will bring something easy like my Twinkling H20's. I miss using them....maybe I will be inspired to start creating more little paintings like this one...
Maybe I will keep a Art Journal of my experience. I just have to commit to that! Hmmmm....I have an idea....

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Perceptions....

Have you ever wondered where people get their perceptions of things? Since I have announced that I am going to Istanbul Turkey, I have been amazed at some of the things people have said to me. Like do you have to wear a burka? Are women allowed to drive? I have had to explain that Turkey is not Iraq. Istanbul is a very modern city. Hopefully, my journey will help a few people open their eyes to the world around them and maybe be a bit more open minded. I used to be one of those closed minded people that never wanted to leave the USA. But now...my eyes are wide open to all the possibilities and I can't wait to experience everything life has to offer....bring it on!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Bucket List

Have you seen that movie? The Bucket List? Today I was reading Missy Trent's Blog and she had a post about Assateague Island. It reminded me of the Chincoteague Island Pony round up that is held every year. I used to ready about this in books when I was a kid. I was a horse fanatic and my mother bought me the Misty of Chincoteague book and I was hooked on Misty stories. But back to my topic...the bucket list....
I am going to get my list going. I think I will post it in the side bar of my blog....as a reminder of all the things that I want to do in life. Once again I have been reminded of the frailty of life...it is short.....go live it!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Taking a chance....

I have thrown caution to the wind. I have made a decision that will alter my path in life. I have given notice at my job, with a company I have been with for 10 years, to go into the unknown (well kinda known) and go to Istanbul Turkey and stay with my little sister for a few months. I look forward to the new things I will be learning and the excitement of learning a whole different culture. I will also have the opportunity to travel in Europe which is a dream of mine. Anybody that has followed my blog knows that my word for the year is "Discover". Well that is what I am doing. I still have a month to go at my job but soon enough.....

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life again

Many things are racing through my mind these days....decisions to be made, art to be created, class handouts to be made for my first upcoming teaching gig. LOL...when I think about it....I never do anything small. I always go for the big dreams first and I have been very fortunate in my life that things have turned out for me. I am hoping that that trend continues. This weekend will be a whirlwind of cleaning and creating. I plan on posting some pictures after then. Tune in on Sunday as I will be posting some pics of some of my creations.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Time Flies....

Do you ever wonder where the time goes? How days, weeks and months seem to go by and all of a sudden you realize....where did the time go? What have I been doing? I know it's been a few weeks since I posted here and I have been told...LOL...not so gently that I need to get on the ball. My life seems to be a whirlwind of activity yet I seem to accomplish nothing that I want to. I only have 3 weeks before I leave for Art & Soul and I am not anywhere near ready! I will be gone this weekend to California and then I only have 2 weekends left! There are just so many things going on in my life that it is hard to keep on top of all of them. I need to take control of my time and manage it, not have it manage me. Anybody else feel like that? Have some good advice on how to do that?