Ugh, has it been that long since I blogged??? These days I swear go by way too fast especially since its towards the end of the school year. My boys are getting ready for summer as they face their last 2 weeks of school. Ah yeah!!! Summer!!
Anyways, you may have seen my updates on FB and Twitter about the arrival of my new and improved bloggity blog! YES!!! I love it and am extremely grateful for Becca Bonneville of Tickled Pink Studio who worked her magic. She took my previously boring blog and made it into something wonderful. I wanted it more streamlined and clean, with the flexibility for me to customize it. Also, since I wanted to incorporate a portfolio gallery, video tutorials, and later in the future, an online shop — WordPress, was the best solution for me. So I’m sorry Blogger, you were definitely great these past several years, but it was time for a change!
A lot of changes indeed have taken place these last several months, but there are still some things that have not changed thank goodness… Like my love for art, photography, and food I’m contemplating whether I should add a link at the top to my food adventures, cooking extravaganzas, and my overall quest to try new recipes on this blog. Hmmm…. Decisions, decisions.
Well, that is all for today and I shall return with hopefully, some fresh and inspiring creative art that I have been working on after such a long hiatus….
Be back soon…
A few months ago, I took the Creatively Made e-course by Jeanne Oliver and absolutely loved it because it has opened my eyes to a lot of things that I was finding so hard to understand about myself and what I desired as an artist. Most of my life, I have struggled with self-doubt and insecurities. I knew I wanted to be an artist, but have been so afraid of taking myself seriously for fear of rejection. Or I simply didn’t think or believe I could achieve anything great with it. My lack of confidence was limiting my growth and caused me to feel stuck. Deep down, I wanted so much to reach my dreams and just be who I knew I was meant to be. I’d ask God over and over, where am I going in life? What is my calling? I knew that first and foremost, I am a mom and a wife. Yes, I am fulfilled and complete because they mean everything to me and I value my role and purpose to love and care for them. But, I also knew that as a very creative person, that there was so much more I needed to do in life that served a bigger purpose using the gifts I have been blessed with. Finally, I can honestly say, I KNOW (not think) who I am and what I was born to do and now I’m more than ready to take it further and let my destiny unfold… This time no more holding back by fear! Yeahhhh!!!
So in regards to finally taking the step to realize my gifts and creative abilities, one of my dreams is to really build and grow my own brand and sell my art to retailers and wholesalers. I know that I can’t do it alone and need the help and mentoring of others. Unfortunately, I don’t have many people in real life that I can talk to or call upon for business advice or anything related to it. Thankfully, there’s some wonderful people out there who are willing to help and share their experiences with others. When I heard about, Building A Creatively Made Business, I knew I had to go for it. Jeanne Oliver has been so generous with her life to offer this course to those who are searching for the support and guidance in starting their own creative business. Her genuine and honest approach in what she shares and teaches are exactly what I believe has made this so invaluable and empowering. I look forward to discovering the things that has helped her build and grow her creative business. So thankful and excited to complete this workshop which started yesterday! And it’s not too late to join in if you’re interested!
Being a SAHM for so many years, I am extremely grateful for having found so many creative and inspiring connections through the virtual community, many who are willing to share their advice, insight, and experiences with people like me who need direction and guidance. Otherwise, I don’t think I would be where I am today. It feels good to be able to connect with other artists from all over the world who share in the same passion and creativity as I do. The beauty of it is supporting and learning from one another and watching each other grow. I truly hope that I can even meet some of them in real life one day So, if there’s any creative artists or crafters reading my blog that is in my area, please do not hesitate to contact me!