Jan 11, 2017

Feeling Wintry

Once I typed that title, I had to look up to see if that was how you actually spell "wintry".
It is, but the definition surprised me and I have to say, I disagree.
  1. characteristic of winter, especially in feeling or looking very cold and bleak.

    "a wintry landscape"

Bleak?  Not for me.  I love the starkness of winter.  I love how it makes it easier to see the birds in the trees.
I love how the other day, I was able to spot a black squirrel (!!) at the edge of those "bleak" woods.
I love the change from the breathtaking colors of fall and the lushness of summer.

 I love sitting in my cozy studio and peering out at the chilly day.  Thinking about taking a bit of a break and getting out there to walk with the dogs in that briskness.

The shop has now been updated with all these wintry creations.  : )

Oct 17, 2016

Give Away Winner!

Congratulations Robyn!  You won the Give Away!

A huge thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth at the Harrisburg Art Walk on Saturday.

Aug 8, 2016

Autumn Day Dreaming

I find myself daydreaming about the cooler days of fall lately.
Those days of boots and sweaters and scarves.
It's not that I'm wishing summer away, just longing for those days when I can walk without breaking into a sweat within the first few steps.
I think this shows in the things I've been working on lately.

Jul 25, 2016

Focus and Optimism

I have to keep reminding myself, 53 days is not THAT long.
It's been less than 2 months since I made the leap of leaving my comfort zone of a steady paycheck and an office full of people I truly care about for the unknown of following my heart.
I sometimes wake up panicked that I've made a terrible mistake, that this will never work, that I won't be able to earn a living from the work of my hands and my heart.
The doubt and fear overtake me, my eyes well up, I start to sweat.
It was very unlike me to take such a leap of faith and hope. I'm someone who tends to remain in the safety of the known.
But what was also known to me was that I was unhappy.  I wasn't doing what I truly wanted to do with my time and talents. There was such a sense of something missing.
When I leaped, I knew my business was not going to take off like a rocket just because that was what I was hoping for, 
I knew that this is something that will take time.  There will be good days and bad days and the important thing is to keep putting my whole heart and soul into my work.
To let the bad days just sweep past me, acknowledge them, learn what I can from them and move on.
To not let doubt overtake hope.
To keep my heart and mind and hands focused on my work and know that the good days will come too.
So I keep working and dreaming and being joyful in that.