Wednesday, May 26, 2010

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Friday, May 21, 2010

A couple of new pieces

I was off yesterday & got a few new pieces finished. I have several more in the works.
I will get them done soon.
This is just a pair of abstract earrings. I added the turquoise bead to the top of them & they finished them off just perfectly.
This pair of earrings is just a fun lil' piece that I had to make - I don't know how many people will love them as much as I do - but they represent my love for my home life.
Speaking of my home life: My oldest daughter will officially be a 'senior' when school lets out today. Oh my!!! Wasn't she just the other day lying in her crib wrapped up tight in her receiving blanket??? I remember she loved to be wrapped up sooooo tight in that blanket! I could never get it tight enough. My other kids would wiggle right out of it - but not her - even as she got bigger I would wrap her & she would love it. Although it got harder & harder the bigger she got I would continue to wrap her tiny hiney up.
She isn't so tiny anymore - but will always be my lil' baby!
What I wouldn't give to smell her baby smell RIGHT now!
I don't want to take away the adult she is becoming at all but I want just one more day of holding her in my arms - I can still hold her in my arms - but I know there is so much in her mind now - I want the innocent mind - small baby - just for another moment!!!
I am so proud of you Stephanie Anne Marie!!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I was bit by a fairy!

It has been too long since I have said anything.
I started a new job - that I do like - but there are trying days (people are crazy - that is all I will say) - but I work 4 tens & have three days off a week. While I love the three days off a week - because of the hours I work it seems I can't get much done. I think the more I get use to this schedule I will learn to manage my off time to do more things I love.
I do have some amazing ideas floating around in this little brain of mine. I keep a notebook & a package of pencils & erasers on my desk to doodle all the time. At the rate I am going I will have enough 'doodles' to make a lifetime of work for myself - LOL!!!
I have had a lot of time to think about something I have known about myself for a long time though. Being an artist I am sometimes very judgemental on other art. Not always in a bad way - but I do have a tendency to see flaws - I never would tell an artist this - but while I do that I have recently learned to see past them & see the true beauty.
I tend to think things are beautiful I would not have thought so many years ago. My artist eye has fully formed. I don't see things for what they are but I see them for the blood sweat & tears that are put into them. I see what the artist has done with their hands & mind that have made an amazing display of beauty.
My husband & I went to an event this past weekend that had artist set up in their booths - I am looking at things going OMG that is absolutely AMAZING - I keep seeing in his face that he thought I was a little off my rocker. So I finally said - you think I have weird taste don't you? He of course agreed. I explained to him that I wasn't seeing the art like he was - I was seeing the work that went into the piece & not just the piece. I do so wish everyone could see the world the way I do - you would truly appreciate the beauty so much more.
So anyway I have some amazing ideas that I am going to try & get into form today before I have to get my yard mowed - the creative fairy has bit me - but she forgot to add 24 hours to each day for me to make it possible for me to actually get all this done!!! LoL