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Sunday, November 4, 2007
Weekends are too darn short. I found some really great things yesterday. I visited Flea and Scrap in Portland. The lady at Flea was willing to negotiate. Scrap had some really cool junk. All the stuff is apparently donated for recycling. Lovely!
I got to spend some time with my daughter this weekend. Here is a picture of the two of us. I cannot believe what a beautiful young woman my daughter has become! Isn't she pretty?
Friday, November 2, 2007
I have been pondering and pondering how to escape the corporate life. I just can't seem to figure out how to replace my income and still live the lifestyle I currently enjoy. I guess it takes a lot of sacrificing and the ability to see the delayed gratification down the road.
I had previously mentioned my dream to a lady I work with. She has come up with a really great business idea and thought it may be something I'd also be interested in. I was so flattered and excited. I won't give away the premise but it sounds like something we could do that would require a low start up investment and could possibly grow into something much larger. At the least, she said perhaps she could help me market some of my artwork!
I have been toying with the idea of joining a Ladies who Launch group called an incubator. Is anyone familiar with them? Has your experience been positive and influential on your success?
Monday, October 29, 2007
Here are some of the pieces I created at Art & Soul this year. I had a great experience. It was definitely stepping out of my comfort zone. I had never considered myself an artist before but I guess it's all part of the creative process. If you believe it and live it, it must be true. I am still a little shy about calling myself an artist but my "craft room" has definitely morphed into my "STUDIO."
This was probably my favorite class; Time Busted with Jessica Acosta. Polymer clay was a new medium for me but I was happily surprised at the results. I have to give Jessica huge kudos for being an excellent and most patient instructor. I wish I had purchased one of her dolls on vendor night. Next time it'll for sure be my splurge.
Here is piece from another of my favorite classes: Le Devine Shrine with Sally Jean Alexander. Even though my piece isn't perfect, I still love how it turned out. I learned a lot from both Sally and Brad. Everyone's work in this class was beautiful. I wish Sally would do more local workshops because I would love to learn more from this very talented lady. Can't wait until next A&S... I'll be sigining up for her classes on the first day of registration.