I’m back, after being away almost a year and a half. My last post was on July 18, 2015, “Celebrating Kiwi’s Life”.
So what have I been doing all that time, you ask? Well, I wish I could say that I’ve been on a long relaxing vacation or an exotic adventure in some far away land. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. After my last post, I was feeling pretty low after losing my two sweet little furry sisters, so I stepped away from my blog to get myself back together again. I meant to come back after a few weeks, but the weeks turned into months, and things went from bad to worse. I felt like I was on this train and just couldn’t get off.
There is a poem that many of us who have lost our dear pets are only too familiar with. The author is unknown, but it’s clear that the author had a deep understanding of the feelings of grief and sadness when a pet dies.
The poem, “Rainbow Bridge” not only understands the deep feelings you had for your pet, but it helps you cope with the loss and comforts you, so you can begin the process of moving on.
When it comes to money, many Creatives would rather not deal with it. Although they know it’s important and they need it to survive, it’s still a touchy subject. There are so many more important things to think about than spending time worrying about money.
I was a career working woman during the 70s, an era that was all about changing the world. Because of the sexual revolution, we were no longer expected to be confined to just the “home”. Many careers were now available for women and we could burn our bras and let our hair down without criticism or judgement.
The other day as I was preparing a banana for my breakfast smoothie, I realized my life is like a bowl of fruits. The traditional phrase, “Life is just a bowl of cherries”, means that life is going well and everything is going smoothly. On the other hand, it is also used ironically, to mean the opposite.
My creative life is “a bowl of fruits”, not “a bowl of cherries”. Well, it can’t be in my case, because as much as I do love eating cherries, I don’t because cherries upset my stomach and messes with my plumbing!
My life is like a bowl of fruits! First of all, with everything I do, I try to approach with some artistic point of view. I believe my eye for detail as an artist not only affects how I see everything, but it also affects my sense of organization and order. Whether it’s order in my home, my files, or my kitchen drawers, I don’t like chaos. They all have to be neat and organized. So, of course, when I have a bunch of fruits, you can bet it will be displayed in a bowl and arranged with care.
Ever since I was a child, I was interested in art. When my teachers assigned art projects, I didn’t just draw, paint or create what was asked of me. I usually came up with something so different, my teachers never quite knew what to do with my creations. My parents never really took any interest in my artwork. It wasn’t because they didn’t care, it was just the times. My parents worked all the time, and never had the time to participate in any of the things me or my siblings were involved in.
I stepped away from my blog to do some major soul searching regarding which direction I’m heading towards with my creativity. Since my last post after losing Pikachu, I was very busy preparing for a holiday crafts fair. I had immersed myself in designing and creating a variety of holiday home decor for several months, and after all was said and done, I felt like a balloon that had just lost all its air…flying high one moment, then spiraling down to the floor the next.
My Sincere apologies everyone for my absence. It’s been a very busy and trying last few months. Since my last post, so much happened. Aside from being busy preparing for two crafts fares the next coming months of October and November, I am saddened to say that we lost our most faithful, beautiful, and sweetest companion, friend, and loyal family pet after 15 years, God’s Special Angel, Pikachu. Those of you who follow my blog met Pikachu, my Doxi-Chi (Dachshund / Chihuahua mix) in my post, “Meet The Furry Sisterhood”. We lost Pikachu at 12:30 am Saturday morning, September 13. She had Congenital Heart Failure. We kept her comfortable until her last breath, and even then, she managed a smile for us before saying goodbye. I can’t begin to tell you how hard this is to write, trying to honor her memory and the many, many wonderful years of joy she gave to me and my family.
There are many ways to acquire furniture and home decor to make an apartment or a home cozy, beautiful, and within your budget. The phrase “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” holds true for repurposed furniture. I love bringing new life to used furniture. There is so much beauty and life in many items that are tossed out.
Since my last post, I relocated to Fair Oaks California. I believe that there’s a reason for everything, and the same goes for this move. It’s been the story of my life…a life long journey that seems to take me to people and places where I least expect. I’ve always lead my life believing that I am simply a vessel of God’s plan. “There’s a reason and a season, for every path I’m on.” It’s not up to me to understand, but simply to put my very best foot forward, and make the most of it. I’ve been through my entire life journey believing this, and what I’ve learned is, “My life is not about me”. Continue reading “On The Move Again!”