It's been a few weeks since I posted, and although I would love to tell you that I've been lounging on a beach somewhere or taking in the sights of some exotic locale during that time, the truth is I've been working instead...sigh!
In between working until 1 a.m. some nights, we've moved kids into a rental house, celebrated Mr. Tide's 50th Bday and generally been running ourselves ragged doing the things that life demands of all of us much of the time. I know so many of you can more than relate!
I know the payoff for all of this hard work will be worth it, but man oh man, sometimes you have to stop and wonder don't you?! But just as soon as I think maybe I should put a few pipe dreams on the back burner, I get a sign, a phone call or an email that tells me I'm on the right path.
And I'm fortunate to have friends and family who are right with me every step of the way saying, "do it your way and you'll be much happier in the long run," so I soldier on and hope for the best.
And I am also lucky in that this road I'm on, no matter how bumpy has allowed me to meet some amazing people, some of whom are heading in the exact same direction that I am heading. One friend in particular is traversing the path right alongside me, and when I'm down and out she gives me a nudge to keep moving forward, and hopefully I do the same for her.
It's nice to go your own way, but it's even nicer when you have someone else who is going "your" way too...I think we all need that in life.
Friends, partners, and confidants who can take one look at your face and say..."I get it, been there, done that!" Misery may love company, but I prefer company to keep misery at bay.
In a few weeks I will be selling my artwork online. Oh, I've had a website for awhile now, but this will be the real deal...no foolin' around. You'll be able to purchase stretched canvas prints and framed prints thanks to a partnership I've made with a wonderful online gallery.
Over the next few weeks, I hope to share with you some of the artwork I've been busy creating. It's brand spankin' new stuff, and it's not like anything I've really shown you before, so I hope you all will enjoy it as much as I've enjoyed creating it.
Below is a sneak peek at a few of the prints that will be available, and I'm working on some very cool printing and framing techniques to make each piece special.
In the meantime it's back to the grindstone for me. I do come up for air every now and again and I'm still out there nosing around your blogs, though I'm often bleary eyed and not up to commenting, so for now lurking will have to do.
And when I'm a little crispy fried from long hours and too much time on the computer, well I stop to smell the lavender. I can personally attest to its soothing aroma!
I hope all is well in your world, and thank you for providing me with the motivation and the inspiration to follow a path that makes me happy! When you go your own way you go with the knowledge that whether you flop or you fly high, you'll be contented trying...and that's what matters, right?!