I never imagined I would get such a response. It really brought tears to my eyes. I can't wait to hop on my magic carpet and come visit you all! WOW!! I also had my first ever Etsy sale... actually come to think of it... my first online sale. Thank you Julie! I can not even explain how I feel. When I tell people I am a blogger some roll their eyes ... when I explain that I love art, it is who I am... and people pat you on your head send you on your way and say 'oh that is nice that you have a hobby dear' .... it can sting. Not that it is bad to have art as a hobby... but it has always been my home... my safe haven, so much more to me than words could ever explain. All I ever wanted to do is lift people up so that they can feel the same way I would like to be treated. I never expected so much in return. Thank you. You have made a simple girl feel really special.
My big brother Denny and lil 'ol me...
I was, as some of you know, out of town for a little while. I went to visit my brother and mom in Los Angeles. It was a much needed break. I really enjoyed reconnecting with my brother. He always watched out for me when we were young. He still does even though we are so far apart. He was always the one person I could rely on to understand me. We grew up together... went through it all together. He keeps tabs on me and encourages me.... he took me to the one place I wanted to visit. The Thinkspace Gallery. We did so many fun things... but this was a place were I could connect with artists I really admire and draw inspiration from. A small little gallery with the sole purpose of bringing unconventional or low brow artists to light. I don't really like the labels... fine art, pop art, etc.... I feel like all art should be recognized. It is that unique voice inside all of us that should not be quieted. So I was in a very happy place here..... Thanks Denny.
me in front of the Thinkspace gallery
I went here and there and everywhere.... but in the end it was about being with people I love. People that love me back. That being said.... it was good to come home. I got home Tuesday... and Wednesday was Cassidy's 8th Birthday! She was so excited... she didn't want a cake... she wanted a cookie! HA! So she opened up some gifts.... clothes... etc... you know the deal. Then... I should have known something was wrong when she decided she did not want her cookie. Well let's just say the evening turned out to be a lot less fun than she (or I for that matter) wanted. She has been sick for the last couple days. Her smile is coming back and she looking forward to time with family and friends this weekend. Birthday part 2!