... but we all know how crazy summer can get! Every year I take a vacation my myself. My husband and I call it "Mommy's Getaway" to get away from everything and everybody. I will definitely have an entire blog post dedicated to this fantastic trip but I'll just let you know now that for the past 4 years I've been going to Lancaster, PA. I am simply fascinated with the Amish lifestyle. Some people may choose to go to an exotic island or overseas but not me. Every year I look forward to being among the Amish. More later.
I have also taken up another hobby: writing. Not just journalling (or blog posting) but honest to goodness short story fiction writing. In another blog post I'll have to go into detail what Swap-Bot is but it's basically an online artist trading community. One signs up for certain swaps (and they have swaps for everything) and one is assigned a partner then there is a set deadline as to when your stuff should be sent. One swap I just completed was a short story swap. I am thrilled with the way mine turned out and that has encouraged me to do more writing.
Anyway, that's about it for now. Traveling and writing, writing and traveling. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!
- I started this blog on November 23, 2009 just because I wanted to chronicle my artistic endeavors and see "in black and white" how many different directions my artistic brain would go. I challenged myself to try different mediums and that this blog could be a platform to post my achievements and failures. I cannot believe it's been six years now! Over the past 6 years I've learned a few things from writing this blog:1. Art is in my blood, I will always be thinking or doing something artistic2. About 80% of my work turns out better than the original idea3. I am not a fast artist, I have to start on an idea and then let it sit for a while4. It's OK that my "artsy" brain sometimes goes in 1,000 different directions at onceWith all of this said I now consider myself a mixed media artist because I a lot of my talents cross over into other projects I've already started; It's a great life and I wouldn't change anything about my crazy artistic brain!