Yup, it's me again.
Actually, I've been pretty bad not keeping up on my blog and website, so for that I apologize. You see I got myself in a bit of a rut. I was feeling kind of "Blah". As I am sure many of you may have felt during this entire pandemic. I am sure some of you can relate. And Being a warrior of Menieres Disease, I need to be extremely careful with my immune system, so the lockdown, the isolation and new safety requirements really played a game with my emotions. Every day was/is something new, sad, scary or challenging. It was really messing with me. But...
I snapped out of it (still being a slight be cautious and keeping advised) and I pulled myself up by my boot straps, so to speak. And I said to myself: "self, listen here" (I knew it was me cause I know the sound of my own voice} "we have faced many challenges, fears and anxieties together; we got this, girl. Now get your butt up and make your heart sing again" "The world needs to see you shine. We have all seen some horrible events as of late, so go make someone smile today" So, that's just what I did.
I decided to take everything I have been feeling and pour it into my work, my creativity and challenge myself with finishes and styles that I was afraid to put out there. Being an artist you are always so vulnerable of what the world will think but because of this little rut I was in, I decided I didn't want to be afraid anymore. I wanted to show you all that there is way more inside of me than just Farmhouse Style or French Country. I'm not saying I won't continue to provide these styles but I want to add to my library of work, styles, finishes and creations. I wanted to put all my art education and all of my heart out there for all to see. And I know it isn't always going to be everyone's cup of tea and that is perfectly OK.
And boy am I glad I did. I have never felt more free. I was so involved with worrying about what was trending and what would customers buy or like that I forgot why I actually started this business. It was so I could create beautiful and one of a kind pieces of art using Antique, Vintage, Old Forgotten Pieces as my canvas. To rescue them, restore them and make them come alive again.
You may have notice some of my newer pieces recently shared on my social media pages and they are definitely not my normal style. They are definitely different and unique but that is also who I am. I don't ever want to be the predictable one, I want to always keep you all guessing of what I will do next. It just may surprise you.
I want to inspire those following me to allow their own creative juices to flow, to not worry about how they may or may not be received. I was shocked to find that many of my followers loved my newer pieces. They loved that I wasn't staying in just one lane, that I could create beauty outside of my comfort zone. Sometimes you just have to jump in with both feet. Let go and Embrace the Unknown.
So, here I am writing to you all about my new found love for creating once again. Here I am ready to show you all what I have up my sleeve next. It may be whimsical or traditional. It may be a chaotic and loud. Who know's? But why limit myself when I know I can do more, try harder and challenge myself. And who better to venture on this journey with but with my amazing followers...
I, sincerely, hope you will join me on this journey of finding out just what I am capable of if only I face my fears and jump in with both feet. And don't be scared to throw some ideas at me... Or share with me your creativity and talent.
And along the way, I may just have some tips, tricks and videos to share with you so you too can jump in with both feet and find your passion. Maybe you want to try decoupaging, crafting, painting or even something totally different, whatever it is I hope I can help inspire you to "Go for it" too.
Much love to you all
Stay Safe and Be Well