I came to the realization yesterday that it was the third Monday in a row without my "non-negotiable studio time." Apparently driving to Los Angeles Int'l. Airport takes precedence. As does running around trying to find a wool coat in Southern California in January. As does spending every minute I could with my eldest before she left.
The fallout hit this Monday.
Seriously? I spent ALL DAY picking up, sorting, washing, putting away, etc., etc.
The good part is, I can think clearly (well. as clear as any 49 year old female can) and am committed to getting back on track with the month of soldering. Even if that said month is gone.
The other good part is that instead of showing my stuff, I get to brag on my friend, Susan DeGeneres.
You will have to come check out her blog, and her newest endeavor,
It is a wonderful journey toward building our creative selves. This is a process I am craving right now! Susan expresses herself beautifully here.
The book she refers to, The Creative Entrepreneur, by Lisa Senora Beam, is one I actually have.
This made me laugh out loud. The creative mandala Susan set to work on and is making great progress on is something I have looked at in complete confusion in the book. I haven't gotten past the first chapter because of the mandala. But with Susan, it is beginning to sink in what the purpose of the mandala is and how it can be a useful tool.
It baffles me that this mandala has me completely stymied. I mean, honestly! I can usually fake my way through a lot of things, but not this one....But with Susan, and how she breaks down each thought and process, I think I can break through the barrier and be honest with myself and learn quite a bit.
Won't you join us on this creative journey?
The other blog I would like to introduce you to is....
It's a little bit close to my heart, as it is Lauren's blog. It is all about her adventures in Italy, which, by the way is so far so good!! We have gotten to speak to her twice by phone and it's like she is next door. Did you know that Lauren now has a Greek Aunt? My sweetest friend, Manya has made contact with her and has put my heart at ease knowing she is close to my girl and is there for her.
I think that's about it.
Now I'm off to get caught up on all your posts and figure out what happened to my sweet birdie and signature at the end of my posts!!