Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My goals for the week

in no particular order:

1. Walk with my sister Kim 2 or 3 mornings

2. Twitter at least once or twice a day

3. Post to my blog 2 times

4. Gather class materials for ecourse that is starting July 1st.

5. Do something creative, just because.

6. Respond to all new friends from Flying classes.

7. If overwhelm sets in, go to craftroom to touch and look at craft supplies, Oh wait a minute, do that anyway, overwhelm or not.

8. Work on medium and long term goals.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

1977, age 17, my very first painting

This is the very first painting I created at 17, after my first and only art class in highschool.  I had gifted this painting to a relative.  Never framed and a little shabby around the edges, it's in fairly good condition, even though it survived a number of moves and I suspect that it probably never even made it onto a wall.   It was on it's way to the dump about a year ago and another relative claimed and asked if I wanted it back.  While I am sad that it was not loved or appreciated by it's original recipant, I will be forever grateful that it made it's way back to me, thirty three years later. 

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

decisions, decisions

I have two blogs, http://bethscraftroom.blogspot.com/  and http://bethmegquier.blogspot.com/ because I wanted one for my things that I create, paint, photograph, etc to sell and one for writing.  Not sure why I thought I needed to separate them, it's all me, all creative and they are in the end all connected, who I am.    Then, recently, I realized how seriously I wanted to take my art and my writing and want to make them a full time profession, I've made the commitment, so am now thinking that it will be too much to keep two blogs going.  I even thought about two Etsy shops, because I have such a wide range of art that I like to create. http://bethscraftroom.etsy.com/ But that is just going to keep me all over the place.  And will keep my followers all over the place.  I started BethsCraftroom a couple of years ago because my craft room was my little space where my dreams slept.  I dreamed and created in that little room, keeping it all a hobby and making a small amount of play money.  I told myself and was told, be careful about how you put yourself out there.  Don't burn out.  Don't take a chance that if you take your art full time that it will become a only a job and you will loose the joy of creating, painting, etc.  I bought into that for a long time for many reasons.  But things are different now.  I've recently created a whole new life for myself and know in my heart what I need to be truly fulfilled and happy with peace in my heart.   So, it may be time to let Beth'sCraftroom go and forge ahead with http://bethmegquier.blogspot.com/ Yes, I've decided that's what I'll do.  It will take a bit of work to make the transition with my blogs and Etsy, but now is the time to do, while I'm still in the very beginning stages of this journey.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome summer!

Primrose in early morning light.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Good Morning Summer!