Monday, January 24, 2011

listening pleasure

"I jus wanna chance to fly
A chance to cry, and a long bye-bye...
But I, I need you to want me
I need you to miss me
I need your attention
Yes, and I need you next to me
I need someone to clap for me
I need your direction
Somebody say come back, come back baby, come back...."

Friday, January 07, 2011

cards of christmas past

I thought that I would love to share some of the cards that I made this past Christmas. (Now that I know it's safe since all the recipients already recieved my late cards in the mail!)  Tried some new products and techniques, but at the same time, kept it sweet and simple.  Enjoy!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

A new day, a new dawn....

Happy 2011 everyone!  My 1st post for the New Year!

For me, 2010 was a year of rediscovery:  professionally, personally and creatively. 

Within the past year, I left a job of nearly 2 years to explore new horizons. Seemed scary since I had grown considerably close to the people there that it was fitting to call them "family".  Unfortunately with the change, I soon came to realize that the new move wasn't the right fit for me.  (Then came the other courageous move for me to finally admit that to myself!) Thankfully enough, another job opportunity was just around the that seemed to fit juuuuust right!

Dancing seemed to creep its way back into my life.  Personally, having to learn a bunch of new sassy and fierce moves, helped me re-learn that an older version of my college dancing self, ahem (lol), is never too old to realize how much fun it was and still is. 

Visiting the shooting range has also climbed its way up very high on my list. Appointments to the metal spa will be very frequent this coming year, trust me!

To all my muses:  card-maker/crafter/photographer/producer/textile worker/graphic designer/cake and muffin baker people out there - you amaze me!  Following you over the past year has been fun!  Looking forward to seeing what kind of new things will be conjured up in the new year!

And last but not least, I of course, started this blog!!!!  Ever since my first post, I had started to look at the world a little differently.  Becoming more self-aware of my need to be creative, surprisingly resulted in me writing a few of the best poems that I've felt that I've written in a very, very, very long time.  And I am so very thankful for those of you who have read and shared your thoughts and encouragment on this blog! The fear and apprehension of "putting myself out there", seemed to disappear the minute someone thanked me for sharing a rather personal memory or moment.  And then having them say to me that they've experienced a similar just validates the fact that, hey, we're all truly not alone, huh? :)

So, 2010.  It was at times very trying and emotionally draining.  But it seemed to come around nicely.  Making me look forward to the new year ahead.  New opportunities. New entries. New poems.  New possibilities.  New beginnings.

Here's a toast to 2011!  Wishing you all a loving, blessed, properous, hopeful and happy year ahead!