i am brave 

  i am unique 

  i am light 

  i am wild and free 

  i am so much more 

Pigs Can Fly….or Reclaiming Your Creative Self

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“That will happen when pigs fly!”

At some point in your life you have probably heard this phrase. Unless of course, you are an 8 year old, at which point the phrase will need to be explained at great length….trust me on this one.

With this phrase, someone is telling you that something is never going to happen. Ever.

But have you ever looked at it from the pig’s perspective? What if that pig WANTS to fly? Dreams of it even?

Pretend for a moment that you are a daydreaming porcine named Icarus. Your…

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Quick Announcement!

I am incredibly happy to announce that my jewelry is now available at both Gerri’s Closet in Green and Home Sweet Home in Middlebranch…please like them on Facebook or stop in and say hello!  I am blessed to have done business with both of these stores for several years now…..they are all wonderful people and have been very encouraging and supportive of my creative endeavors.

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Custom orders are available…start thinking Christmas 🙂

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Also I’ve added a subscribe button to the bottom of the…

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PUTTING MY STAMP ON THINGS

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Cheesy pun aside, I wanted to take the time to share some pieces that are on their way out the door as well as a super amazing Friday Find!

Last Friday my oldest son and I took a drive some 45 minutes north in order to pick up a copy of his high school transcripts. Not only was it a great opportunity for us to spend the day together, but we also had the chance to hit up a couple of the local thrift shops in the unending search for spoons……..

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Some Logo Love….

I’m currently in the process of finishing up my logo…and figuring out how the heck to make it work on a blog…ugh…but I thought I would share with you thus far! Have an amazing day. Blessings to all 🙂

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I Am An Artist….

 

CYMERA_20130906_062504Wow. That was really difficult for me to say….it has only taken me 39 years to become comfortable enough to say it. Why?

Due to the fact that I am not a classically trained artist, and that I don’t paint (well anyways) or sculpt, I felt I didn’t have the right to label myself as such. Not that I’m in to labels, but more on that another time.

My lack of formal training in addition to not producing art in a traditional medium made me feel like an imposter. “I make stuff”…

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What is an artful life?

“Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.”

~Kurt Vonnegut

Pondering the question of what it means to live an artful life made me think of this quote….and it also allows me to give myself a break.

As an artist, browsing through the pages of Stampington magazines like “Where Women Create”…

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