I live in modest house. And I do thank God for the house I have. But I do share it with two teens, a preschooler, a big, hairy dog, and of course my hubby. And I have to say that
sometimes things can get a little hairy. (Beyond the dog that is! lol) And at those times
I yearn for more space. A small room to call a studio. A playroom for the little guy.
I long for peace and solitude and space. And so I dream of houses.
The perfect house. The perfect life. Little strife and little worries.
Of course, this is a tall order and no matter what the size of your house, it is not a cure all for all the other things you wish for your life. But it's nice to dream.
I have almost completed my current journal and though I will continue to do another, I feel that I want to go somewhere else with my mixed media paintings. Though not quite sure where.
My head is filled with ideas, yet executing them is another story.
And it unnerves me that I've yet to settle down with just one style and keep going with it
till I have a zillion pieces out the kazoo! I'm still in exploratory mode. Still trying to find myself, as an artist and sometimes as a person. This unsettles me. I am feeling frustrated and unsettled today. I feel short of time and balance. I feel selfish for wanting to be able to create all day long and not have to worry about real life things. And this is how I feel today.
And so I dream of houses, and finding my space, my niche. I dream of being a better mom, (ya know the TV kind), a better wife and a better artist. A successful artist.
I dream...knowing that this too shall pass and some of those dreams will come true.
And I think of the quote..."This is the day the Lord has made. Rejoice and be glad in it."
And so I will try and rejoice for all I have here and now.
Another journal page....about Time! Hard To Forget and Remember What Is Important is the message here. It seems time is on our minds a lot. Schedules, routines, appointments, art, family, life. Time to do this and time to do that. Time is hard to forget. AND there never seems to be enough time in the day, you hear so many people say. Time can slip away so fast that I think we need to remember what's important and spend our time focusing on those things. And now it's time for me to have breakfast! lol Use your time wisely today and enjoy it!
Are you spring cleaning, organizing, redecorating? Or perhaps you're not quite there yet and JUST feel the need for a jolt of Spring. You feel the need for a little Spring in your step and a little Spring in your life. Well, come on by Art n Joy today and see the little lovelies that I will be putting up that just shout Spring!! Really. I'm buried in snow, have a chest cold- AGAIN- and they even make me smile when I look at them. So stop on by and check 'em out! Just click on the Art n Joy link to the right! See ya there.....
Apparently she was at the Hearts party last night too. (If you haven't a clue, just see the post below). Anyhooo....I believe she will be traveling to etsy next. So if you would like to have her visit YOUR home, check out my etsy shop this weekend.
I can even customize her with a name or quote if you like.
Just click on the Art n Joy link to the right at BlueJude Central.
Boy, it was SOME party! Those Hearts people sure do know how to live it up.
Odd hats, lot's of veggie snacks...it was out of this world!
WaspGoddess has kindly requested a Cat Woman from the BlueJude Studio. This is good. I like requests, I like a challenge. SOooooo my little blogging friends, if you have something in mind that you would like to see in a BlueJude Original, feel free to let me know. You will be under no obligation to purchase the piece when it is finished, if it does not suit you and tickle your fancy. The etsy shop has opened!!!! It is called Art n Joy and the link is to the right, of course. There are only two pieces up at the moment as I ran out of time and energy yesterday. But there will be much more art to come over the next few days. So take a peek and tell me what you think! I personally think the prices are very reasonable. But I am open to any critiques and suggestions. I'll be back later with more eye candy! Requests anyone???
Well, it's like Alaska here today and the wind is HOWLING! I am trying to catch up and get so many things done. And one thing for sure is that I am updating my links TODAY!! If I missed someone, please let me know. AND I am opening a NEW etsy shop. New year...new art...new shop. So that should be up soon and all my journal pages will be there! Also, a kind blogging friend mentioned that I should let you all know that you can order art directly from me as well. So consider it official!! Anyone interested in owning a BlueJude Original Print just contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yes the journal pages will be in print form as they were created using both traditional and digital mixed media and collage. And of course you can always request something from my past works at the Galleries of www.bluejudestudio.com And there you have it. I'm off to update those links now! Happy Tuesday! Thanks for the kind compliments and inspiration. I love my blogging friends.
I love creating! I love taking something basic and making it into something wonderful, fun and functioanl. I crochet, I sew, I paint and create paper goods.
And I am a slightle eccentric Mom of three wonderful, creative children!