In my world artists are some of the most amazing people.
Typically down to earth, free thinkers, and people who tend to do things outside of the norm. They are usually pretty open minded and very, very generous. They are the kinds of people I choose to surround myself with because they are just plain awesome and inspiring.
I'm so lucky to be surrounded by a ton of them. They help make my world a more beautiful place.
When I started blogging years ago
It was because of a woman named Amy powers www.inspireco.com
She told me I should do it, so I kind of did so in a shy, slow way. I had no clue!
It then kind of blew up after that, and I met so many interesting people and fellow commiserating folks out there that changed my life!
I met my other beautiful amazing artist friend jenn
From noodle and Lou online as well
Www.noodleandlou.com. We visited each other in Chicago when she lived there and she came to visit me in Michigan. We've been buddies ever since----like long lost sisters. Love her!
Another friend I met several years ago was Jenny Elkins...www.jennyelkins.blogspot.com An amazing artist that does more stuff in a day then anyone I know! She is a force to be reckoned with and is so super talented.
There are sooo many more people to mention because I've met so many here online that I have a deep connection with.
But for now I have to just say an incredible thanks to my friends that have organiZed an online auction for me that is filled with amazing art.
You can read more about it on jenn's
Website at noodle and Lou.
It's been hard to me to accept these kinds of helping things, but people keep telling me that I just need to let go of that because people want to do things to help because it makes them feel good too.
So I am trying to get past my awkwardness about it :)
I will say that the art on the website in the sneak peeks is nothing short of full on mind blowing and amazing!
It's killing me not to be able to bid on these items myself!
So I will do the next best thing and tell you about them because you should know these fabulous people too!
Better and back on my feet I will be visiting each and everyone of these talented people's websites!
On another note,
I have finished my third round of chemo
yesterday and am half way there!
Yay! I feel good, and am getting used to the ups and downs of it and getting things done when I can.
My beautiful son came home last week for good and I feel so complete having my people with me my heart is just bursting!
I'm spending a ton of time with them just cooking and driving because shooey teens are busy and can eat like crazy!
But I'm thrilled and will figure it out :)
My daughter Fiona has been busy with her own work and will again be participating in the kids art fair again this year....she's already started! :)
I've been working little bits here and there on fairy doors and little paintings.
I'll have more on the website in the next few weeks.
You can buy this batch next door to my shop
At Lexi's toy box! On Ashley street in downtown Ann Arbor! Cutest toy shop ever :)
So on that note I'm
Plugging along. I'll have more to share soon....just know I'm
So thankful and grateful to be surrounded by so much love.
I'm the luckiest gal for sure