Where did I leave off?
First, a big HELLO to all of you!!!!
How have you been?
It's been awhile, I know.
My world has undergone many changes and adjustments! (All good, I might add), but trying to find "balance" has not been easy since I resigned from my day job in November.
I have discovered that working from home, does indeed, come with a whole set of new challenges.
Time management being the biggie for me!
Friends, I have been richly blessed with consistent commission work, and it always keep my art work at the top of my priority list! No problem there. I love being responsible and dependable. My biggest thrill and form of payment are the praises that I receive from clients and recipients of my art! I love waking up to an email or a Facebook message from someone who is overjoyed and so grateful after receiving a piece of my art! This makes my heart so very happy!
I'm doing what I love and I do it passionately.
I've had orders for anniversaries...
And surprise gifts to friends...
Birthday gifts, a child's bedroom (the decor in planets & space)...
Day after day, I paint.
Some days I find myself feeling restless. Is that the word that I'm seeking?
I miss doing personal art, especially my art journaling.
Some days I really have not felt all geared up to go into my beautiful art room and paint.
I am one who needs variety and I do like to create on a spur of the moment.
So, I added another "for fun" job to my life.
I signed up to be an independent consultant with a nail wrap company. I seriously did this, as a hobbiest, and only to give me something fun, yet still creative, to add to those days that I needed a break from art work.
This HAS indeed been fun...
And yes, creative.
But then suddenly, I became crazy busy!
Once Facebook friends caught wind of the nail wraps, I found myself running more errands, delivering and shipping nail wrap samples, doing nail wrap parties! Oh. And of course, keeping my own nails pretty!
I honestly did not expect all of this! 4 recruits.... Helping them, orders arriving... Advancing to "senior consultant"! Giggle. Giggle.
Once again, I'm so happy in all that I'm doing but I am now working on balancing my art, Jamberry Nails, house, husband, travel.
This is why I have been absent from blog land!
I seriously, have had no extra time for taking and editing photos let alone, sitting down to type up a blog post.
I also adore blogging.
I will get it all figured out!
I will say, that out of all my jobs...
My favorite is, and always will be, my art.
When I'm painting...
Something unexplainable happens.
Even on those days that I did force myself to pick up that paintbrush...
Within minutes, I realize that I am smiling. I even dance a little to the radio! Shhhhh.
I diffuse the lovliest essential oils. It's such a slice of heaven...
In my art studio.
Do you remember these?
Well, since we last visited, I have also made oodles and oodles more! They have shipped to Shops and stores in different states! No kidding! I have reveived some very nice checks in the mail for these guys!
Happy heart. Happy life!
My wonderful husband has supported all of my jobs. He even builds odd shaped boxes for my big canvas paintings to ship in. How did I ever get so lucky?!!!!
We've planted our garden here on the prairie. He even built a wonderful fence all around it.
In August we are going back to the East coast for our big vacation!
Life is good.
I hope that you are savoring every moment of yours!
God bless and I will certainly do better at blogging!