I am happy when I am busy, and recently, I have been very busy. Some of this is for play and other is for work, but no matter how you slice it, busy. I thought I would share some of what I have been doing through pictures (’cause me and my new camera have been hanging out a lot together).
I have begun showing some of my artwork at the First Friday ArtWalk, locally. It is a great way to get a response for what people like and is tons of fun. I have several artist friends who show as well. This week, my hubby and I had fun with making pipe cleaner crowns during the show. I have been making pipe cleaner head wear for years now and Eric was just brave enough to show off my mohawk. The art made for great conversation starters and jacked the energy up so that our table was buzzing with activity.
I talk about developing my business a lot here. I suppose it feels like I live and breathe it these days. One of the themes I have been following is developing art doll workshops and eventually offering my art dolls in an Etsy shop. Tomorrow, I am pitching some ideas for a three day workshop to the Art Center of Corpus Christi. So I sat down and did a mock up of a project I am hoping we will do. The big doll’s name is Cassie. The little book tells a story about her and the fairy who lives with her. I had a blast creating it and am already exploring ideas for more. The little box is an Altoid tin…or at least it was, now it is a doll house.
Amidst all the work I have been doing, I have also included healthy doses of self-care. Every couple of weeks, I meet up with my friend and fellow blogstress, Rosemary, at a little lunch spot that features magical cakes. We sit, nearly always in fascination of our friendship, and quietly take in the exquisite examples of cakes that surround us.
Today we talked about photography and caught up on the synchronicities that never fail to come into our lives. Outside the cafe was a tree in full bloom. And although Rosemary was in a hurry to get back to work, we stopped to enjoy its beauty.
That is when I found a little friend who is as busy as I am. I am printing her up to remind me of the sweetness that is sure to come from all that I am doing. When I saw how perfectly she came out, I couldn’t wait to share her with you too.