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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Life Lately

Hello all my wonderful friends,
I know it's been awhile, much to long actually. 
Life has been full of challenges recently. I'm normally a happy, perky, optimistic person, but I had a little streak of sadness take over for a bit; and even though the events would have made great stories, I really didn't want to make everyone tear up day after day.
However, I do feel I owe everyone an explanation for my extended absence.
Pretty much, it started with the death of a very close family member. She had been one of my closest friends for my entire life. Her unexpected passing left me feeling so very much alone. I found myself many times dialing her number then crying as I realized that she would never answer again. It just hurt so very much.

Then, well to make a really long story short, I fractured a bone in my arm, and it hurt more than I thought a broken bone ever would. This event truly set my art back. For the first little bit it was almost impossible to create with it, but I learned, and now I feel so much better that I can use a little art therapy to cheer me up.

Finally, the topper that just broke my heart.
I recently lost a pet. It hurt like nothing I had ever felt before. She was the first furbaby to pass in my adult life. She had been a family member since pretty much the day she was born. She was an abandoned  rescue that we hand fed formula to every few hours, I was holding her the first time she opened her eyes, the first time she took her first bite of solid food, and I was holding her close while she took her last breath. I miss her so badly, words can not even explain.

So after a handful of sad events, I was a bit lost and needed to take some time. Lately though, I've been waking up with a renewed sense of life. I'm ready to jump back up and enjoy the little things in my everyday again. Ready to be a positive and uplifting person. Ready to enjoy the activities that make me who I am. 

And most of all, ready to create! 
Art is a great release,
a great source of happiness.

I've put a lot of thought into where I want to go with my creations. I want to expand from drawing and papercrafting and add art journaling and mixed media to my list. During the past few weeks I have amassed a huge amount of supplies for this endeavor. I'm truly excited to try something new and I can wait to share the outcome with you guys.

My latest Cuddlebug - Coming Soon

I'll post a list of my goodies that I'm starting out with soon, as well as a new Cuddlebug for you all, and I'm putting together a little Prima blog candy too.



  1. So sorry that you have had such a sad time in your life recently. They say time heals which it sounds like it has taken that course with you. Some take longer than others. We never forget those we have lost but we can remember the good times we spent with them. Everyone has a story and I lost a grandson nearly three years ago and it still hurts deeply, at 21 years old he hung himself and we never actually knew why which gives me no closure.
    Yours days will be up and down but it will get better. Look forward to your new artwork. god bless, sherryn xx

  2. Oh, so sorry that you have had such awfully sad times recently and have missed you. I am glad you are coming back to yourself again and I look forward to seeing your new endeavours :-D
    Mega Hugz

    IKE in Greece xxx

  3. I'm sorry about your losses. It seems like life goes in spurts like that doesn't it? Sometimes you feel like you can't take much more. I'm glad that you are back with new artwork though.

  4. So sorry to hear all the tough times you had to go through and so happy to hear you are bouncing back!! Keep blogging we are all awaiting your art and projects
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. I am sorry for your tough times. Hope things get better.

  6. Glad to hear you've come out the other side. Grieving is a process that can't/shouldn't be skipped. Use your wonderful talent to move forward.x

  7. After all your sorrows and grieving, I'm glad that you took the time off for yourself. I hope you'll continue to take care of yourself and enjoy your art. You're very blessed with talent!

  8. I'm sorry to hear you had to go through such a hard time. Sending you big hugs! xx

  9. My heart goes out to you for having to endure so much heartache in such a short period of time. I am glad to know you are back creating again, and I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

  10. I'm so sorry Anna - for everything - I'm sending you lots of digital hugs!