Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Well it's been two weeks since I've been here. First I finally feel like I am getting into the blog habit of writing a couple times a week and then...blam! Nothing...

Two weeks ago I started the class "Hello Soul, Hello Business" put together by Kelly Rae Roberts and Beth Nicholls. It was a natural continuation of Kelly Rae's "Flying Lessons" from last summer. But, as we've discovered inside the private FB page, it should have come with a disclaimer..."Beware! Emotional Uprising Attached" or something like that.

Not only is the course all about making your business hugely successful but it digs into your core to help you figure why you do or want to do your creative biz. That may not sound difficult but it has been. Lots of soul dredging. Lots.

I am still sorting, organizing, purging, ditching my studio. There is definitely light at the end of my tunnel. One more corner and a few things to put away and I'm pretty much there. Stay tuned because I'm on the was towards a huge destash in my Etsy shop. Tons of beads and who knows what else!

I'll be back later this week with some thoughts on the direction this blog will taking.. Changing things up! 

See you soon!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Video Experiment: Studio Re-Do Fly Tribe has inspired me to give this a try. I stole a few minutes and took a short video of my organizing mess to share with you. 

Mess Tour!

I've drank about 4 pots of coffee, watched (or listened to) maybe 8 movies in the past 3 days, and this is where I'm at!

Let me know what you think!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Mosaic totem by Niki St. Phalle. 

In tribute to all my Fly Girl tribe. 

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Weekend Whatever's

This edition of Weekend Whatever is dedicated to all of us who can't help but hoard magazines. Yes, you know who you are...magazine whores, paper addicts, idea hoarders!

We have stacks of them.

We have bookcases full of them. 

Rows of them hidden. 

You know who you are...admit it!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

This Weeks Work

Can you say "complete studio overhaul?" I can.

A couple of weeks ago I began a journey of re-organization, a long, long journey. My inside studio has become, well, shall we say intrusive to my family. So, since we don't park our cars into the garage I have re- appropriated it for my studio. The only thing is, it was already mostly full and needed to be hauled out. Thankfully my friend and very organized second in command, Jeanne, offered to help me drag all my junk out and keep me on the straight and narrow to get rid of what was necessary. 
Jeanne and I being goofy!

Thank goodness...because it was a task and a half! After two days of cleaning, hauling, dusting, vacuuming, decisions, throw aways, packing, and other means of junking we found the floor! Which in the above photo is primed for painting. 
See? The beginnings of checkers! Isn't this exciting?
With any luck I'll be done before 2012 is over...!

Until next time,

Words to live by...2012

There's been an upheaval in thought around here. A research of the mind, a look inside. It's 2012 and things need to start anew. And be reflected upon. 

I'm not a resolution kind of gal. Seems like all of those things get lost pretty quickly. But words are powerful. 2010 was tumultuous for me, satisfying business wise, busy,  profitable, but big things were missing. So, for 2011 I chose a word, a little saying actually, to focus on and live by. It was "be present", take notice of the moment, live for the now, enjoy the here, don't miss any one thing! It worked and 2011 was much better, much more even, and I was able to concentrate on each day that went by.

For 2012 I want to take it further and have been contemplating three words. Each resonates with me on an emotional level or "speaks" to me in some way. About a week ago I wrote them down so I could read and look at them everyday to make sure those were the words. Here goes, I'm sending them out into the world....

a hold over from 2011. I still need the focus of being aware, conscious, and attentive in the moment.
(loosely translated from the dictionary) a sustained, unbroken commitment, to my business, myself, and my family. (not necessarily in that order)
no more skirting my intuition, no more lessening what I think, no more worrying about how my art manifests...just my authentic self. Written, painted, spoken, and acted!
Thanks for joining me to send my words into the universe. I'll keep you updated as to how I do!
Creatively Yours,