Princess Oceana and I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Summer! I hope you all have wonderful plans to travel all over the country (or hopefully the world!)
I was supposed to fly to Atlanta tomorrow and go to the Red Sox Atlanta game on Saturday with my brother and sister-in-law, but cant fly due to my knee injury. SO......
I would LOVE to hear what YOU guys are doing for your summer vacations. Please share, I would so love to hear all of your adventures!
And for me, I am going to be an armchair traveller going to Venice, Florence, Rome, New Zealand, Montana, Boston and of course to Fenway Park and have wonderful adventures in my sketchbook! :)
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
We have all heard, "Follow your heart" many times and as artists we hear it in our inner creative self even more than most people.
This week I had a bad fall on one of my dogwalks, right on my knee (with a knee fracture) and am now currently on crutches, (with a huge knee brace!) but will be fine.
I keep asking myself, why this happened now, after 10 years of petsitting and dogwalking with never any accidents. I have been asking myself all week what is the positive to this, because there always is.
I know that one great positive is that I have spent every day with my Mom, who I am so grateful for, and who is helping me with my dogwalks. We have been laughing and enjoying the doggies together and for that I am so grateful, laughter is of course the best medicine as you all know!
I also have been thinking that I have been complaining lately about not having enough art/creative time and well, now I have that! But more importantly, I think the reason this happened is that I have not been following my creative heart as I should be over the last few months.
So this week, I have come in contact with someone who would like me to illustrate a fairy book and has connections at 2 publishers. I also have a possible licensing opportunity. And I have been doing some rubber stamp designs (follow your heart illustration above).
I also made a list of my creative dreams which I plan to post where I can see them. Here are a few of mine, I would LOVE to hear yours, please share!
1. Rubber stamp designer
2. To license my art for figurines
3. To design a line of greeting cards for Papayrus
4. To license my art to Hallmark licensing and Department 56
5. To illustrate a book that I enjoy working on
Just a few of my creative dreams, what are yours?