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The Sound Of Paper: My Wish List...

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since i'm reading The Sound Of Paper and doing the exercises and writings i though that, well... i thought i would take a deep breath and put my wish list out there for all of the world to see... i think until i can do this without hesitation, i'm going to make myself just do it...  i'm hoping that it will inspire others to make their own wish lists and wish BIG!!  maybe if we all put our wish lists out there the universe will start to bring opportunity closer... so... here it is!!  (drum roll... prrrrummm prrrrummmm ppprrruuummm....): to be independently wealthyto help a variety of charities with donations of artwork as well as monetarilyto have an amazing home with separate space for a studio/workshops and work areas for J.  we have a view of the water and trees surround usto purchase a van that has a pop-up top for camping and it is brand new... it has everything we dreamed of for camping and road trippingto spend three to six months out of…

learning from the past

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the book i've been reading (the sound of paper by julia cameron) on the bus in the morning has been talking about how we learn from pain and our past.  i have learned a great deal in my life through the pain i've experienced. an abusive marriage, being on my own and alone at barely 18 yrs old to fend for myself.  i've come a long way and now appreciate the rough experiences i've had in my life. because of my experiences i'm self-sufficient, calm and i have good coping skills.  my lesson right now is to focus in on what makes me happy in all things that i do.  i've been trying to find a way to sell my artwork that is unique and feels like something "i" would do and  i'm not entirely confident that etsy is feeling right for me.  i'm thinking that this is a good experimental place where i can post new items to see what kind of response i get.  i guess it would be more for marketing and light sales. i would also use it for lower priced items like …

slowing things down a bit...

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today is the first day of autumn and its going to be close to 90 degrees today.  i started reading the book the sound of paper by julia cameron and i'm reminded to start writing my morning pages again.  its to help get the junk out of my head and to plan my day in some way, every day.  i think i've mostly been focusing on where i am right now and trying to stay conscious of being in the now... recently, i become overwhelmed when i focus on all of the things that i need to get done in order to get my work out there to be seen and to have items for sale.  i end up intimidating myself and start to shut down.  so i'm trying to just take it easy and wait for the next wave of inspiration and energy to hit me.  that's one thing about myself that i've come to trust deeply...  i am creative and i have a process.  when i respect that and take care of myself creativity always comes back to me.  if i don't... its very bad news...
my goals this week are to switch to tea and …

a new schedule...

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i've been updating my website and my etsy shop this week and BOY! is it a lot of work...  I started back at my job-job after having two months off and my life has been rudely shifted into another gear that I'm not familiar with.  i've lost myself a little... no more painting every day and sitting around looking out my window, going for spontaneous walks... basically doing whatever i felt like doing whenever i felt like doing it.
i believe this job-job pushes me towards greater things in my life...  its showing me that this is not the job that calls to my heart... it is not what my soul craves... it is not my passion...
my secret wish... is to support myself with my art in ways that bring me financial freedom and allow me to support others along their way... my goal is to be myself and to lead by example...
a little road trip to rattlesnake lake
i think if i could have latte's all day... i would do it!

some of my artist tools... brushes, inks, oil paints...