Memorial Day Weekend & a bit of opinion!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.  I know I am enjoying the pace of these few days  and remembering those who have and are serving our great country and the sacrifices made!
I had hoped to spend some time on the etsy shop but don't know if that is going to happen.  It really IS on my to do list!  I have however spent some time gazing about the web and noticing a pattern among artist blogs.  A big question.....What to do with the Blog?
Seems many are wondering what to do with their blogs.  So many questions, so many options, yet at the center of it all seems no one is actually truly "loving" the blog process.  Then of course there is the to monetize or not monetize their blogs.  This platform, "blogging", is truly that, a platform.  What any of us chooses to do with it is an individual decision.  Not everyone should be teaching and selling art classes but it seems that's what we are "suppose" to be doing if you are trying to fit in.
Hopefully if you stop in and visit my little blog corner of the world wide web you catch a glimpse of my art and come back to see what I'm up to again.  Blogging is a platform ever changing for each of us individually, depending on what we individually have going on.  At least that is how I view it.
Trying to be like someone else's blog or art business is not being true to ourselves.  At isn't that what we claim our art is all about?  Showing our authentic and individual voice?! There I've said it.  Don't know where that all came from!  :)

State of Mind

Well it has been a long week.  A very long week!  I've lost it to being under the weather.  A week of being sick and nothing to show for my lost week makes it even worse.  It all started Mothers Day, sore throat and then down hill from there.  Didn't even pick up a art supply or think I had the energy to take on such an endeavor. :(
So this that I did the week before was obviously a fore-telling of what I now need to keep in mind.
Just be happy!  Nothing I could do about it anyway.
So this week should be different.  Putting on my happy face!

p.s.  I uploaded the new blog header I had worked on AND
you now get to this blog either through my website at OR direct at
I guess not all has been lost for a week!

Sunday in the studio

Today is such a beautiful day one can't help but look at things optimistically.  I plan on getting outside but priorities right?  Studio time first!
So this little canvas started as yellow, then ended up not going in the direction I "thought" I was going.  It then became a lightly crackled blue.  I was all over the place trying to find what I wanted.  And if you don't know what that is it can take multiple layers! :)
Bring Your Light To The World
But in the end it all came together.

As for other news I'm beginning the process of gearing up in the Studio for my "next steps" in all things art.  I'm a thinker and a planner so it has to come together in my head and on paper before it takes on motion and success.  So best get with it!
Have a wonderful week.