I'm so behind in updating my blog that I have fallen out of my "groove". I don't really know where to start...as I said in the previous post, things have been hectic around here. I haven't had time to attend to my "real job" and that is making art and writing about it. Yes, that's what I said. My "real" job. I read over and over again in blogs and profile descriptions that "art" is what they do when they are not doing their "real" job. Like, "art" or crafting isn't a "real" job. Ok, so, I must admit, I do understand that everyone has to make a "living", and that artistic pursuits aren't always known for steady and reliable income. Still, I don't consider any time I spend doing it as "not real" or "not real important". I don't know why I got on this rant today...see, you never know with me! I tend to get a little sidetracked...but that's another story.
You see, the truth is, the *real* truth, is that my Mom, (who I love dearly by the way) is one of the people camped out on the "that's not a real job" fence. I suppose my rant is directed at her subtle, well-meaning comments she's made to me these last few weeks. I, of course, being the dutiful daughter, do not say a word when she says this to me. Should I just chalk it up to her giving me well-meaning advice or should I argue? Arguing with close-minded people has never been one my strong pursuits. In fact, if anything, I want to keep the peace.
So, there you go. A major mind dump of sorts. Now, on to the good stuff. I finally sat down last night and did some woodburning (which I love!) I haven't had a chance in nearly two weeks (which is why I probably have this pent up hostility!!!) But, anyhoo, here are the fruits of my labors last night. I have much, much more to share my friends. I need to take some time to regroup and rest perhaps. Then I will get back in my groove.
Now, please note this is my class work from the SuziBlu class. The doll's face is her design which she has allowed us to learn from. Hope you like these. Be back soon with more art junk!