Thursday, May 29, 2008


I went to bed on Tuesday evening with the intentions of blogging before I did so. However, the man with the sand had poured some of his elixir in my eyes forcing them to shut, unbenownst to me. I had in mind to write so many things, but as I woke up on Wednesday morning, it was clear why I hadn't.

I woke up with fuel on my mind. It was the strangest thing. I mean, I know that gas prices are high and all, but to wake up with it on my mind was insane, until I thought a bit deeper.

Fuel is what makes things like planes, trains and automobiles go. Fuel (although this sort we call encouragement) is what keeps us as human beings go. It keeps us on the path that we ought to be and ultimately guides us into our destiny. So, as I thought about the day before, it all became evident why God had slipped that small word into my spirit.

The day before I received a surprise in the mail from one of my blog sister friends...lovebabz. The card (as you can see) is lovely. It reminded me of my days of singing karaoke with friends. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that someone that I have not had the pleasure of meeting in person would fuel a dream of mine. She sees the passion that God has gifted and thought it not robbery to lend to that gift, all while teaching me that I should do more of the same. It really reinforces the biblical meaning of you reap what you sow, or as some would like to call...the rules of reciprocity.

So, I thank LoveBabz and all the other supporters out there for sowing into a dream that has been for so long deferred. This is my season to start to blossom and I am so glad that there are folks around that take time to water my God given talent. He has planted, and allowed you all to water. For that, I am eternally grateful!

Pearls of Wisdom:
God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers,
And thrusts the thing we have prayed for in our face,
A gauntlet with a gift in it.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be Blessed!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I Hate the Lull!

The close to month lull without blogging is just about killing me. It creeps up so fast without me evening knowing it. I have to be honest and say that I have been in sort of an art funk these past couple of days...almost extending to a week. Today...I broke free, and it feels oh so lovely! So, here is the skinny on what has been going on in my art world.

Painting: I have been doing lots of this, thanks to a set that I am working to create for a play that my church is putting on...."The Glory Train". I am a one woman shop for this assignment. It's cool, although I don't think that folks realize how tedious it can be. I just count my blessings to be able to create what is asked of me. This pic is part of the fire for a scene depicting hell. I have been holding off on the button pieces to get this one done.

(not sure why the pics are posting this way)

Jewelry: Am feverishly making some. I am trying to get up some inventory to put in the store that I told you about in Jersey. I am excited about that opportunity. A friend of mine wants to have a jewelry party featuring my stuff. I am also thrilled about this prospect. The only thing is that I am having a hard time supplying the demand. That's all good though...right? It's going to have to be for the time being. Oh and there is a possibility that I may get with Mr. Stephens to create some jewels for the pooches.

Photography: I took Buddy out last week and shot at the Barnes and Noble around my way. It was cool. What I got was some things that look like they would be good for catalogs or something. I will have to post a couple of them next time. I am going to be taking some pics during my niece's kindergarten graduation within the next couple of weeks. I am looking forward to that occasion.

So folks...I am still on the grind, although I have not been as vocal about it. I will try and do a better job of staying on the up and up.

Something a little more personal...I've taken to cataloging at least one thing that I learned during the day. Today, there were more like two.

1. I have the ability to push and work through a funk to get to the brighter side
2. I trust myself to be vulnerable with those that care about me. There is no need to hide behind a mask.

Pearls of Wisdom:
Choose to be the best that you can be
To be authentic in everything
Your past does not dictate who you are

Because you never know where life is going to take you
And you can't change where you have been
But TODAY you have the opportunity to choose
-India Arie (I choose)

Be blessed!

Friday, May 2, 2008

We Bid Graham Adieu

We said farewell to Graham (aka Miss Mary) t0day. She took the train. After she arrived, she called. And as I stated last night, she said that she had a pleasant ride. It didn't seem too long to her since she spoke to a woman the whole ride there.
Despite the rough times we have had these past few months, I am truly grateful. So, I dedicate this one to Graham!