Well in theory at least. I've got the struggling part down. Every day that goes by and I don't work on a painting or sewing project or something creative, I feel like I am falling farther behind on "where I want to be" in this point of my life. I love all sorts of media- painting, pottery, needlework, papercrafts, photography- but since we've moved I've completed all of two paintings, and that's it. I love artwork and all handmade crafts. I buy it compulsively wherever we go- vacations, the mountains, the beach. I but it from my favorite artists on Etsy and eBay. But I've produced squat lately. Some days I feel like I won't find my creative side again. Some days I think it's just because I'm so unorganized right now. Other days I have really great ideas but just never get around to doing anything about it. Although I can't whine too much about my pottery because right now I can't find/don't own a kiln to use. But everything else- painting, quilting, woodworking- all of the other areas that are completely in my control, have just seemed to escape me. Maybe I am lacking the passion right now. I admit I am struggling since the move, with being at home all day alone, my friends in another state, no job to get me up and moving every day. Perhaps a little depression? I don't know. I just don't have a desire to make anything artsy these days. I want to find that little muse who forgot to move to Georgia with me- did I leave her in South Carolina?? (photo of a candlebox I made when I was doing pottery)
My husband James and I moved to Newnan, Georgia in 2008 from South Carolina- due to his career. We both work for the same company- James 15 years and 10 years for me. We love our life, our new home, our six kitties, our family. We love to travel, and put our paid vacation days from work to good use! Most of all, we love to spend time together no matter what we're doing. I have an ordinary life but share it with an extraordinary man. I am so lucky! Life has been great to both of us. I know I started this blog off insinuating that I would be showing my artwork, but I left my muses back in South Carolina when we moved. They haven't managed to find me again so far. Maybe one day.