This summer and the beginning of the fall have been a whirl wind of activities - traveling, socializing, marketing, preparations and departures.
Two of my three children have moved on to new chapters of their lives. Both to further their education and to experience more of the world away from home. Liam, just graduating, off to University (UBC) in the Engineering facility and Alicia, who already has a fine arts degree, but wants to try a new career assisting in the dental industry. A wonderful thing is that they are both in Vancouver and only 15 minutes away from each other.
That leave's Me, Bob (husband) and Megan (middle child, who is not aloud to leave unless she takes Bob and I with her, hehe) left at home. We've almost made it through the week without any tears. hehe! However, and of course, I am very happy they are able to pursue their journey and have the courage to do it. Hang in their my sweet children!
|Liam's room at Res. Same set up on the other side of the room. Cozy!|
I have also been preparing for a new chapter. Quit my full time receptionist job last winter and have been trying to organize myself to be apart of the entrepreneur world.
I did a few markets this summer, had my wares in a local Art/Cafe shoppe, and started an Etsy store. I even got myself involved in teaching four workshops this fall with the City Recreation Programs. I am hoping that there will be enough people signed up so that the classes will go. In between all this I have been making things to sell at the Christmas Craft Shows and The Christmas Art Gallery Store.
(I bet this sounds familiar to a lot of you artisans out there) just a part of our lives!
Oh ya, and I organized a new space for my studio. I'll go more into that later, that was a huge undertaking.
So that's where I've been and what I have been doing. Now that I got that out of the way, I hope I can organize this blog so it can be a little more useful for you and me!
I haven't forgot about that recipe section I started and I might have some crafty things to show you as soon as I figure out how to make those nifty tutorials on-line that everyone seems to be doing and of course, get some more stuff in that Etsy shop.
Here's a few pictures of my "Wonderful Whirl Wind Summer"
|On our way to Vancouver Island ( me and meg)|
|It was a gorgeous day for a ferry ride (bob)|
|Awesome books I purchased this summer. Love them!|
|more Fernie market|
|one more Fernie Market|
|Me and my pals at one of our favourite spots. We had the best weather the whole time|
|Ali and Liam at Liam's graduation.|
|Me and Liam at grad|
Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
have a wonderful day!