Monday, September 15, 2014

The one where Dana admits something

Finding my way... Photo courtesy of Mirna Sentic,
Happy Monday, friends.

I think it's finally time I admit something to you all—and to myself.

I'm not Superwoman.

I've always put a lot of pressure on myself to balance the many roles I play in my life: mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, blogger, writer, artist, etc. Up until just before my baby was born, I felt like I was holding on to all of these strings pretty well. I'm not anymore. I've let some of them slip—and I feel like a failure.

You might have noticed that I haven't posted in the last several weeks. I've tried so hard, but I can't seem to find a balance anymore, and my blogging (among other things) has fallen by the wayside. I can't keep up.

About a month ago, a fellow blogger asked me to help her out with a blog hop. I wanted to help, but I just couldn't. This person has been such a good friend to me, and I'm so sad that I had to let her down. That's not like me, and I feel terrible. I'm sorry for that.

I also apologize to those of you who read my blog. I'm sorry I haven't been around. I'm still searching for a groove, some way to fit all the elements of my life together, all of the roles I play. There's no reason I can't blog and be a mother—I've done that for many years—but after my third child was born, I lost my way and haven't yet found it again.

I guess I'm not Superwoman, even though I'd like to be.

I can promise this: I'll try to be around more, although I can't say when. (And I hate to admit that.)

One thing is for certain, however:

I will be back.

Wishing you all a beautiful Monday and a wonderful week. ☺

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. ☺

Today's inspiration comes from Jane Perkins, an artist who takes recycling to a new level by recreating masterpieces from things people would otherwise throw away. She calls herself a "remaker," and I think it's fascinating how she can see art where most of us just see trash. You can learn more about her art and her process in the videos below. Enjoy!

Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺

Friday, August 22, 2014

Friday fun

Happy Friday, friends. ☺

Well, this was a busy week! On Tuesday, we celebrated my birthday and our anniversary, and yesterday was my husband's birthday. I can say with certainty that we have enough cake here to last us a month, although I know it won't be around that long!

How was your week? Do you have any plans for the weekend? I may be taking my oldest daughter to yet another birthday party on Saturday, but other than that, I'm hoping for peace and quiet and time to work on my art—fingers crossed!

I hope you enjoy today's dose of fun. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. ☺

Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday (a)musing

Happy Monday, friends. ☺

I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was busy—so busy, in fact, that I didn't get a chance to post yesterday's Sunday Inspiration. It's a good one, too, but I'll just keep you in suspense until this Sunday. :)

Since it's Monday (and the start of a new workweek for many), I think there's a good possibility that we all need a little smile. I think these babies deliver. Enjoy!

Wishing you all a fantastic Monday. ☺

Friday, August 15, 2014

Friday fun

Happy Friday, friends. ☺

Do you have any plans for the weekend? My birthday is next Tuesday, so tomorrow, my family has plans to take me shopping for art supplies. Yay for new paints and inks! Then on Sunday, I'll be attending a birthday party with my oldest daughter. Yay for cake! :)  I hope you have some fun plans, too. Enjoy your weekend—and these funnies.

Wishing you all a wonderful and happy weekend. ☺

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

"What will your verse be?"

My favorite scene from one of my favorite movies. Robin Williams, you will be missed.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday inspiration

Happy Sunday, friends. ☺

Today's inspiration comes from Mike Stilkey, an artist who paints on the covers of discarded books, then stacks them into book sculptures that have been exhibited throughout the world. You can see a timelapse of the installation of one of his sculptures in the first video below. In the second and third videos, Stilkey talks about the thought process behind the creation of his sculptures and offers encouragement to other artists as they learn to follow their art wherever it takes them. Enjoy!

Wishing you all a creative and inspirational Sunday. ☺