I had the pleasure of getting to meet my friend’s week old baby girl today. There’s nothing like a soft, squishy bundle of tiny napping newborn to remind me how precious life is, and how thankful and fortunate I am to have a life full of love and wonder. I brought her this painting that I made yesterday-
Kari at Kari A Memory Photography took this adorable photo of the aforementioned soft, squishy bundle of tiny napping newborn-
In the spirit of Eastre and the new Sun of Spring, things seem to be turning a new leaf. There are hints of change floating on the earthy, floral scented winds of the season. There is a hope of things to come, the anticipation of their coming to fruition. Life is in motion, and it would seem that opportunities are blossoming at every turn, and I can’t wait to let you all in on it. But, for now I am erring on the side of caution, and not counting my chicks before they hatch. I am so excited for the year to come, and can’t wait to share it with you –you– whose support, encouragement, kind words, and mere interest in the ramblings and messiness I call this adventure of a life, have given me the courage and motivation to continue and push through the hard, cold soil of Winter and into the radiant sunshine of Spring.
I survived Spring Break, and am so happy to be seeing some sunshine again! Some days I feel as though I am solar-powered….
Now just to get back into a routine.
I feel like I spend more time “getting back on track” than I actually spend on the track, let alone traveling along it.
Nevertheless things are in motion, whether I will them to be or not. I am working on 2 more commissioned art pieces (which are still very much in progress) and have taken on a free-lance design job. That has been the focus of the last few days. For those of you who may not know, I once had grand aspirations of going to an outrageously priced art school to become a big-shot graphic designer. Well, as things most always turn out to favor the practical and/or unexpected, I ended up going to a moderately overpriced university to become a reliably paid graphic designer, and ended up dropping out with 3 semesters to go so I could get married and have a baby (not necessarily in that order). Long story short, it’s nice to know that those loans I’m still paying on weren’t entirely for naught.
The company I am doing the business design for is called Integrity Social Services, and it is run by a wonderfully passionate social worker who is dedicated to ensuring proper care and guardianship for older adults with mental illness and disabilities, who are especially vulnerable and who may not always have family to help them. As she puts it- “Balancing the Scales of Justice with Compassionate Service.”
Here is the logo I came up with. It will be used on her brochure, business cards, and website that I am designing.
Integrity Social Services
Be sure to check back soon, there will be some sneak peeks at the other big projects I am working on!
I have been working toward this piece since I first discovered my passion for art. I deeply feel that I have reached the pinnacle of perfection, and can see no point in going any further. This is my best work *to date* and, dare I say, my best work ever. So, this is it folks. I’m hanging up my hat, and am off to become perfect at something else now. Enjoy!
The Final Piece- Pteranadon and T-Rex vs. Angry Robot Machine
APRIL FOOL! Full credit for this masterpiece goes to my wonderful, inspired, and clearly imaginative 5 year old son.