Saturday morning and the house is quiet and empty (a very rare occurrence).  This is going on….


This act of painting and playing happens less frequently then I want.  It is what my business is about.  Someone yesterday said, you are so lucky to just paint and work for yourself.  I agree I make a great boss but it got me thinking that she actually thinks I do this all day.  When in actuality my days are filled behind the computer, at the post office, dropping off things.  I am my own marketing, sales, creative, customer service, janitorial, accountant, administrative, shipping departments. (not complaining!)  Being I was sick this week the laptop was by my side on the bed.  I so wish the painting/creative part was more of my job.  I was talking to a fellow artist friend of mine and funny when you feel those growing pains of knowing you want to take it further but not sure how much more you have before the painting is just left to the wayside.

So on this Saturday morning after staying up until 1:00 am I am enjoying my tea, clean studio, and painting.  Meanwhile as a mom/CEO of the household I feel guilty for missing volleyball, basketball, etc.  It is a big balancing act.  All I know is the creative side is what keeps me balanced.  My art journal is the epicenter of my ideas and trying new things. My business is one of my great loves.

My mug kind of says it all……


Meanwhile these await my attention…


But for now the sound of Pandora belting out John Legend and the quiet of the house is a moment for me….

Saturday2Have a great Saturday and remind yourself what is important.  Sometimes it is just shutting down and doing what you love.  I know for me painting and writing rejuvenates my soul.  Now this boss has given her staff the ok to take off the day and be creative!

“Love is vulnerability.  Happiness is vulnerability.  The risk of being vulnerable is the price of opening yourself up to beauty and opportunity.  Being vulnerable is not about showing the parts of you that are polished; it’s about revealing the unpolished parts you would rather keep hidden from the world.  It’s about looking out into the world with an honest, open heart and saying, “This is me!  Take me or leave me!”  It’s hard to let go and be vulnerable like this though, because the stakes are high.  But remember, nothing worthwhile in this world is a safe bet.  Since love and happiness are born out of our willingness to be vulnerable – to open up to something wonderful that could be taken away from us – when you hide from your vulnerability, you automatically hide from everything you desire.”