Hello People! I’ve been trying to get back to keeping up with my site here but here’s the story- besides working full time as an Artist I also work full time as a Rec. Director at a wonderful Assisted Living facility in my town, and both have been keeping my plate very, very full and I’ve never been more happier. As I have spoke here about it before, I found myself in 2016 on an entirely new path which simply put, all of a sudden was all about putting myself out there more to serve others.. hence this Instagram post about >> Giving. The hardcore thing was though, UHMM.. how to find the balance between giving daily so much of myself and then how to be saving for myself and my creativity? Ahhh, the challenge of balancing. But now more than ever I feel I’ve accomplished the balancing act finally. One, well, because i don’t fight it anymore and two because i found that the Dir. job has actually inspired my creativity by taking it to a new place, maybe lesser hours to be creative than before but more quality hours.. yep! I started to find that happening eventually, and that sense of joy and fulfillment I get from my job there and all it entails, I think even more has enriched my art! There were fearful times, me wondering if I was taking the right path, if I should be the “artist” who works and focuses completely full time on her art career (ah,ha, did that for years but at this stage in life it was not full filling me and knew some change was really needed deep down) Sometimes I find myself just amazed at how if you really trust and have faith everything just settles eventually! All the fears, the why’s, the how will I’s, etc.. they all come to this beautiful fruition and settle into what is now which is oh so awesome. Ok, for now I sign off till next time- Happy 2020 Y’all! And to all out there never ever loose faith, the universe has a magical way of leading you to open doors you never would of thought you’d be one day standing in front of and entering!
HELLO NOVEMBER! Hey folks! In a nutshell, life’s been, to say the least, ultra busy especially since last April when I went from Recreation leader to a Recreation Director at my job. For years I was giving all of my time to my Art and Jewelry business along with an eclectic array of art related jobs such as teaching both jewelry and art, painting/illustration commissions, working at various art studio’s, and lots more… In 2016 though I found myself yearning for something more and prayed hard to the universe to please help me find the perfect fit and finally landed it! November 2016 marked a new beginning for me, let’s just say a huge pivotal moment because I had found an entirely new passion besides my art for the first time in my life and it was full on an awesome awakening, to say the least. I was fully engaged in this new direction I was venturing into and my life had begun to take on a whole new meaning. The job was working as a Recreation Leader in a nearby assisted living facility. At first, it was as all so new and much to get used to but as the weeks passed, I couldn’t help to feel that feeling of darn! I wish I had come to this earlier in my life! Why did it take so long to get here? But then again, I also knew that it really was actually the right timing for me, for where I was at in my life to do this job. The universe was on toe with this delivery! because all my eclectic experiences throughout the past year’s journey’s had made me perfectly ready for this new position. I did fear for a minute there this would affect my Art, that I would have less time to create but as it happens, the opposite happened, my creativity actually came to a really high level for the simple reason of being healthier and happier, I did though, I have to say work really hard on time management. Then here comes Instagram, loved it for especially the ‘time’ part- I also have sold more art on Insta in a year than other sites.
My entire existence since day one was me the artist first and foremost, but now all of a sudden happening was this immense realization that I was fully ready in my life to not just have art and self-be the center of my universe as it had been for years, but Giving++ now was the center of my universe. At this job every day I am getting the biggest reward! the joy and pure happiness that comes with making a difference in someone’s life. I wear so many hats there it’s wild but that’s another post…. Ok- now about Instagram for a moment. In 2010 I started a Blog which I was really passionate about, it was about my life as an artist, a jewelry designer, my inspirations, NYC life, travel, thoughts, art reviews etc..I spent hours on each week getting content up and photographing, designing, marketing etc… all through to 2013 I kept up with it and then well, due to personal events I lost my server to that blog, sadly all lost! and had to start a new one, but then I opted for trying out Shopify for a while which is a great site but eventually just remained on Etsy and now this site. Instagram coming into the picture really saved me for so many reasons, the fact it took no time at all to post, for marketing reasons of course and sales! yes, sales- don’t want to forget the connection part of it, that’s awesome!! Instantly being able to connect with anyone in the world and comment and converse. hell yeah! works for me especially the ‘time’ part.
Within the last 2 years, I really can’t say enough about the challenges, the fear, the obstacles and on the flip side, the immense personal growth from all the above. Thank you, my followers and customers, for sticking with me through the flux’s and turns. I am forever grateful and always try to wake up each day with a grateful heart! TRUST in the universe- ask it what you sincerely want in life. Also, at the most stressful times in life, my way is letting go and letting God or Universe whichever or whatever you believe in. it’s for real!!! Tune out and tune into your intentions! commit and go through those walls by believing you can! Constantly reminding myself to keep this forefront because life takes over so easily but as soon as i remember boom! it works! Until next time guys! Hope your week is full on AMAZING!
HELLO PEOPS! My plate has been so ultra-full for these last months and I havent had much time to blog sadly. My goal is to get back to it as soon as possible so stay tuned for lots more studio news, art, my loves, experiences and inspirations etc.. HAVE A GREAT Weekend and a HaPpY ST. pATRICKS DAY Y”all!
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HEY FOLKS! I AM IN THE MIDST OF CLEARING OUT THE STUDIO FOR NEW WORK- // Many awesome originals as well as selected Jewelry pieces on Sale in the shop now! dON’T MISS IT! LOVE AND PEACE! MICCi!
Yo folks! Lotsa news+++ My Etsy shop is currently closed but will soon be back up and will let ya all know when I reopen it. If anyone is interested in any art on my facebook page or my Instagram feed please don’t hesitate to contact me.
In the Studio: Working hard on finishing up some paintings which can’t wait to share and I’ve been working on my new +Alternative Visual Workshop+ idea, as well as prepping for my big Holiday Open Studio sale here which will hopefully be in mid-November.
These Mini Dream Catchers were made in my Class at +LBAL+ this year with the residents.
Job front: My current job as a recreation leader at an assisted living place here in LB has been more than an amazing experience, to say the least. I teach many programs daily there and it has been so amazing to be making a difference in the resident’s life each and every day. Of course, my favorite is Art Class and my other favorite is Chair Exercise class which combines yoga, Tai chi, and dance- yes! you can dance in a chair! I will for sure be sharing more about my experience in future-
++HAPPY 4RTH ++ Everyone!
STUDIO NEWS: The past 2 months have been pretty productive + Lots of new art created as well as some new jewels, an amazing open Studio show here, the completion of some commissions I really loved and this new blog. I’m currently a recreational assistant full time so trying real hard to be more organized with my time off as well as to remember to take adequate amount of time for myself to just stop and chill a bit and smell them flowers! My etsy store has many new pieces added to it in the last couple of months and there’s a big Sale going on right now! Really great prices for my originals and jewelry! Don’t miss it folks!
Until next time! Have a Great +Holiday+ Weekend!!
With the new year approaching I always take time to reflect on the past year > all that has been experienced, the growth, the changes, the accomplishments, the challenges, the highs and lows and so on. I love to write it out in my journal so I can read it fluidly in one shot, getting it all down to see and to have the purest of clarity. Writing clears out the soul so it will be open for all the new opportunities that lay a head. If there was a mantra for 2016 it definitely was, “Clarity, please clarity! Cleaning away anything interrupting the clarity so needed to be done. It was challenging but I came to a point where I slowly started to really feel whole again, more focused, just more healthier all together. I finally began to get that kind of clarity you so need to move forward in your life, to make important decisions in my life, to regain power, to have creativity keep flowing and inspiration easily attained and then put to use. How beautiful when the power comes back to you and the fear is gone and that state right there starts to attract all you really need! The most thing your afraid of I believe, should be written down in a mantra then plastered on all your walls until it slowly fade away. I did this a while ago and since I have totally overcome what I wrote and in return instead of being paralyzed by that fear I am becoming more powerful each day. The universe picks up on that power and in return has been giving me every thing i need in art, in life. Yes, I put art first cause it is and will always be first > Happy New Year to everyone! Hope it is an awesome year for all!