*today i share this sweetness from risa in ecuador in the form of coral/glass bracelet (how did she know this is SO me?) and many tid-bits of her travels to argentina in the form of art postcards, a pin and handmade envelope. love.
*a purchase of jenny’s lemon drop earrings from modishoppe. swoon. i’ve worn them 3 days straight. can you blame me?
they remind me of these yellow trumpets i stood under last week and smelled deeply.
*and it’s a little too warm for hats, but i couldn’t resist the sale at giant dwarf after coveting for ages…i’m wearing this on perhaps the hottest day of the year. 90 degrees i would guess! i also wanted this color.
basically i feel like i’m living in a cash free society, where any purchases from my little shoppe (thank you people for liking my little animalitos~ they should be arriving on your doorsteps shortly!!) funnel back into beautiful things to surround/adorn myself with on my artist budget. thank you.
recently i found a scrap of paper dated almost exactly 3 years ago (pre my blog & my decision to go to art school) where i visioned what i wanted my life to be like in a stream of conscious way and voiced some fears.
one of the things i was scared of was isolating myself as an artist, as i have a love for holing up and working on art projects, but then i get refueled by being with others, especially artists. (i’m always exactly on the cusp of the introvert/extrovert in the meyers briggs).
fortunately since then, i not only share a studio in a great group of artists, but i discovered blog-land which has manifested on-line and real friends, support, inspiration, role models, a way of living and an artist journal to reflect on. i know many of us feel like so…and it is constantly shifting with new opportunities and the occasional awkwardness of putting inner most thoughts and ideas into a public forum.
on some days i feel like i cannot keep up with it all… on others the simple thump in my mailbox fills me with such glee anticipating a blog or etsy trade or unexpected connection. then there are those “real” person connections, like at the collaborative art show on friday where i was in a room full of amazing talent from the artists to the show-goers. it was truly so nice to see & meet everyone!