I have decided to start a new blog that is more relevant to me, what I enjoy, those whom I enjoy them with, and who inspires me. My original blog, the Crafty Mommy was for me to blog but I wanted to be anonymous. I was afraid to be an artist, art journaler, crafter, participant... out in the open. I hid behind my 'mommy' status. I didn't think anyone would read my blog (except for Julie). But things have changed.
Attending Art and Soul retreat in Hampton, Va was inspiring to me as an artist. I met wonderful people, took fabulous classes, and came to the realization that I am good enough to be 'out there' with others who call themselves artists. I am not proficient at any one medium yet, I don't draw and shade very well, but I have the spirit and I am ready to go with it. Art journaling has also helped me development my self esteem where it needed to grow. I have been participating in online group that offer daily or weekly prompts and images. I truly enjoy it and it feels great to be putting myself out there both on paper in my journals and in the online world a bit.
So here I go. I hope people read this. If nothing else it is another place for me to write and express myself.