Wednesday, December 14, 2011

LuminArte "Artist of the Month"

This past month has been a dizzying time for me.  It seems that I'm being engulfed in a wave of good luck and positive energy. Life certainly does wax a wane in it's offering and it's about taking the good with the bad.  Right now, after years of worry and distraction I'm drinking in the joy.

Firstly, and by far, most important, my toddler, who has has been facing medical challenges beyond reckoning, has settled into eating quite nicely.  It's been several weeks since he completed "Eating Boot Camp" and I'm happy to report that he's eating up a storm.  He even has a little belly starting to show.  For any mother, ensuring that their kids eat properly and healthily is one of THE biggest worries she can have. So you can imagine that after two and a half years of this child refusing to eat in any way beyond a bottle, well, I'm feeling just a little relieved and eternally grateful!

Secondly, I have been receiving so much support and encouragement from my beautiful art community that I feel like I'm airborne. It's a very big deal to me that so many of you take the time to give me feedback, show me your support, and encourage my journey.  So often I feel undeserving, and I want you to know that I am profoundly and humbly grateful for every little comment, email, and "Like" you take the time to give me.  I love your blogs, your FB posts, your journal pages, your ATC's, I pour over them all, even if I don't comment nearly as much as I should.  I love hearing about your own journeys, the challenges, the triumphs, and the learning you face.  We have so much to share with each other and the in my mind, the world is a much better place when more creative individuals spread their beauty and spirit.

Finally, this past week has seen my workshops with open for registration and I have been overwhelmed by positive feedback and excitement.  Artists and creatives alike are signing up and I'm so excited to be given the opportunity to share with them some of my processes and techniques in this way. I've also been invited by LuminArte, the makers of Twinkling H20's, Radiant Rain, Silks Acrylic Glaze, and more, to be their December "Artist of the Month".  WOW..what an honor, what a twinkling honor. Today is an introduction to who I am, and in the coming weeks I will be posting some tutorials and tips using their delicious products...which I love anyway.  So be sure to pop on over to the LuminArte Blog and check them out.  They have an incredible family of artists and contributors and it seems once again, I am standing on the shoulders of giants.

Thanks, as always, for taking the time to check in. xx