Spring has finally SPrOiNgEd here in the Northeast. And what a blessing it is. I saw my first robin this morning. And I have to ask. Do they have an alarm that goes off? an invisibility cloak that gets lifted? First Day of Spring and **PoOooF** there they are. Is there a memo or an announcement that goes out? "all right guys... ready? three, two,one..Go!" Stage left, enters the robin- like a well rehearsed play. directly on cue.
I love the Spring, most of all because of the full sense of 'new' that takes place. Time to fly open the windows, clear out the cobwebs, dig in the dirt. plant the seeds of a new season, a new year. All things start over in the Spring. All things start fresh. And the Studio is no exception.
Cleaning out the cobwebs of both the studio and the mind.
Like a vortex- swirling and whirring. Spring cleaning takes on more than just the physical -
it also is emotional. Finding things discarded and unfinished, "dirty" with the negativity of the cold dark months preceding- blown off and given the chance for new life.
I completed my very first ever ATC. I don't know why I avoided them for so long- maybe because of the size. not bad if I do say so myself. I have to send out a BIG thanks for encouragement, guidance and those little extra pushes out to Lisa of C&T Publishing. She is this sweet little light, encouraging us all to try new things and ever so passionate about what she does. (not to mention a formidable Scrabble opponent!)
Lisa is going to be featured in a live interview with Cool2Craft- on March 29th at Noon- You can find links and all things Lisa at her very cool Business Site: LisaLizaLou You can also follow LisaLizaLou on their Fanpage on Facebook where Lisa hosts monthly ATC swaps with a variety of talented artists!
The Creative Connection Launched live last month! A must read. The Creative Connection Event is A must attend. Mark you calendars. September 16,17,18. Minneapolis, MN... Where will you be? So very exciting! I know where I will be!
And while we are in the vicinity of the WWC realm don't forget to stop and say hello to Jo over at the WWC Blog. She is forever having these amazing give-aways from her featured artists. Fabulous Fridays are. truly. FAbULoUS!
Oh- and there is a huge Spring clean out sale over at The Giggling Goblin. If you are into Vintage items- check it out! most things 40-60% off- Like i said- Nothing is excluded from the Spring Cleaning. gotta dust up those cobwebs!
I have been spending a huge amount of time over on Facebook. Huge amounts of new friends, contacts- neglecting my blog horribly. I think it is the human tendancy for instant gratification and connection that has made FB such a huge success. Have a question, get an answer. Need Feedback. get feedback. Realizing this, now, of course, I am going to make every effort to not to neglect my other "child" anylonger. and spend equal amounts of time in both places. I can thank this realization to CK- a very talented artist who popped onto FB on day and announced "Where did ALL the Bloggers go???" aw crap- thats right. Facebook. alright. So lurkers and comments stand tall- we shall return.
On that note- I have several people following that are from other countries. Particularly those in/around Asia this message is to them.
Thank you so much for your comments. negative and positive- I have to tell you though, that I can only ever read half of them. Blogger only translates "at will." If you could find a translator (ie: freetranslator.com) and leave me a message with what your native language is and how you found this blog- I will work on finding and auto translator to install for the comments section. I know i have seen them out there! but they are specialized per language.
okay. enough. Spring Has sprOiNGed and I need to tend to the flower beds!
Have a wonderful week!
Enjoy each other.