Sunday, April 19, 2009

Kiwi Arts updated blog - hmmmmmm?

Hmmmm? Where to begin? I have not updated my blog in a while. I have gotten behind on some of my orders while I focused on a Dinner Theater I was in, and recital week at the dance studio. Now that these things are complete, I can focus on the new week ahead. There are several orders for people I need to get finished this week as well as some projects I committed to at the Art House here in ATL. It is going to be so neat to see all of our work in the Atlanta Airport all summer. I was casted in a new Dinner Theater for June 12 and 13th by Page to Stage Productions as well. I can't wait to learn more about my new character and get started. Our last audience was so much fun, and I am really enjoyed messing with them. Who knows what things we will pull on them this time. LOL!

Every now in then in life you are sent small messages, and you have to listen to your small voice very carefully so you won't miss anything. And then there are other times, that messages are literally shouted at you. That is when you better listen or you are certain to make a mistake. So, this was one of those weekends. It is all good though. Once again, I have learned some things about myself, and I know where to concentrate and what direction I need continue to move in. Life never seems to surprise me. The old saying that doors open and some close really has some meaning to it. You have to be opened minded enough to move through those doors and always be prepared for it to happen really fast. I guess that is why this place called life is also considered school for us. I hope to always learn, and never shy away from these opportunities. I have been through so many things in my life so far, but I am not sorry for any of it. All of these events in my life have shaped me into who I am. It is hard not to be thankful for that. The tears can be hard to see through at first, but if you can get through it and start listening, it won't hurt so much.

I can't wait to get started on some of these unfinished orders and put my mind where it needs to be. I swept up my studio tonight, washed some wine glasses to paint, got out some new canvas, and prepared my work space for the week ahead. Hopefully I can get most of this done before the weekend. I am going on a semi professional paranormal investigation with my Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal team on Saturday. I can't wait to meet the guest that are coming on the investigation with us. My understanding is that they can offer some wonderful learning opportunities.
I hope everyone has a great week, and I will post new pictures of my finished work later this week. G. Singletary, D. Willis, Jyl, Chrissy K, and C. Peters - I will have your orders done by Saturday.


Monday, April 6, 2009

1st Day of Spring Break - Where do I get my motivation?

OK, It is not like I do not have anything to do......Maybe it is the cold air outside. They are calling for snow flurries! What is this all about? Maybe it is that the house is too quiet.... Do I feel like I can't do anything unless I have all 12,000 of my children running around asking for things while I am trying to create? Some of them are out of town........Or maybe it is just that I am off work this week and I don't know where to start???? hmmmm. We are off dance for the entire Spring Break, and there is no soccer either. No games... I should be going crazy with excitement! But I am not. Maybe I need all that structure to be productive. That is sick isn't it? Well, the only thing I have going on this week is that I MUST catch up on some local and Etsy orders, and I need to paint like crazy. I have a Dinner Theater that I am performing in on Friday, and a dress rehearsal on Wednesday. That is a very light schedule for me. Talk about no pressure! Well, If anyone else gets into this kind of funk, let me know. What do you do to motivate yourself? Do you have the self discipline I seem to lack? Where should I start? Feedback is welcome!
I accidentally erased some of my latest glassware painting, so I will re post the pictures. This is sad - re posting old pictures!!! OK, this is a sign, I MUST paint. Memorizing my lines for Friday would not hurt either. ha!

Hugs to all - Thanks for reading,
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