Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hard Work and Dreams

My fiancee defends his thesis tomorrow, and by Friday night he will be a Doctorate in Philosophy!!

It only took him 7 years to achieve this huge goal. I admire Charlie's drive and focus to stay with something so long. He left a secure job on wall street to do something meaningful with his life. Wall street was not that interesting, and the hours we very long. He told me stories of sleeping underneath his desk! I could not imagine. Charlie left NY to work in a fly fishing shop and to get his brain back. He also traveled alot, and it was during his travels he decided to become a professor.

So tomorrow Charlie will have a dream come true. I realize that some dreams just don't happen, you have to work at them. This is a hard lesson for me. Isn't it a enough I know what I want to do?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Peace Birds

Happy Friday everyone!

I am excited about several things today. First, this weekend I am participating in my second art fair sponsored by craftmafia. If you are in the area stop by a take a break from Sunday football and support your local artists. I Feel ready and excited about this art fair.

The second event is tomorrow I shop for my wedding dress. A little nervous, because I am not a brides bride. Luckily My girlfriend will be there to help me stay calm. I pretty much know what dress I will buy.

Lastly, I received Christine Mason Miller's book
ORDINARY SPARKLING MOMENTS: Reflections on Success and Contentment yesterday in the mail, and wow what a beautiful book. I plan to start reading it this weekend. If you have not picked up a copy of Christine's book, I highly recommend it.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

October is here...

doodles from my sketch book
and it's hard to believe September is long gone. Still reflecting on my wonderful art retreat at Squam. Making the transition to the so called 'real world' has been a struggle! Luckily I took a class from Jen Lee at Squam, and she had a great blog entry titled What You Need to Know When You Come Home from the Lake. I highly recommend those who attended Squam to read this blog entry.

On the art front, I was accepted to another craft show on October 17th in North Park. So I guess it's time for me to start creating and organizing for another show. So if you are in the area stop by and support the handmade movement!