September 24, 2009

...sound wishes for you & me

...may today there be peace within. may you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. may you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. may you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. may you be content with yourself just the way you are. let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. it is there for each and every one of us.

-author unknown-

September 22, 2009

...that ugle word guilt

why is it that whenever i feel the need to create, i mean "really" get down and dirty, messy, painterly creative, i suddenly have this huge guilty feeling settle upon me?  it settles in the form of nasty little thoughts like..."but chrissy, you have laundry all over your bedroom floor" or "you haven't scrubbed the kitchen tile in weeks" or "the kids lunch sacks shouldn't go to school empty one more day" (okay, not really empty, but to listen to my kids some days, you'd think i never went shopping. ever. never)  how does one put aside all the things, the endless list of things that need to be done in a day, without the guilt, and sit down to happily create?

September 15, 2009

...ready for TAKEOFF!

...this little blog, this online journey, has been a long time a comin. i have actually been making posts for a few years my mind. the thought of actually "putting" them out there in blogland for just anyone to read however made me queasy. to me it felt like opening my heart to the world. that same heart that I often keep locked tight. what if people laugh at me? what if people scoff at my artwork? what if people leave really mean comments? what if? what if? what if? those little devil "what ifs?"!!! they can really play a number on one's self esteem and confidence can't they?
i've been a closet addicted blog reader for several years now. there is a universe of amazing bloggers out there. More often than i care to admit, i've found myself passing hours in front of my computer...reading, linking, learning, laughing, crying, wishing, hoping, amazed, and inspired.
because folks out there were willing to "share" their thoughts with the world, their insights, their artwork, their knowledge, their vision through a lens....i have been blessed.
my hope is that by chronicling this journey that i'm on, this need to cultivate all the good things available to me in my life, i will be able to bless my children and hopefully bless some of you in return.
...and now, i am ready for takeoff!