Showing posts from June, 2018

Life Lessons of Summer by the Lake

I am learning so much these days--about myself, about my child, about the people in our lives!  The learning makes me a better artist, parent, and human being.  We are spending our summer on the shores of Lake Erie.  I'm working retail.  Sam is learning to be a bit free range.  We are living with other people.  I'm also painting, beach combing, and seeking direction for the fall and winter season.  Last week felt like a steep learning curve.  We went home for Father's Day, and it felt a bit smoother.  I wanted to share some of what I'm learning, and I invite you to let me know what resonates with you.

Here is some of what has been coming my way in the past week:

1.  Ask for help when you need it.  I don't even have words for how hard this is for me.  I don't want to look stupid, incompetent or weak, but life is challenging and sometimes we all need help.
2.  When you ask for help people may exceed your expectations.  Nothing in my life experience prepares me f…

Where Have I Been? Where Am I Going?

It's been unusually quiet around here. 
You might be wondering where have I been.

This Spring I worked for several months with adults with developmental disabilities.  They were doing creative work and learning some workplace skills.  It was rewarding.  I also had a kids' art class, a few art fundraisers and painting parties, yoga classes, and various other students.  But the trade off was that I had very little time and energy for my own creating.

I've had so many ideas brewing, but no time to manifest them.

Fast forward to summer, and a new direction.

Sam and I will be spending the summer in Lakeside, Ohio.  I will be working at the scrumptious shop, Miss Mercedes.  Sam will be more of a free range kid.  We both have projects to keep us creating and learning!

I have a few events brewing for summer, too.

July 14  Barberton Summer Art Mart, 10 a.m. on W. Tuscarawas Ave., Barberton, OH

July 20 - 22 Lakeside Plein Air Festival, Lakeside, OH

July 28 Wizardly World of Kent, K…