I have missed so many of my crafty friends over the last couple of years, however, I have heard from a few of you in my hiatus. That being said, I have been trolling art pages and blogs during this time and keeping up with all of your amazing talents even if I haven't blogged or commented to that effect. I pray each and every one of you have been growing in all your crafty goodness!
Without splashing too much of myself on the internet airways, I will give a snippet of my whereabouts. The last, almost two years, has been a whirlwind! And predominately NOT good whirlwinds either! 2018 was a very difficult year taking care of my beloved father. Those of you who have been on my blog before know that my sisters and I were caregivers for my elderly father, which was a complete joy. But in November of 2018, Jesus called him home! I know that my father was ready to go and quite frankly, I was ready for him to be wrapped in Jesus's arms where there is no more suffering and no more pain. I know now that he is in Heaven surrounded by family, friends and all the birds of the air, which he loved so much! His is missed DAILY!
|My sweet Daddy and my personal Aaron & Hur Sisters!|
Through all that, I had so many friends and family who prayed and continue to pray for my and my two sweet daughters' well being! I'm so thankful for the gift of SISTERS!! My two sisters were with me EVERY STEP of the way! They went to every treatment and were my Aaron and Hur! In the Bible when Moses became weary on the mount, Aaron and Hur held up his arms until the battle was finished! And that's what they did! I am such a blessed woman to have powerful women of spiritual strength and prayer by my side!! Had it not been for that amazing power of prayer and my faith in an amazing Father in Heaven, I would have been a mess! Through it all, I had complete peace in knowing that Father God had me every step of the way!
All the above stated, not a whole lot of art went on. There were moments that I wanted to so badly, but then there just never seemed to be the right time or even "mojo" for it! It saddens me because I feel like I am out of the loop, so to speak and have to get my "mojo" back on! LOL I have started back slowly with some watercolor play. I actually treated myself last Christmas with a new paintbrush and watercolor palette, both that I have been craving for several years and just didn't really have the funds for it at the time. Good ole Santa pulled through again! LOL
My new year (I don't make resolutions, just goals) was plans for restoration!! AND....I didn't look back or drag things into 2019. Of course, that's always a challenge, but again, that is where faith comes in. Currently, I am trying to revamp this blog to something fresh and new, but as I am not a "real" techy person, this is also a challenge. It may go through several phases before I get it right, but all good things usually do! LOL
I know a lot of my art community has changed in my hiatus, things have ceased to exist (Google+) and some of the challenges I used to partake in, but hopefully, as I get back into it, I can find new ones and reconnect with a lot of old art pals and make new ones!
|Dip pen & ink Octo in the making!!|