This morning, I looked at my calendar and realized that the summer has flown by... ! I have scarcely three weeks of my summer vacation left before school resumes and it's back to the "real" world. Gone will be the lazy mornings of drinking my cafe-con-leche on the porch, listening to the birds chirping, gazing over my garden and admiring the new blooms of the day.... ahhh.
I had have so many "to do" lists for this summer! At the very top of these lists was my constant need to create, to make beautiful things (according to my perspective on what is "beautiful")....to work on setting up the launch of my vintage rentals business (which included inventory, photographing, website)... re-organizing my studio (done!)... submitting several pieces for publication (finishing up and submitting this week!)... deciding in which direction I want to take my artwork/creations (easier said than done)... doing a better job of networking and connecting with local ladies who love the very same things I do and who have similar goals (work in progress)... and the list goes on.
Don't get me wrong, it has been a productive summer, and it did help to actually write down these goals.
Seeing them on paper really made me realize that I CAN DO THIS.
They are not unachievable "pie in the sky" type of goals!
I just needed to actually start.
Completing several pieces to submit for publication has been a goal for 2013. Actually, my goal is to get published; but as my husband gently put it "Mercedes, how can you get published if you don't submit anything?"
I have two projects that I am really excited about - here's a tiny glimpse.
I've also been a bit busy with swaps, mostly for "An Altered Place" group. I recently started moderating for them and hosting more swaps, which has been quite fun.
Ordinary soup cans got a new look with beautiful vintage textiles and a bit of bling... and viola! ... now they are storage containers for my partners' studios/workspace.
Several of the swaps had an ocean theme. I had fun with fishies, mermaids, seashells.... all the things we think of when we think of Summer.
Bathing Beauties Tag
"Under the Sea" ATC
"Clipboard" tags series
Well, I'm off to package my submissions and get them in the mail (yay).
Until next time...