Thursday, December 05, 2013
My Constant Companion...
In this blog, I have tried to do more than just recount my activities or promote my work, but share what it feels like to walk a day in my shoes. I share a side that doesn't always get vocalized, but is very much a part of me. The goal was to create a complete portrait, with highs and lows alike. Over the course of maintaining this blog, I have moved (a couple of times), opened a store, battled cancer, found a partner, acquired two cats, won awards, lost competitions, made friends, lost friends, and reconnected with a long-lost sibling. I have shared what I've had for dinner, where I want to go in the world, and brought together artists who want to make a difference. I have traveled across the country to give insight behind blogging, from the deserts of Tucson to the mountains of North Carolina. I have met thousands of people who have dropped by the blog, some every day. Over the course of 3,000 posts, I have made a lot of jewelry, done a bunch of paintings, and have always had my hand in some crafty project. This blog chronicles the journey of a maker of things.
If this blog has taught me anything, it's that you are not alone. If you want to dress up like a zombie and roam the streets like the undead, there are others who are out there who want to do the same. If you want to paint yourself blue, there will be someone willing to hold the brush and make sure you don't bump into any walls. If you have a dream, there are others out there who share that dream and will help to make it a reality.