Friday, July 10, 2009

Well, Hello There!

Hi y’all. I know it’s been a while…a very long while…but it was time that I desperately needed to acclimate to working again, fitting art into a much fuller schedule, and just some down time without feeling the pressure (self-induced, i admit) to blog.

Much has happened in the past 5 1/2 weeks that i will share with y’all in due time, yet nothing has happened…if that makes any sense at all. 

I did make the decision to make this MY blog…not just about art and journaling but about my life, too. More about my life than before. I guess that’s something I should have given my self permission to do when I began this blog but I didn’t so when my art production went down, I felt as though I shouldn’t blog.

What a crock that is.

This is my space, my little online world of my own making so why had I made these crazy rules about what I could and couldn’t include here?  I really guess it had to do with the fear of losing readership if I wasn’t artsy enough or creative enough.  But now, well, I yam what I yam and to try and be something I’m not was suffocating me.  Yes, I am artsy and creative and love to make tons of different things in my own crafty-artsy way…but I also have a life with a husband, kids, a grandson, sisters, brothers, a job, bills, good days and bad days, tears and laughter.  I just came to the conclusion that my art is not the only thing about me that I want to share in this space…and that is what the days to come have in store for the pages here.

I hope you’ll like the other parts of me that I will share from here on out and that you’ll keep in mind that I’m human, with quirks and opinions and I make mistakes as well as have my triumphs…it’s all fair game.

If you’ve read this far, thank you. Thank you for letting me step back into your life after a little hiatus; thank you for your patience.

Peace & Love,


  1. I'm glad to read you made that decision. I used to feel the same way - all art/craft all the time. When things got busy for me or I hit a block I felt it a chore to blog or I had long, long breaks in between posts.

    When I finally let go I realized it's a great outlet! I don't worry about losing readers. If they can't accept all of me they can move on or just not read that post. I was surprised to find out just how supportive my readers were when things got rough for me and I'm glad I made the decision.

  2. xox
    hope to hear more of you...

  3. Glad to have you back! Once a blogger, always a blogger, right?


  4. I have missed you and I did not find you on my followers, I hope you haven't dropped me from your lovely life.
    Not much news here, just taking care of Arney.
    Big Hugs, Mary

  5. Hi Barb. I believe that every blog should be exactly what the blogger wants it to more and no less. Happy that you are being who you yam!

  6. Hi, Barb! Welcome back! :-)

  7. Happy that you are back blogging! It is YOUR blog and do with it what you want!!! When I don't blog, it is usually because I'm too depressed to and I close up.

  8. Welcome back, my friend. Everything is now waaay better for me!!! Stories to share with you soon, Sharon

  9. I think it is great. I mean, don't all those parts of your life add to your creativity? I know it does mine. Your life IS your creative self, so why not blog about it?



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Peace & Love,

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