My very first MOO order! What is Moo you might ask? Well it’s a printing company that makes your things look extra special. I had no idea the post cards I ordered would be so top notch. The quality far exceeded my expectations. (and Colleen if you’re reading this, Moo wraps their pretty packages in a purple ribbon) Now I realize why they cost so much? I had been working on my order for over two months just waiting to have extra money or a deal of some kind. I finally got 25% off last week and pulled the trigger and even at that they were more money than I thought I should be spending. But then I had a realization. How will I get myself out there if I don’t put a little money into this to begin with? Lilly was telling me that if we get a few little post cards out on art walk night people are more apt to spend a little bit of money on something like that rather than an entire piece of art. I decided to plug my blog on these post cards as well. Because for me, more important than the everyday moments inside my four walls in within the perimeter of my yard, and I keep thinking “who would want this as art in their homes or work spaces when it’s just bits and pieces of things I think are important and photo worthy?” So more than getting my photographs out there I enjoy writing and having my photographs accompany my thoughts. I have always wanted to be a writer since I was young. I just find writing much easier than talking out loud. So more than the art I can make with my prints, and now wanting to experiment with wood transfers I want to be able to encourage other gals who are just like me, busy moms who have small breakdowns every so often. All of us moms no matter what stage can encourage and support one another. The younger moms who I learn from because now days they seem so innovative and far more equipped with tons of information, even more than I had and the older moms who give me their wisdom and assurance that it will all be okay someday.
I also have to stop thinking things that are so negative about me. That CHANGE word is everywhere right now, my workshop this past week and a HUGE topic last night in my two-hour class. If I had only an idea it would be my word for next year, it’s no longer an idea, it’s a certainty. CHANGE is my word, as I’m reminded by Sandi our super cool facilitator, that it will not be overnight, and it will take lots and lots of practice but if I acknowledge I need to change and make steps towards this…it will eventually happen.
I’m cracking up at the pole I posted. So I have 28 votes, that’s mind blowing to me also that 28 people voted, that’s enough for me only I do need more because as of right now it’s a deadlock. 14 people voted for one thing while 14 others voted for another. If it stays that way I will have to flip a coin and either way be ready for CHANGE, BEcause both ideas involve change.