I love the subject of inspiration......I never think of myself as an artist, but I do think of myself as a queen of inspriration of sorts. I love to be inspired by my family(my husband just brought me breakfast in bed--even if it was green eggs I had to be the taste tester---My daughter's play Suessical is at the end of the week and we are hosting the cast party---serving green eggs and ham, of course), my friends, travels, music, food, stores, nature, my home, wardrobe and the list goes on and on.
When I graduated college everything came into focus. I knew what I loved and it really hasn't changed. Every piece of clothing even if it is 10 years old---I still love it. I love the blue and white china I picked out when we were married. I loved the rug I picked out when I was pregnant with a girl and boy twins(it was pink and blue) of course. I guess what I am saying is when you are truly inspired your tastes don't change much.
I wanted to share my great week last week and what truly inspired me. Jodie was my first etsy customer and Pam was my third. I jumped up and down when I saw an etsy sale on my email.(I was ready to have my daughter order something so I knew it worked). Jodie and Pam inspire me everytime I blog. I know they are out there cheering me on. When I think Helloooooo is anyone out there---I always can count on them for a nice and inspiring comment.
I also love when Artists I follow leave me a comment such as Rhonna Farrer, Janet Hopkins and Sandra Evertson. I am glad I have been alone in the house when I read this, because I let out a squeal in delight and run to my phone to call my friend Zandra. She understands my excitement.
Stacey Panaassidi has inspired me because she started a grateful everyday site on Facebook. Now, I can write down what I am grateful for everyday----that is the best way to start your day. No matter had bad things are you can always be grateful for something!
There are more but I wanted Wanda also to know--how much reading about her etsy endeavors has encouraged me to sell on etsy. She is also always in the know for the latest and greatest swaps---which I find great fun and inspiring.
Oh and I can't not mention Lisa Kettel, her book is great......I look at it every night and her
CD...... I still would be thinking what should I make today---but with that great fashion mode cd I have been creating almost everyday.
Can you believe this post was supposed to be about Monet and the ocean and how they inspire me?????? I just wanted to let all of my friends know how much your good words, travels to 7 mile yard sales, visits to cities like Cincinnati, house of 3, somerset magazines and oh the awards and tags. They mean a lot to me. I am choosing not to participate in awards and tags(not a good feeling ---not happy by my decision,) but whenever I go to give it to 7 more people---- you are who I would give it to----I should have a boomerang award to thank you for awarding me with a tag or award---I 'll have to think about it. You know like Ellen akkkka right back at you! Ok enough----I want to leave you with this. To all my friends who inspire me: " you are like perfect shells--you are all keepers"