Sunday, November 24, 2013

52 Photos Project - My Work

okay, i'm being really vulnerable here about 'my work'. i lost my Beloved, of 14 years, to a very rare & aggressive form of cancer 2 years ago and 2 months after his death i was laid off from my job of 7 years. the loss, grief, anxiety, stress, &  mourning took over my life and i pretty much shut down for over a year. i began a new job in Jan. of 2013 and it has been all i could do to get up everyday go to work, learn the ropes, and begin building a new life in this new landscape.  one of the many areas that has suffered is my art. i know many people are pulled deeper into their art when faces with tragedy, but i was not one of them. i turned away. the 52 Photos Project is one of the first 'arty' things i have gotten involved in for the past 2 years & this weeks prompt 'My Work' made me look at my art table as an area of my work that needs to be tended to so i can feel a pull to create again.

so here is a very grainy iPhone pic of the art table begging for my return... 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

52 Photos Project - On My Way

on my way home from taos

Monday, November 4, 2013

52 Photos Project - Celebration

My birthday celebration started with this napkin (it had a cupcake on it to start with, yum!) and kept going until I got home last night from a long weekend trip to Taos, New Mexico. It even included the birth of a great niece Madi on Nov 2nd! How wonderful is that??? 

Just the beginning of my Birthday Celebration...