I LOVE MARCH the 2nd! It Dr.Seuss’s birthday! I have always adored that gentleman! March the second is also my birthday. I drove my mother crazy even when I was a little girl because I loved planning my birthday parties, even way back when I was in pre-school. Yes…. I think my mother was beside herself a couple times because I think I thought I new better when it came to birthdays! Poor mom. Well, last year, March the second turned a whole new direction for me. My best friend, my mom suddenly and tragically passed away way to early. My heart was broken but I know that her heart was broken from the sudden death of my father that occurred just a few years before from Cancer. She missed him so much and just couldn't get over that. So as I sat beside her during the hours before she left this planet I knew in my heart that she loved me. I am SO grateful that my parents taught me to LOVE life, love the simple things all around me, to find beauty all around, and to find good in everyone. There really is SO much to CELEBRATE on this beautiful planet that we are blessed to life on even though I really know that there is SO much hardship and sadness too. So today, on my birthday, yes, I will shed a tear, or two or three for my mom & dad who I miss more then anything…but I am going to CELEBRATE too! I know that is what my parents are doing. They are likely looking down on me and just giggling away….Yup, that is the way my family seems to roll. So…let’s CELEBRATE!This week-end my oldest showed up to surprise me and to stay for the week-end! That was AWESOME!!! My husband even made my mom’s recipe for rainbow cake…that was a BIG surprise!!!! He never bakes and my mom always made that cake for me!!! SO YUMMY!
I felt so alive today and SO good! I even got studio time in to work on new product design deadline!
I wanted to share with you……
Art is SO GOOD for the SOULS & HEART!!!!!
Let me know why you create art.
WHY do you CREATE? Leave your answer at the end of this blog post and one person will end up getting some of my favourite products to create with including:
Susan K. Weckesser Inc. TCW stencil
PanPastels – one colour & tool
FaberCastell – Gelatos
Canvas Corp. – Canvas
I also wanted to have fun in my community during my birthday month. So I am so thrilled to announce that I will be teaching a free workshop here in Medicine Hat on Friday, March 21, 2014 at the awesome store One Scrappy Chick Inc.
More details to come and the products that you will need for the fun class will be available for purchase at the store. If you haven’t checked out Karen Greenstein’s store, you really have to! It is SO cute!!!!
Thank-you for all your kindness today! I can’t tell you how much it has meant to me! I really was worried about today. Your love, emails, messages, comments, phone calls and support has meant the world to me…more then I can ever express!
so, all i will say is …
You are AMAZING!!!!