In the months since my last update I've gifted myself some space. After years of not having a home to call my own I gave myself permission to get lost in the joy and comfort of my new home. I allowed myself to neglect almost everything else to make room in my mind and heart and soul, to breath in and lap up every wonderful moment of it. I think I deserve that. Actually, I think I owe it to myself, and to my faithful friend the universe.... a precious gift to us for doing what it took to find and own my own beautiful amazing perfect home. For persevering and doing the hard yards, taking the knock-backs then getting back up and knocking again and again and again. For believing in myself despite my ever present doubts and fears and for trusting the universe to somehow somehow find a way. For working so hard and saving so much and not settling for anything less than I knew in my heart I deserved and was capable of achieving. And we did it! OMG we did it! I sit on my beautiful back deck often and look at my beautiful back yard and pinch myself : ) How ever did I make this happen? So proud of me! Just saying : )
I just have to add here for the benefit of anyone reading this who needs to hear it... nothing is impossible. And miracles do happen. Believe me! 3 years ago there was no foreseeable chance of me ever having the finances to purchase a home of my own at all let alone a nice one... but here I am. I won't go into detail... that is a whole nother story for a whole nother day, briefly though it involves a huge downturn in the mining industry, house prices plummeting, interest rates dropping to an all time low, the perfect house in the perfect spot at the perfect time, a last chance loan approval after 14 rejections, a $30,000 winfall (the exact amount I was short), and... just so I didn't freak out and bale at the final hurdle... an angel in the shape of a beautiful white husky dog. Wow! See what can happen when you believe, when you don't give up or settle for less, when you just get up and do whatever it takes and then get the hell out of the way... mountains can move and dreams can come true.
I am truly blessed and I thank the universe every single day for being on my side x
And my boys for being my reason xx
Oh and my magic genie for everything else : ) xxx
These lovelies you will find hanging at my Grow & Believe Exhibition at Gemelli Estate.
Wine, art and inspiration... nice!
Note you will find detailed info on all my art in my On-line Gallery
These you will find at That Little Art Place here in Singleton where I am the featured artist for the month of December...
These cute little 8"x10"s are very affordable at just $48 each. Available at That Little Art Place
Of course just contact me if you see anything you'd like or need more info.
I'm also very proud and excited to share with you the creative efforts of my Mitch who I might add is just 13 years old. We've set up our garage as a workshop and he's started a little business making and selling furniture and stuff made from old pallets... its called "Rustic Stuff"
This is his first piece... my coffee table. Love love love it!!!
Obviously feeling a little more confident he then created this piece. Another coffee table which he calls his Swirl Design. It's for sale, a bargain at just $150.. it has so much character. Head over to Rustic Stuff if you like.
And yesterday he threw this little Christmas Tree together... how cool is that. Made to order you can have one if you like at just $45... contact Mitch at Rustic Stuff.
So that's us for now. I will attempt to stay sane enough through the coming Silly Season to post again before Christmas... no promises though (see my post last Christmas post : )
Merry Christmas everyone : )
"Art has given me so much. If I can pass it on and inspire even one other person to live their own creative passions then I'm a very happy artist indeed "