Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I Love Fall!!



I feel like today is a new beginning.
I made some decisions, while on vacation, that I feel good about.
Fall is in the air this morning...I love fall, cool mornings, sunny days...aaaah.
The biggest decision I made was to not teach painting classes any more.
My heart isn't "in" it any more.
You my blogging friends are such a huge part of my life now.
I want to move on, move forward, do what I love doing.
I have bottles that I'm still working on which I cant wait to share.
I have cups, spoons, silver and glass that are waiting for birds.
I see all the pictures of "creative spaces" I want to get in my craft room, organize it into "stations" so I can be more creative...
This morning I feel energized and ready to get started.
I finished this gal last night. Hope you like her.
I also was accepted into the Lollishop group...yeh!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Laurie...your newest birdie is just darling.
It is so hard to make decisions like that...I have been there...but I always say, when one door closes, another one opens.
Have fun creating...

Hugs, Nancy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello,
I LOVE your new little bird on the spoon. Do you sell them, not like on ebay, just out right to bloggers? It's always a relief when you make a decision and then go forward. I too, want to get my craft room done. If you come and visit I did a post on it..it needs SO much work and I hope to get some of it done this winter.
Deb

Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Your little bird is a cutiepie!
Take care!!
Diane

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Laurie,
Thanks so much for the visit! I have to tell you your little birdies are adorable, I love them, and yor paintings are beautiful! Wish I could do that. You are so talented.
Hugs~Kelly

celestina marie said...

Hi Laurie, So glad you like the giveaway gifts. I know too well what you mean about regrouping your life. I also taught decorative painting and it takes a lot of time. I loved it, but it was all consuming. Love your sweet birdie. Enjoy your new direction.
Blessings,
Celestina
la rea rose

TattingChic said...

It is important to do what you love especially if your heart isn't in the teaching painting anymore. May you achieve your goals you make with this new decision! It sounds like it may open up time for more wonderful things for you! Congrats on being in the Lollyshop group, I'm not surprised your art just seems to fit right in with all the cute things they make.

Pattie said...

Hi Laurie,

Now that you have set your feet in a different direction watch for all the new tiny miracles along your path. I am excited to hear about your new adventures :c}

Fall also has been a time for directional changes for me. This fall I decided to join you all in Bloglandia. Shall I let you know when I get there??

Pattie
Mazatlan Mexico

Charmingdesigns said...

Patty from Mexico, Please let me know when you are up and running. Blogging is a beautiful thing!!lol Laurie

Alice said...

Hello:
Same question as 'garage sale gal'....do you sell outright to bloggers? I would LOVE one of your creations.
Alice

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you for inquiring about my birdies. Please let me know what it is you are interested in. You can contact me at lm.sm@comcast.net Laurie

Dawn said...

Hey, know what ya mean 'bout the crafting space!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Laurie, Glad you are all set for the Fall. It is better to follow your heart. It is revealed in your lovely work :) You make such beautiful creations.

I think bloggers are pretty great too!

~ Karen

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Laurie! Love your newest birdie! I love fall, too! Such a renewing time of year for me!!

Have lots of fun re-creating your studio space!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Miss Rhea said...

Oooh, Yummy Sweet Birdie !! Hey, Yippeee, I Won , Yippee, yes , it was me, lol !! Hey, I just drug out my Autumn decor and SOMEONE painted the sweetest wee punkins last year. :) Hmmmmm, Now, if I could only remember who. lol :) Gosh I have known you a year now. Time really flew by. :) Hugs,

Rhea

Utah Grammie said...

So glad you have made decissions that will make you happy - that's what life is all about - because really, when you're happy - it spreads through your work, your blog, your life and we all benifit! I love visiting you and love that I consider you one of my "bestest" blogging buds! I look forward to may more conversations with you, see your artwork (which is amazing) and hear about your ups and downs - that's what freinds are for..
Colleen

Diane said...

Laurie, congratulations on being accepted into the Lollishops group!

Who could doubt that you wouldn't qualify! You go!

Diane

Kimme said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog :)

I am off to look at yours now...It looks
so pretty I can't wait.

Best wishes ~kimme