I have to confess, that today is my birthday AND with this year came A LOT of soul searching. I don't know if its the "Leo" in me or just a mid-life introspective, but I have found myself really contemplating my life. Birthdays and getting older certainly bring that on... you know the whole mortality thing and all. I guess, it just comes down to my love of all things creative... whether it is to express an idea for myself or a client, or to sit down and draw with my kids, to scrapbook with friends, or just put a smile on someone's face by taking the time to make a little something. It's this powerful desire in so many artists to explore, to create, to dream. Coupled with being a busy mom, wife, daughter, sister, friend, etc... it's not always easy to keep that artistic fire alive, but it is there - burning brightly at times and more softly at others, but still burning.
For the coming year, I want to take a few more risks... put myself out there a bit more and research a few new markets. While it is wonderful to have the luxury of creating for oneself, life sometimes intercedes and bills need to be paid. So.... here's to dreaming big, wishing on a falling star, and getting back up after a stumble - it may not be easy, but who says acquiring dreams should be?
Have a wonderful weekend everyone and I will see you back here on Monday. =)