Thursday, June 26, 2008

Today I am 35 and a half!

Yea! Today is my half birthday! I love my birthday. I celebrate the 26th every month just 'cause I can.

My store opens today! To visit, go to http// There you will find all the little projects I have been musing over the past six months.

It is six months until the Boxing Day holiday! (Hence why I opened my store today.)

One more thing, eighteen years ago today, I was hiking into the Grand Canyon. It was a tremendous and life changing experience. I look forward to the time when I am able to do that hike again.

Oh! And this day is a Thursday! Not too many people know this, but Thursday is my favorite day of the week... but that's another entry.

Nothing too crazy today. Just mostly announcements about what this day means to me in my life! Happy half birthday store opening Grand Canyon hiking Thursday to ME!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Zen and the Art of Life

The term Zen means to be awake in the present.

For me, the past few months have brought me closer to understanding this fully. And it is through taking care of my life and creating my art that I have found awareness in every moment.

I have been feeling the connectedness of this world as I take better care of myself. I have been working hard to nurture my physical health but also to create all of the art that fills my heart, soul, and mind to the brim.

This morning, a tiny rabbit and I were running in opposite directions, but I knew we were connected. In so many ways. We share the same neighborhood, we are warm blooded creatures, we both run.

The only boundaries that separate us are the ones in our minds. When I look at any person, I know that they are no different than me and I than them. We have different life experiences in which we have arrived where we are in different ways, but we are connected.

We think we are not connected to this world and we have the preconceived notion that it IS scary to be connected to this world. But we are whether we want to be or not.

As I let go of the notion I can not make a living with my art, which is also just a preconceived notion, I find that I am more at peace. This is what I am meant to do. It is as simple as that.

I have often said that my art is not just the only art I create, my life is my art... the way I live my life is my art.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

First day of being schooled is coming up!

Boxing Day, my little company, will open its proverbial doors on June 26, 2008. I will be selling on-line the crazy and wonderful wares that I have been working on for the last six months while the doctors investigate the mystery that is me: Kelly.

Since my time has been spent not working, I realized that I needed to be frugal with my dollars. I realized that I could make art out of virtually anything that I might normally throw away. Cereal boxes, old magnets of failed businesses, bubble wrap, virtually anything could become an interesting art project.

Today is Sunday. I will begin selling on Thursday. My heart is in a twitter, my stomach in knots, and my brain is continually organizing and reorganizing the things I've done, haven't done, need to do, need to do again. The poor brain never stops. I do my best to ignore it, but that is fairly difficult. I guess it is part of the operation and I must respect that.

Thanks to Skippy, Buzz, Joelie B., Petey, and Snoopy for bearing the brunt of my emotional meltdowns and buoyant highs. Are you ready for some crafting? Good! Let's go!