Winter Blues, Warmer Air Needed!

So I have been spreading my posting too far apart. I do realize no one loves to get bombed everyday with blog post alerts, but at least once a week is nice yeah?

What have I been up to?  MUD.  The weather here has been quite rainy, as it is almost our spring, and since its still cold, the ground does not absorb as well as it could….therefore….My “lovelies” go out and PLAY in that mud. during a cleanup of bucket water and a rag and a gate to block off the yard, I washed off my puppies paws and Legs…then dried them. but my deck was still pretty muddy/slimy. SO i got my broom and a fresh bucket of soapy water and cleaned it all up sorta….as I finished? I stepped backward….and onto a garden prong rake….so as NOT to puncture me foot….I fell backward instead, Scraping and bruising my arms and back, but it seemed a better option than a prong in my foot! So I have been nursing some pretty wicked bruises, but all is well. A heating pad helped my back pain to not be so horrid.

On the Artistic Plain!  I really don’t feel comfortable selling anything I make, I don’t have any idea WHY either. I just want to give it all away….If I had the money? oh the gifts I would impart! I have been trying to sell my art, and my scarves, but I guess in today’s world, selling is not so easy….shoot….sometimes you cant even give things away. I hand made a ruffle scarf, fantastic black with silver, then had alpaca hair running through it….7 feet long….5 dollars? rightttt? no one wanted it. so  I guess I just give them away. I don’t have a problem with that except for ONE thing. It cost my HUSBAND money for me to buy the supplies for whatever I am doing…..THAT is the part that bothers me!  And me being anal and all, I always calculate how long he has to work for me to BUY that roll of yarn, or that stack of paper…..weird huh?  For instance, who makes 50 bucks an hour? not many… how long would it take to pay for a 50 dollar coffee pot?   If there is some way to make the money to buy my supplies myself, I will have to try and find it!

I AM working on a project called “STEAL MY ART!” . I would LOVE to have it stolen. I make the pictures big enough that I can email them to you and you can print them POSTER size even! then have it put on paper or canvas or whatever……HANG it! I want to have more art hanging than most famous People before I die. I have ONE in New York with Arianna!(Thanks Arianna!!) I have a big map on order, and I am going to pushpin all the places my art gets to hang around!!

Also? I will be published in one book for sure this year called Clearprint, I am one of 100 artists to be featured in that one, and Possibly published in book two of Lesley Riley’s book 2 of Quotes Illustrated. I am waiting to hear on that one, I am feeling accomplished! I will never be an Art Guru, But If I have inspired even one person? I am satisfied, but would love to inspire many more than one!

Life…..well its good. I am here, and I can still make art, and I can see all the beautiful colors, and hear such inspirational music, and birdsong…..If for one day…..we had to be Helen Keller,  I think more people would be happy and satisfied, and NOT bored at all, or sad, or lonely.  This is how I live my life……I try very hard to remember how difficult others have it……and yet they smile, and laugh, and play. I can never, ever, let the lessons of my life be a bad or depressing thing…..The end of one thing? Is Always, the beginning of another!

“He nods, as if to acknowledge that endings are almost always a little sad, even when there is something to look forward to on the other side.”
Emily Giffin, Love the One You’re With




Have A Great Evening, and enjoy EVERY moment!

About dhowell9000

50 years old, Happily Married to my soul mate, raised 5 children, have 6 grandchildren, Have 3 dogs and 3 cats (rescued all) Work Part time in a drugstore, and make Creative Stuff of all kinds in my Free Time
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2 Responses to Winter Blues, Warmer Air Needed!

  1. Oh I hope you are doing OK! I really think that falling backwards was the right choice, though a hard one to make. Sorry you haven’t been able to sell your things. Times are tough for so many people right now. I think a person just needs to get to be known by the right people for their things to start selling. How to do that?? I haven’t a clue.

    Sending you hugs. Take care of yourself.

    • dhowell9000 says:

      Thanks Shirley! Yes, it was, and the bruises are slowly leaving, I am anemic so I tend to bruise easy anyway. And “YAY” I did sell a scarf, and had someone ask for the same scarf again! my thoughts? Its a Start! I did now get the 20 – 25 I was hoping for, But at least it paid for the yarn! Maybe I just need to up my inventory now so there is variety! Still working on your Journal! I so hope you like it! Sending Hugs back! Please tell your daughter I said hello as well!

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