Just this past week I was contacted by a store (The Funky Caravan) in Old Colorado (totally artsy part of town) and asked to show my work. I went in to meet the manager (Janis) and loved the energy of the store (very eclectic + Indie) so...here I am a few days ago. I'm very happy, I swear...just exhausted and maybe that shows in the pic?? So much work goes into it...making prints, packaging, writing, presentation...but I LOVE the process. And of course, every little detail has to be just right because I'm sending my art off into the world. It was one of my goals for the year but I had no idea how to go about it and no time to find out!! So...I feel that this was just the opportunity I was waiting for. Hopeful + happy + afraid!!
Another artist at the Funky Caravan...Liese Chavez ...whose work is simply stunning! Very SOUL-full. I had the pleasure of meeting her a few days ago and she was darling...such good energy and completely down to earth! She was voted best artist in Colorado Springs twice in a row...and I think a third time coming soon! My work is hanging right across from hers so ...it's... uh...very intimidating to say the least.
And...my sweet birdie a few days ago...full of light and love. I started this new thing where she gets to pick her own clothes every morning (of course, there are a couple of rules!!). I find that it cuts down on power struggles plus has the added bonus of making her feel like a big girl. The funny thing is, now that she can wear whatever she wants, she frequently defers to me!! Of course she loves anything pink and sparkly (tutus are a fave)...and prints and pretty. So...she picked out her entire outfit in this pic and is just beaming with pride...makes mamma happy:)
*Happy Friday friends!!