After a very long break, I'm back to the blog! After my last post, I came down with an awful flu that lasted almost two weeks, with a horrible cough that lasted for another 6. Crazy!
I'm feeling much better and have been doing a lot of pondering about my future. What I've come up with is really not a revelation or anything. I'm just really considering the fact that I'm closing in on fifty years old (I'll actually be 47 this month) and I'll soon have an empty nest ( my baby will be graduating from high school in May and starting college in the fall) and I'll have more time on my hands than I'll really want. Sooo....my goal is to turn my Olive and Ash Studio into the Olive and Ash Studio on the Go (a mobile art studio). I would love to be able to teach art to school age kids in a day care setting and eventually offer classes to older kids in a workshop format or through private lessons. This will be great for my summers off and eventually will be a perfect retirement "job".
I will still be painting and working on fiber pieces. And I'll be posting more on this blog as a way to communicate about my new "adventure". I initially had in mind to use this venue to document and communicate what inspires me from day to day. But now I'd like to focus on more specific blog topics for each day of the week, to help keep me on track. If anyone out there has any suggestions on this, I'm all ears ( or in this case- eyes!).
I'll leave you with a picture I took over the summer of a painted tree that sits in the midst of Joplin, Missouri's barren landscape brought on by the devastating tornado of 2011. I took it as a symbol of hope when I saw it and just couldn't resist pulling over and taking a picture of it. Inspiring.