Monday, November 11, 2013

Merry Monday, 11.11.2013

First of all, Happy Veteran's Day to all of our veterans. We have a very somber, poignant assembly at our school every year and it really does help remind us all of the sacrifices that others have made for us, so that we all may enjoy freedom on so many levels. And no matter your political point of view, I think that is one thing everyone can agree on.
As a mother, I never thought I would have to worry about my kids being part of the armed forces. I just didn't. It was never thrown out there as an option because, in my mind, it wasn't an option. But, a couple of years ago, my son, Jamey Schuster (yes, that is his real name!), graduated from college, then made the decision to train as part of the Army National Guard. At first I was shocked and asked him to reconsider. But that was pure selfishness on my part. I was worried about him, but I was also worried for myself- that I would have to endure days, weeks and months of missing him and worry for his safety and that my worst fear may come true- that we would lose him if he was ever deployed to a "less than desirable" location. I was not a happy momma, I have to be honest. But, what I didn't know was how great the discipline would be for him, how much direction and focus it would give him and how much pride it would instill in him. I still worry, don't get me wrong. But now, pride is overshadowing the worry. I am a happy momma again. And a very proud one!
So, again, Happy Veteran's Day and a huge "Thank You" to all of them.

So proud of our Army boy, Jamey Schuster.


I'll be taking a short break from the blog again. Just for a few weeks so I can focus on some works-in-progess, finish them, and get my Etsy shop up and running again. It has me listed as being "on vacation" for quite a while now, so I think it's time to focus on that! I'll leave you with some works that have been inspiring me lately.

Works by Tracy Potts found here and here.




textile art by Kirstine Higgins
Works by Kirstine Higgins found here

An exploration of inspiration by Karola Pezarro
And works by Karola Pezarro found here.       

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