Jewelry from Laura Mazurek (Roots and Feathers).
Love this vintage and fabric earring from Laura Mazurek. She is an amazing jewelry designer. You can visit her at Roots and Feathers.
Lace Earrings from This ilk
I have been wanting to buy these earrings for months now. The black lace is just amazing and looks so good with a simple top. Loving these so much by Canadian jewelry designer Tamara Bavdek. You can find more of her amazing jewelry in her etsy shop, Thisilk.
Native American Tarot
I used to read tarot cards when I was younger but stopped cause life just got busy. Found these on amazon. I really like that they are based on Native American symbolism. I have always been really into Native Spirituality so I think this tarot cards will be a good way to learn more about different cultural symbols.Can't wait to start reading the book and using my new cards.
Botanical Drawing Books
I have been really into drawing and painting flowers lately. They just make me so happy! So I decided to buy some botanical books and learn some techniques on rendering flowers, leaves, and other botanicals. Although my florals are more abstracted and whimsical, I think this book will help me with my drawing and painting skills. Really excited to start practicing some of the exercises in the book!
Some inspirational word art
I have been having so much fun drawing inspirational word art with markers and some watercolors. I am really loving these cause they are so vibrant and colorful. Will be putting them up for sale on etsy soon.
Living with Anxiety
I have really bad anxiety. Worries constantly flood my mind and my imagination runs wild. What if's fill my head and then my body begins to react. Dizziness, butterflies in my stomach, not being able to concentrate, feeling like running away.... all these consume me. It has been a difficult journey living with constant fear. Fear that something bad will happen. Fear that something bad will happen to a friend or family member. Fear of so many things. I have dealt with this constant anxiety for years now.
And now, I want to take my life back. I realize that I just simply cannot continue to be paralyzed by what if's and the constant hypothetical scenario. I need to breathe and live my life in positivity. This is my life and I want to live without the constant nagging of a bad scenario or outcome. I want to be happy. I want to experience the joy of life and really live not just exist.
So, today, I take my life back. No my anxiety will not just vanish but I will work on bettering myself. I will breathe deeply, meditate, do art, journal, walk in nature, and commune with God/Great Spirit/Universe.
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." This quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin is beautiful and really helps me deal with my anxiety. We are so much more and we are here on Earth to experience life and learn. So while I am here, I need to live, be happy, create positive change, and be kind.
Today, I take my life back.
So if you follow this blog you know that I moved to Kansas in November 2013 because my husband who is in the military got stationed here. I have been bored ever since. Now I don't want to offend anyone who is from Kansas and loves the state but this place is not for me. Here are a few reasons I am not liking Kansas very much.
1. TORNADOES. I have a phobia of tornadoes. I mean the thought of this natural event sends me into a panic. Every time there is thunder and rain I start to panic that we will have a tornado. And then I have to clean my tornado shelter ( which is really just a big closet) because I use it as my art studio. Yes I Know.....not very smart but what can say.
2.BUGS. I honestly didn't think that there would be a bug problem here in Kansas but there is. Seems like there are moths everywhere waiting for their attack.
3.THERE IS NOTHING TO DO. I am really bored here. It seems like everything is always an hour or 2 away. I grew up on the East Coast so I am used to everything being near me. No offense to anyone form Kansas......but this place is not for me.
However. The scenery is pretty. Every time I am driving I can't help but be inspired by the beautiful fields and the open sky. The abstract landscape above is actually inspired by the landscape of Kansas.
Anyway, I am hoping that somehow my husband gets new orders.
Welcome to the Let's Talk section of my website. This will be the section where interviews, discussions, and sharing will take place. We can think of this place as a private cafe on the moon.