I wanted to pop in today with a little life update, seeing as it’s been quite awhile since I’ve posted here.
As for most people, this past year has been hard, full of uncertainties, heartache, and so many changes. On top of everything going on currently, I recently lost my grandma and it has been extremely difficult.
She was one of my biggest fans and influences when it comes to being crafty. In fact, she bought me my very first artist quality paintbrush and wooden art box, that I still have to this day.
She was always excited to hear what I was working on and when my next craft show would be. She also loved hearing about the wonderful people I’ve met from all over the world because of the crafting community.
One of my favorite memories was sitting with her at the kitchen table coloring in coloring books, the crayons all mixed up in an old round tin, and her telling me that the characters could be whatever color I wanted, who says Mickey Mouse can’t be purple!
She was a fabulous oil painter and all around artist. I loved looking through her old doodles and listening to all her ideas. When my sister and I were younger, we would spend summers at her house painting, coloring, and walking to the Micheals a couple blocks away, as well as stopping in at a store called the Paint Box, which doesn’t even exist anymore. 😅 I think it’s safe to say she’s the reason for my craft store addiction!
She was a master of all crafts really, including baking and cooking. She taught me how to make Christmas cookies, banana cake, cheesecake, kifli, kruschiki, stuffed cabbage, noodles and cabbage, salmon patties and city chicken…the list goes on.
She would always feed you when you came over and there’d always be some type of baked goods or candy on the table.
So many good memories to share that this post would go on forever!
Thinking back on all these memories, and knowing how excited we both got talking about new ideas and revisiting old ones, has reignited a bit of the spark that seemed to slip away this past year. I want to move forward, albeit cautiously, as things are not quite yet back to normal; but with that being said, I am ready to jump back into the crafting world with both feet!
I hope you’ll join me as I try new things and meet new crafty people! I want to try my hand at gelli plates, resin, clay, tshirts, home decor, drawing, etc. I’ve dabbled a bit in most of these, but I’ve been more of a collector of supplies than anything! 😂 I’m sure most crafters can relate to that! 😅
So I suppose I am trying to say I want to find new in the old, by diving into the depths of my crafty stash!
I want to meet new people, participate, and possibly host, swaps and challenges; grow closer to this community that means so much me. I hope you will join me as I attempt new things, including updating this blog! 🤣🤣
I appreciate everyone who supports me, likes my posts, watches my videos and comments on my photos, it means so much! ♥️ As always,
Thanks for stopping by!