Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Anxiety Theater presents...a grateful heart.

Print by Departika and available on Etsy here.

I just noticed I pinned this print a year ago! I'm still struggling with getting back into the swing of creating, actually more like making TIME for creating. Not working definitely creates anxiety within me. My father-in-law is my hero and helps me realize any crazy idea I come up with, from a farm table three days before Thanksgiving to a screen door on my studio in the basement (how cozy! it leads to the garage!). Currently, he is helping me overhaul my basement studio to be more user friendly, e.g. better lighting, electrical outlets, heater, flooring. It takes time, and I pray for patience and constantly remind myself how blessed I am to have such a helpful, generous, and kind man in my life! And, not only that, my he and my mother-in-law take my child overnight two or three nights a week! Thank you, Oma and Opa!! I am one lucky and grateful girl. xoxo

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pinterest Etiquette

The lack of credits and proper links on Pinterest really irks me. I want so much to enjoy browsing the site because I actually find it most useful! I rely on it for our weekly dinner recipes and I've started a private board that's helped me organize some things I'd like to do around our home. It is disheartening though to see pin after pin without any credit to the artist/designer/stylist/photographer/illustrator/blogger/whatever! Someone, usually more than one person, put a lot of work into that image and I believe it simply isn't right for all of us to cruise through thoughtlessly banking these images without, at the very least providing a link to the original creator/s. I am afraid I was guilty of this while using Pinterest at first, and it IS more time consuming to stop and make sure you've sourced the image. But it means the WOrLD and usually time and income to that creative! I still have yet to go back through all my earlier pins to double-check- so don't scold me- I'm working on it! But I will make a point to at least credit SOMEONE connected to the image in the description and link the image to a page that includes the original source information. Encourage your friends to do the same, won't you!? Here's my little attempt to bring awareness to the issue... feel free to PIN! (And let me know it you like it or not, thanks!) xo 

Now, where was I...?

Since the birth of my son I've been mostly over on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest! Much easier format for a newbie mama. I would like to get back to blogging, if just for a bit here and there, as I finally have things to share other than sleepless nights, colic, and smelly pants (although, there's no shortage of those). This mama needs to WORK and Interact with the art and craft world again, as it is sooo very good and vital for my bones! We'll see how it goes! Happy Spring! xoxo