I admit it, I am very easily overwhelmed these days. Since I became sick, it seems that the littlest things can totally knock me for a loop...throw in some big happening and I become a complete basket-case. And most of the time when this happens, I just break down into tears..
That’s what taking on the care of my mother and this move has done to me...it has overwhelmed me totally and completely.
Please know that I am still 100% committed to you, my faithful readers, and to this unique and wonderful place of learning we are creating here. I just see that I’m going to need a little more time to get my sh*t together after our move than I originally thought I would need.
Not only has all of the packing and unpacking been left to me (my husband works 80 hours a week and my mother that just came to live with us is disabled) but I’ve had to deal with an unbelievable amount of other crud (my mother’s VA benefits transfer, my own disability “stuff”, getting our stuff moved, taking her to doctors appointments in the midst of it all, etc. etc.)
I am absolutely craving time alone with my journal and my paints and pens and some music with no one to bother me, no phone to answer, and no appointments to go to...but that may take a few more days. Can you tell why by looking at this picture I snapped of my studio space? And there are tons more supplies, etc. that spilled out into the foyer, too.
I just wanted to let you all know that I have not disappeared or given up on our Art Journaling adventure here, I’ve just got to get myself in a much better place (like a studio space that is unpacked, to say the least!) in order to be able to share effectively with you.
Now, mind you, I am a workhorse when it comes to unpacking...the entire rest of the house (minus family photos and art on the walls) has been unpacked and it’s all in it’s new place. It’s just my studio that I have to focus on now. I need to rest a little but I plan on hitting it hard in the morning and hope to have it in some semblance of order by Wednesday afternoon...cross your fingers...so that I can relax a bit and write a nice long post (with pics) for you guys to wake up to on Thursday morning.
I appreciate your patience and send a HUGE thank you to the three wonderful chicas that took the time to send me sweet notes of, cheer, kindness and appreciation. You ladies give me great reason for wanting to keep on keepin’ on sharing the art journaling love.
Wish me luck and great speed in this unpacking effort...and I’ll do my best to be back with you all on Thursday morning. I’ll even share a pic of my unpacked studio space with you then. :)
Peace & Much Love,