Saturday, November 08, 2014

I thought this blog was dead. I haven't posted in over two years. I closed it to uninvited readers and didn't invite anyone.

After a couple of failed relationships, it felt a bit humiliating having my life exposed through the blog. So much of my life has been documented here.

I'd been thinking recently about coming back to the blog and figured this is my life. Yes, it's humiliating in a way, but it's mine. It's who I am, where I've been, what I've done and I really shouldn't hide it. So, I've reopened my blog and hopefully will be sharing art and my heart with you again.

I am still teaching in the Montessori school, though I never did go get the official training. It's so expensive, even with the school paying half. I'd have to take 5 weeks unpaid from work, plus pay for a hotel and food while at training and there's really no compensation for it. I won't make more money at my school. The only compensation would be my own learning and, frankly, I read Montessori stuff constantly and there is so much available online that I feel I have a pretty good handle on it at this point. So....

Also, my sweetheart and I are starting a business. He can make awesome things with wood, including furniture and I, if you remember after so long, am an artist. We plan to combine our skills. I'm not quitting my day job any time soon but I hope in the long run that our business will sustain us.

And about my sweetheart. His name is Dan and he's awesome.

I have moved from my beloved apartment from the last post to a house in a rural setting surrounded by creeks and beautiful weeds and mountains. It's bliss, really. It took a while to adjust. I did love that apartment and its location but this place suits me to a T and I am very happy.

I hope I have art to share with you soon! Thank you for coming back to read this!


audrey said...

Hi Lisa.
SO great to read your blog post. I'm happy you plan to blog again. So many people have quit blogging and are only using facebook. I have continued to blog and still like it. There are still many beautiful and fun blogs that are enjoyable to follow. I look forward to your future posts.
It is wonderful that you have Dan in your life and that you love where you are now living. It sounds amazing. I wish you both much success in your business venture! I hope to see blog photos of some of the things you make together and I hope to see you again soon. Sorry I had to get the phone at BTS the other day ~ we didn't get to visit.
♥ audrey

Lisa said...

Thank you so much, Audrey! No worries about the phone. You guys were trying to get finished up anyway so I scooted myself along. :) I came back later that week and bought a Christmas flag from you. haha

Hopefully there will be pics soon. I got up around 5 this morning to work on some things that just are not panning out. I will have to resand and start over but I'm ok with that. I think I'll put some paint on canvas here in a minute. I was so inspired during my visit to the 202 Studio yesterday! I'm so grateful for my friends, particularly the Creative Living group. <3

J C said...

Froggy!!! I am sooooooo glad you are back!!! Obviously your life has changed a great deal and I hope and pray it is for the better. I have missed you. I come occasionally just to see if you are back, and wow, finally, here you are. Are you still making spirit dolls? I still have mine you sent me. Are you still singing? Froggy's here. Yeaaaaaaa!!! xoxo

Jeanne Fry Art said...

Welcome back. I have always enjoyed reading your blog. I myself have not been as consistent with my blogging, but am committed to getting back to it more often.

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh! Judie!!!!!! I am so happy to be back in contact with you. I think about you allll the time!!! I'm still making spirit dolls...only sing by myself. Love you so much!!!

Jeanne! I am trying to get back to it. Don't know why it's so hard. lol Thank you for dropping by!!!!