Monday, March 28, 2011

who has time for tired?

Not me! I will think every now and again that I am tired, worn slick out actually. It will cross my mind and I will go on to the next thing and put that thought away. I have been trying to get more sleep for awhile now, but the night owl in me just won't let it happen. There is too much fun to be had to be tired. Too many things I wanna do and see to let a little lack of sleep slow me down. Maybe when I am sixty-five it will all catch up with me. Physically it already has. These dark circles under my eyes don't come from nothing. But it is a small price to pay to enjoy every hour and minute and second that I can squeeze outta my day!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

starvin' artist! Ha yeah right!

I love being an Art student....... Everyday we are able to view something in a new way. Try a new project or learn about a new technique. No one really cares if you show up to class in your lounge clothes cause chances are that you are going to be covered in a mess by the time you leave anyways. is a LOT of work! I never realized how many hours outside of class I would be putting into my projects. I am literally eating, breathing and sleeping my art these days. I LOVE IT! But I know I will love it more, when I can create from the comfort of my own studio with no restraints or project guidelines. Let's face it I don't have a welder, metal, power tools and safety gear at home that my 3-D class requires. And as of right now I don't have a new Mac or all the software for graphic design (YET, hurry up August!!!), so I am stuck trekkin' to WKU to do my creating on a school level. However right now is all about the learning process. Developing my style. Deciphering terms and techniques. Finding out what I do and don't like. So far on the list not a great fan of the welding, but love love love all the computer skills I am acquiring! Learning about all the great artists and viewing some AMAZING works of art.

It has re-awakened a part of my soul that has lay quiet for a long time. For the first time in years I am seeing things with fresh eyes again. I was able to spend a whole hour today enjoying a show at the Kentucky Museum on campus. To look at work from my peers and see what other artists are creating. To see what inspires others is absolutely priceless. It brings a whole new set of ideas to you for your own work!

I want to travel to all these places we are talking about in my Art History classes. See the paintings and buildings and sculptures all first hand. Stand in the same halls as these great artists of years gone by. I want to soak in the culture and inspiration of foreign ground. See new places to find new muses. I know it is a whole lotta want to's for a mom of three living in small town Kentucky. But that is all about what this journey back to college is. It is a chance to make things happen. To love what I do and things I learn so much that I can't help but pass that excitement on to my kids. To learn to love being an artist and help my kids understand why arts of all sorts are so important to the world today. So if I starve along the way, that is ok by me. I could stand to lose a few pounds anyways! Especially if it is all in the name of ART! :)

Happy Tuesday Ya'll!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

time flies........

So when I started blogging the twins were babies. It was my way of dealing with leaving the corporate world and staying home with three small children full time. My how times have changed. In less than one week my small NICU babies will be full fledged toddlers.....the big 3! I never could have imagined all the twists and turns our lives have taken over the past three years. Much of it has been a blur. The first year just trying to survive going from 1 child to 3 was hard. And each year after has been a little easier, despite new challenges. These days I balance the kiddos, Kyndall's school, my school, sickness, meltdown's, the twin's daycare and home life as well as I can. The next few weeks will bring us a whole new batch of changes as the twins start preschool and learn to be their own individual selves for the first time ever. I decided to let them each have their own classroom and teacher experience. Give them a little independence. Force them to move out of their comfort zone. We will see how it all goes! In all these changes and time passing by, I am always certain of one thing....we may not always know the plan that God has set forth for us. But you can always be certain in knowing that his plan will always be much more amazing than anything you have ever dreamed for yourself!

Monday, January 31, 2011

snow ready for spring!!

hahahahaha, Yes I am silly! But this cold winter weather has gotten me down! I need the sunshine! I crave flip-flops, pedi's and the grass being green. I really thought that when I moved to Kentucky the weather would be nicer than back in good 'ole Nebraska. Boy was I wrong! Sure the snow doesn't get as deep and the temps aren't quite as cold. But a day with no sun, is a day with no sun. No matter where you are! Now that school has started back and I have to get out everyday no matter what the temp. is or what is falling from the sky, it really makes me appreciate warm weather more. So mother nature if you are listening and have any chance to make it warmer sooner rather than later, I know we would all appreciate it! Pretty Please! :)