Hello from Northern California. Where the oak trees dot the golden hills. This blog is a portal for me to share with you what is going on in my little part of the world. I love to garden, craft and use my imagination in every way possible. Please visit me often and stay tuned for tutorials of different crafts you can do at home. I hope to inspire creativity in others.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Nearly and almost... but not quite. I have faith that it will be done by mid March and we will be moved in by April. YAY!!
In the meantime I decided to get over myself a little and make another wool painting. This one is indulgent and fanciful, I love it. It will be available in my Etsy shop when I am completely happy with all the little details.My next picture is already on the table, it is a black and white American Indian portrait.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I have not been around the web much lately nor have my creative juices been flowing. I have been stressed to the max trying to buy a house. The stress of waiting to find out what various banks and lenders think has turned my eyebrows white ( which I plucked immediately) and my hair is greying at an alarming rate.
You would think that buying a house would not be to difficult with the housing market in complete shambles and empty houses on every street I walk dawn. Wrong, lenders don't seem to want to deal with the self employed. I thought I was part of the American backbone, a small business owner ... Our problem seems to be we earned to much money last year and it is worrisome for the lender...? Is it really a strange thing that my upholstery business has flourished in this harsh economy? I after all fix and repair what people used to throw away and buy new.... Now they cannot afford to be so wasteful and I am making a good living.
I just want to buy my own house not my landlords.
Anyhow, this is the stress that is causing me to age, to disappear and that has stolen my creative energy.
I am willing myself to no longer dwell on it, I have gotten out my wool and my paints, maybe something beautiful will come of this.