Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day

The understanding:

"International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity."
This is the quote at the top of the homepage for: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/About

In the news:

The Fearless Girl

My achievements:
Today I was on "strike". I did not go to work.  I did not check email. Instead, I made art. All different kinds of art. Buttons, burp cloths, pussy hats, and paintings. I supported a small woman run business. I processed orders, made new things, and prepped for the days to come. If I can get this done in an 8 hour day, imagine what I could do in 40 hours a week. Today I lived a dream, it was sweet.

Thank you to the women who suffered and lead the way for me today. I am lucky to have my work, both inside and outside the home. Here's to finding new hope in the days to come.

#resist

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello.... again....

Let's do this again....

I'm a few years older, wiser.... Well, a hell of a lot busier.  I've gone back to the real world.  I work 40 hours a week outside of the studio.  My son is now 6-1/2.  I found that over the last few years I stopped making art.  I just made what was asked, the shop closed.  Time is hard to find when you are always playing catch up.

Well, I am working to have time.  Not just spinning wheels trying to stay put.  Times are different now.  I am trying to find time for myself, find out what I need, not just what others need from me.

I find that the news is making me angry, so to fight the anger I am practicing Art Therapy...... I make Buttons and Pussy Hats...

So.  Hello..... I'm Janie..... I make art...

Here is where I will share it with you....

New Art, New Items in the store.... maybe even a new look....

Check back, things are happening.....

Make Art Every Day!