Sunday, January 9, 2011

The In-Between

"The only way to the other side is through."   ~ Helen Keller

I'm playing in the studio today and thought I'd post a few pictures.  People have commented that they love my BIG altered art journals but would like a smaller version to give as a special and more affordable gift.  Here's a few of my latest creations: Junior Art Journals.  Smaller, yes, but loaded with the same pockets, tags, and charm as the originals.  Stay tuned; these  will be looking for a new home very soon:
Celebrate You

Fortune Teller 

Remember When?

The next photo pretty much sums up the question I've been asking myself since July: who are you?  Who am I, now?  It's Sunday and I'm not going to work tomorrow.  You'd think I'd be adjusted to that fact after almost six months, but I'm not.  I miss the salary and the health insurance and the role of providing for my family, but it's so much more than that.  I miss helping people.  I miss the relationships with friends, patients, and families.  I miss being part of something bigger than me. And this year, for the first time I can remember, I'll miss celebrating my birthday at work. I LOVE my birthday.  I love everyone's birthday!  It's your special day, the day your spirit came to this earth, the one day of the year when you can act like a kid and not get looked at or locked up.  I know it probably sounds like a small thing but I'll miss sharing cake and good wishes with my work family.  I no longer have a work family. I'm not who I used to be but I don't know who I am yet.  I'm trying to get through but it's a very long road.  Are we there yet? No?  Are we close?  Are we?  Am I?  The in-between STINKS.

Who Are You?


  1. You are an extremely talented artist and wonderful person. Sue T.

  2. Thanks for the encouraging words. I'm a grief counselor, I'm grieving, and I know it will get better...but not soon enough for my liking. I'm patient with everyone but myself.


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