Isn't it amazing how busy the holidays can be? I remember the good ole' days of only worrying about shopping for my loved ones and then showing up. Ahhh.... those were good times. Now, it is about the food, what are we drinking, the house guests, keeping the house clean until they get there, feeding people and Making darn sure we have enough paper products and trash bags. Oh my gosh, that has actually happened to me.....we ran out of paper towels and trash bags on Christmas Eve and I was like, its ok! We can survive on one trash bag and half a roll of paper. Um...no.... it was a mess. And now, I'm reading back over this thinking, hmmm...First world problems. Really, Sarah?
Well, needless to say I survived yet another Christmas Holiday and looking back, I am truly grateful for the time spent with my parents, husband, and children. We had a great holiday... even though this year we cooked roast beef and literally had to open every door in the house on Christmas morning to let out the smoke that was pouring from my oven while it was 35 degrees outside. And no, I did not burn it. You just have to cook it at 500 degrees... I will spare you the details, but Mom, that was your fault. Lol...
In the art community, I loved being a part of two private holiday shows as well as Hampton Station's Holiday Market. It was a blast. I loved spending time with other artisans from the community and meeting new clients too. Setting up shop inside of Birds Fly South Brewery was pretty sweet. I do hope to participate in that event again next year!
So now that I have gotten through the month of January where I completely reorganized my business as well as tackled that mile high stack of personal paperwork that needed to be filed, I can breathe, and finally...create. My kids are back at school and I have been in my studio for the 3rd day in a row this week! I feel like I am on vacation. Its so awesome! The creative juices are flowing!
I have a few events coming up this spring so stay tuned to what is to come! In the meantime, imagine this... a 10x10 studio space. Three walls. 20 foot ceilings. Paint supplies absolutely everywhere. Old pictures of vogue. Colors trending now. And me... completely and utterly happy. It's Bliss.