Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Life.and accepting changes.

This IS another post without any pics..I apologize as I know if you are like me, you enjoy eye candy.
I wanted to give my readers and collectors just a little insight to why my art will be scarce, here in the very near future. This could be permanent or maybe not, but for now I need to do what is best for my family.
I will, starting bright and early tomorrow morning, and be all slicked up in my finest hand me downs, to be amongst the thousands in our country looking for a JOB!!! Oh, I know that is a scary word, not a word I wanted to ever hear again. I had hoped that my art could see me through financially, but it really is quite expensive to live on one good income in today's world.
At this time in my life i have many qualifications for jobs that require standing.. but with my bad knees and a doctors firm recommendation for me to find a sit down job, I will have to go to school as i am really not qualified for a sit down job.. So I must do both, work to bring in a little income and pay for school.
I have really have been giving myself a pep talk, trying to be positive and all that good stuff.. We must do,what we must do, accept it and move forward,right?
So for awhile, until I get a good routine going, the art may be scarce, but not gone forever :)
I have a couple items I hope to complete before my new venture begins.. I will keep you updated on those.
Thank you to all, from my heart for supporting me and my work over the years. I hope to be back soon , as I have such a love for creating.


MLBetterly said...

Good luck with the job hunt and congratulations on going back to school. It will all work out, it always does.

maddyrose said...

Good luck Diane with whatever is in your future. Your creations are so amazing that it would be a shame if you didn't have time to work on them but of course you have to do what's best for your family.

Georgina said...

Dianie, I totally understand your decision and sending you prayers and good vibes. I returned to college for the same reason, graduated with a B.A. in art in '05 at 53, plus, lots of work experience on top of that, but where I live, it's a job pit, minimum wage and call centre capital of the wold!! I was unable to find any employment here and of course, it's impossible for me to leave, so we're living on one income and I receive a small stipend from my mother for her care.

Between my honey's income and my little bit, we're making it, but as you already can appreciate, we live very frugally and luckily, we don't require much of this material world.

As for being a returning student, you'll love it! It's amazing how much we're better students in our more mature years than as kids, however, the kids have more brain cells!! LOL So while learning, have fun, and you will.

God bless.


Gourdqueen said...

Oh my dear friend, your road has been a bumpy one but you continue to travel it with such grace and spirit. You are a strong loving soul with good instincts and great talent. There is no doubt in my mind you will succeed in your knew adventure.
Know I luvs ya and will miss seeing your incredible creations on a regular basis.
Remember your art is who you are so never let it fade away!!