Saturday, January 7, 2017

5 YEARS! Anybody here?

I'm lost .....don't know how or where to even begin again :(

Job loss, ending of long term relationship, new and rather stressful new job, my beautiful dog Mieko passed away, goofy new dog Remi (pictured above) keeps me busy!....anyway, enough of my excuses!!

I'm painting again....for ME!  For FUN!  For REAL!  All I've done these past few years is paint for charity auctions or requests.  I let my Etsy store sit dormant for way too long.

I spent most of today filling it up!  It's really hard and time consuming when you haven't done it for years!

I'm also taking a couple of classes this year!  A year long class hosted by Olga Furman (online) with many other teachers.  It's going to be so fun!

I'm going to California in June to take a class with Kelly Berkey too!  Can't hardly wait for that!

I hope you all are doing well.....if any of you are still out there.  Seems as if Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest have taken over for ways to share our art with the world but I thought I'd just pop in and see if anyone is still reading blogs.

I might just start a whole new dreams...fresh start!

Happy New Year!!  May you all have a blessed year!


Ryan Peterson said...

I'm here. You can't hide from me. I'll find you at your new blog too!

Art by Darla Kay said...

Oh wow Ryan! I feel so invisible, glad to know you're there~!~ ha!

Serena Lewis said...

Hi Darla!!!

I am SO happy to see you blogging again! Your work is as lovely as ever! Your blog was one of my faves and I used to check in on it a lot but gave up when I realised you were not coming back....until now! YAY!!

I'm sorry on the job loss and relationship ending. Very sorry about Mieko passing away too. Remi is beautiful!

I never left blogging but my post frequency did lessen to sometimes twice a month. I became distracted with Facebook but, in recent months, I put FB on an indefinite hold so I can focus my attention back on my blog. I ditched Twitter which I never really understood but I still love Instagram as that's a fast-moving format and it's more image-based. Instagram is not as time-consuming as FB was. I read recently that people are turning to blogging as they are no longer satisfied with social media like Facebook. Let's hope that's true.

Thanks so much for dropping by my blog. It was a lovely surprise to see a comment from you. Good luck with your classes and I'll look forward to following along here or at a new blog should you decide to go that way.

Have a great week! :)