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Thursday, July 12, 2012

why i paint

watermelon / thank you / yellow boat / whale of a birthday

Have I ever shared with you how much I love creating things?  I like seeing the potential in inanimate objects.  I live for the feeling of a pencil in my hand as it glides across a fresh piece of paper.  The joy I get when the product matches my imagination just can't be described.  When we moved to Cyprus, we knew full well that the chances of me being able to find a job were slim to none.  The immigration process is hard enough here without adding a job search on top of it.  So when we got here, once again I had to get creative.  I had to find a way to fill my time while I tried to make friends and if I could make a little extra money, all the better.  The result was the development of this blog and an influx of painting and creating that I haven't had time for since I was very young.

It's been nearly a year and as I look back at the pieces I've created, I can see the evolution of my life as I find myself on this little island.  I can see the comfort I feel here, the friendships made, the growth and strength of my marriage, and a sincere love for where I am in life.

This most recent batch of new additions have been in the works for a few months, inspired by hot summer days and family.  These four cards are now for sale and it makes me sad that I haven't shared them with you already.  Mainly because, were it not for you, I would not still be creating these little notecards that are bringing me so much joy.  Thank you for your continuous support on this crazy journey as I figure out life on the other side of the world.

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watermelon image also available in a 5x7 or 8x10 print


  1. i'm so glad you paint! because i just LOVE your sweet products :) {ps - i got my stuff from you!!!! IN LOVE}

    1. So glad you like it! I had such fun working on that M (:

  2. Your life sounds wonderful. I'm sure you have not so wonderful moments too though. And I totally get what you mean by that feeling you get when your pencil glides across a fresh piece of paper. I love when I unwrap a new canvas and open my paints and make the first brushstroke! Thanks for sharing!