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Happy New Year!

Ah.... the beginning of a new year. A fresh start. The chance to start over. I for one have never been much of a resolution maker. However, it has been a goal of mine for awhile now to start a website with my art. I think this blog is the scariest part. I'm not much of a writer and I wonder if I'll have anything interesting to write about that others would want to read. My intention with this blog is to share my art journey. To let my story unravel not just with the art but with words as well. I will share my passions, what inspires and motivates me, as well as the let-downs and frustrations. And what a great day to start!

I was listening to "Don't Keep Your Day Job", a podcast by Cathy Heller and here is something I took away from the latest episode. Sometimes, the dream you start with is actually leading you to the dream you were meant for.

Art wasn't always my dream. I think I've always been crafty. I was into photography for a while. My first dream was to be a musician. I wanted to play my string bass in a big symphony. But then, my dream changed and I wanted to become a wife and mother. I did that. I also became an elementary teacher and I did that for a long time. As well as being a wife and a mother to two amazing, now almost grown, children.

The dream of being a wife was over, too. And then, I got cancer. Definitely not how I had planned my life all out! But here's the silver lining- I found myself. It didn't happen overnight and it hasn't been easy. And, I'm still trying to figure it all out. And art has played a huge role. So, I'm working on the new dream. I'm diving in. This story won't be perfect but I think it will be beautiful. I hope you'll connect in some way to my story and follow along.


Jenny, artist

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