Tuesday, February 21

A whole bunch of random and a side of clutter

Catching Up...
Ahhhh. I have so much life to share
 art and small children and hopes and decluttering my life and being creative.

We are finally all healthy.
And my baby is finally sleeping. {crying.}
And I'm so deliriously tired that I'm
 {finally} perfectly okay with it.
I am sleeping and I feel like a new woman.
Like I can climb mountains and leap tall buildings.
Or at least walk upright without passing out.
My heart is full of thanks.
I feel like we're turning a corner
and I don't wanna get too excited,
but it's exciting.
In my art world I did something huge.
Okay, 2 huge somethings.
And the gremlins came out with a vengeance.
I was so nervous. I felt beyond inadequate.
And it was better than wonderful.
and I met these really, really great women.
like, people I would want to be friends with.
I was completely blessed by it.
And it was just another reminder
that when I walk through my fears
and climb my mountains
there are big rewards.
and of course I forgot my camera.

so my other big art dream mountain climbing news is this:
Artehouse prints gorgeous vintage posters and signs
on wood and sells them to retailers.
They contacted me about licensing my mixed media collage.
I'm serious. I'm not kidding. or lying.
I'm trying not to freak out or get too excited.
I'm holding my breathe and hoping that everything will work out.
 I signed a contract and sent them my images.
They are not up on the website yet,
but I will definitely let you know when they are.
{This is where I remind myself to breathe.}
On the homefront,
 being at home with 2 littles...
is getting better.
so much better.
I'm trying to schedule out our day & stick to it.
And work on fun projects.
This deserves a whole post.

Thanks for hanging in there with my constant "this is really hard" whining
I just kind of feel like I'd be lying if I said everything is all roses when life is simply hard.
And of course, there are blessings in the hard.
but all this to say, we're finding our way.
With a lot of prayer & help.
Things I love right now:

The first Pinterest project that I've actually really made from here.
It took about 15 minutes & has given about 15 hours of play time.
So fun.

I'm trying to live by this mantra.
Which explains the back of my car.
Now the challenge is delivering them to GoodWill
without bringing any more c$%p home.
Not easy.

Completely inspired by this post:
40 bags in 40 days
I'm gonna try it.
I think I can. I think I can.

This article from Jeff Goins about
Why My Clutter is Killing My Creativity

This post on marriage.
The post I've wanted to write for 2 years,
but haven't been able to.
She says it so well.
I have so many paintings in my heart and head
 I want to make about marriage.
No time right now, so I have to jot them
down in my sketch book.
I've been art journaling.
It's worth at least a million dollars in therapy.
seriously therapuetic.
And that's an entire post too.
I love Julie  and Tammy and Rachel
This is a great post for getting started.


  1. Erin, what exciting news that your art may soon be available in retail locations! I'm not at all surprised that they were interested in your work! Congratulations; well done!

  2. you're doing soooooooo much better
    than you realize
    or give yourself credit for, beautiful mama:)
    I'm standing up and cheering inside
    over you and your artful life.

  3. I'm so happy for you. You deserve it!

  4. erin! totally excited for your opportunity!
    and i have read greta's post before...and maybe a few times since:)
    such a rich bit of wisdom and encouragement. thanks for reminding me again!

    happy monday xo