Okay, I confess. I'm the worst blogger in the world. Coming here to make a post today, I see it's been seven months since I've posted anything. Seven months! That's pretty embarassing to admit. Well, embarassing to admit to other bloggers, and those who read blogs. If I told my mom I hadn't blogged in seven months, she would probably be run-walking to her medicine cabinet, rummaging around to find a big 'ol bottle of goo for me to drink!
I could try to make up some wild and crazy story about how I've written all of these amazing and funny posts throughout the year, and they all were inadvertently deleted by means which I have no control over.
Or, I could just not acknowledge it and pretend like I've been posting all along, hoping you wouldn't notice...
But, the truth is... I just plain forget. Yup, I forget I have a blog, and that people are coming here looking for new art postings, show information, techniques, tutorials, give aways, inspiration, funny stories, product reviews, or just plain old jibber-jabber! So when I DO remember, I never know what to post. Do I try to get you caught-up by giving a run-down of everything that's happened since my last posting? Or do I just jump in and give you the latest happening, even if it's been forever? Hhhmmm... decisions, decisions.
I decided I would just do both. So here's a Reader's Digest version of everything that's happened in the past seven months:
January - Started taking online classes with "Lifebook 2013" and making lots of new art journal pages.
February - Hubby Dale got excellent news from his oncologist and an all-clear report for his four year lung cancer anniversary! Yeah!
March - Started videotaping & recording an online class.
April - Taught my very first online class with "Lifebook 2013." So much fun!!
May - Received a large wholesale order from a new vendor and the coolest, little shop in Broad Ripple, "Be ~ The Boutique."
June - Taught my second class with "Lifebook 2013."
Took Lilla Roger's "Make Art That Sells" 5-week online class. Amazing! Learn a lot and had so much fun creating new artwork each week!
July - Art-on-the-Go with my daughter Monica working in our art journals.
August - Worked on creating lots of new inventory for the holidays! Making plans with my daughter Monica to do a holiday boutique show the end of November.
I must say, I so admire other artists who have the talent to keep all the balls in the air at the same time. It isn't easy to wear so many hats... artist, designer, blogger, marketer, promoter, art exhibitor, art fairs, giveaways, accountant, buyer, reviewer, instructor, photographer, videographer, editor... the list goes on and on. There's so many hats to wear, I can't even remember them all. But kudos to all the artists and crafters out there who manage to manage it all! You are an inspiration to the rest of us. I'm trying, and will keep trying, to stay on top of things. But if you can't find me here, please know you can always find updates about my art on my Joann Loftus Facebook Page.