Friday, September 24, 2010

Random Thoughts

Its so quiet tonight. The kiddo is in bed, the hubby is out with his friends, and I'm here doing a little blog hopping tonight, trying to visit all of my friends' blogs. I've been absent lately, for no real reason, just trying to do too many things at once. I'm sure you know the feeling! The silence of the house is contrasting big time with the chaos in my head right now. I have all these sculpture ideas rolling around in there (these kept me awake last night at 2:30 am) and now I am also thinking about my e-friends. Bloggers, Twitter folks, and Facebook friends that I am starting to really know and like. Some I have met in person, and others I may never get to see their faces in real life due to distance. But what I have learned is that I value all of you. It may sound strange to some, but all of you, my new iPals, fill up my heart so much. You provide community, when I feel like a loner, and understanding, when I feel like I'm lost. You make me giggle with some of your stories, and I've cried too, with some of the stories that you have shared. This is a powerful thing, this thing called the Internet. And not just for information, or photos, or finding out what ails your little hamster, but for real things, like friendship, and community, and sharing. Things that aren't tangible, but very real, nonetheless.

And on another note, I've spent the last few days sketching like mad, working the chalkboard in my studio, and my little notebook that goes everywhere with me. I am totally hyped up to be back in the studio and I feel like if I don't start at least 4 more pieces immediately, I'll never sleep again. But life has other plans: Hubby leaves town for a month - a month! - and I'm on kid duty full time. So there will be a little schedule re-arranging, but I know we will be fine. I think the worst of it will be trying to convince the dogs to get off the bed when Hubby finally comes home. Oh well. His problem, not mine! :)

Stay tuned, I plan on catching up with blogging, and someday soon, I'll start posting photos of new work. I started a new piece this afternoon, and I can't wait to get back into the studio and get going on it!


  1. "iPals"... I love that! "You provide community, when I feel like a loner"... I couldn't say that any better myself. You have put into words exactly how I feel! It is so nice to have 'met' you, my new iPal! :)

  2. Oh wow, you have put into words just what I have been feeling! I totally agree with everything you have said. It truly does feel so good to have met so many wonderful, warm, kind and caring people!

  3. Hey iPal.... it was good to read these words from you. You actually said it all - so funny, these were thoughts that have occupied my little brain a lot recently as well. To some of my iPals (I love that term) I feel really close. Kindred spirits? Yes, I agree, it's a wonderful place, and I enjoy it every day.
    Can't wait to see your new work. Kid duty will be okay. I love when I have a few days alone with my daughter, we do all the things we don't when dad is here. And then it's also nice when he comes back. Have a beautiful weekend.

  4. Awww, nice post! I think it's OK to come and go from everyone's blogs in stretches and spurts. Nobody can get it all done. If you've got 4 ideas burning, get them going girl and your friends will be here when you get a break... it will be hard to do the solo child care over the next weeks, but you can do it!!

    I too get so much energy and love from everybody. It's a great thing this blog-o-sphere. xoxo tj

  5. It's so exciting that you have new work in process! I feel the same way about my efriends- like YOU! It is so sweet that you wrote that we fill up your heart. That is so true. I am so grateful for this community. hugs to you

  6. See?? This is what I mean. You guys rock!!
    And tomorrow, I'll be posting a crazy, but good and healthy, recipe for turkey burgers...

    Goodnight my friends~

  7. Oh Kelly, I feel exactly the same. I never imagined that blogging would bring me so much happiness. The past year I've spent online making new friends and discovering the artist in me has been the best. Glad to have met you along the way sister. :)
    Much Love,

  8. i'm glad you're feeling such a great flow of creative energy- have fun!

  9. Wow! I'm catching up with blogs that I love to read and you are one of those blogs. This post is completely relevant to what is happening to me as well. I also love this community that has formed from all the social sites. Meeting and getting to know such a wonderful group of people is inspiring and it recharges me. You have put into words exactly how I feel. Thanks!