As I sit here on my deck, under the luscious canopy of cedar, fir and big leaf maple trees, I’m compelled to share my deepest gratitude for not only this moment, but for the journey that has led me here today. Through a period of great difficulty that I was faced with to this day, where new love, stronger family and self love are predominant features in my life, I’m overwhelmed and amazed at the transition.
A few years ago, I didn’t realize how unhappy I was and looking back, I see it more clearly. Today, my daughter is happy and doing well, I have the most wonderful new partner that I love so deeply and fully, my mom is now up here with me and my relationship is growing with her. I have a new beautiful extended family and I have met so many new friends and amazing people along the way. I have meaningful employment, a home that is my sanctuary and a wonderful art studio. I couldn’t ask for more.
So, I encourage anyone who feels lost or unhappy, to believe in themselves and take risks to move beyond the numbness and pain. In order for beauty to come into our lives, we need to make room for it. We have to let go and have the courage to embrace love with everything we have. Wishing you all peace and love. – Tina
Little by little, I’m getting back into my studio to create more work again! It feels great, but it’s slow going. I’m working on two pieces that share a similar theme, but one is in glass and one is in oils; beauty, love, harmony and passion. Stay tuned…
In just two weeks, my studio will be open to visitors during the Edmonds Art Studio Tour- September 16th & 17th 10 am – 5 pm both days. I’ll have guest artist Ellen Chappelle sharing my space with her beautiful jewelry. I will have more space and more work for viewing this year, as well as lots of bee baths for sale. Come out and say hi! http://bit.ly/2atCtkr
I have been a busy bee with getting all the little pieces together for the up and coming Edmonds Art Studio Tour in September. Part of that is planning for our big preview party event coming up in August. I hope I will see some of you there! See below for details. Peace! – Tina
This weekend is yet again, the amazing Edmonds Arts Festival. I will be demonstrating my stained glass work on the plaza of the Francis Anderson Center in Edmonds this Sunday from 4-6pm. We have many other wonderful artists demonstrating all weekend as well, starting this Friday. I’m also happy to say I have two pieces that were juried into the Edmonds Arts Festival show. These are the pieces that made it in this year. Cheers!