Another quarter heard from

Life shrinks or expands according to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin
Originally, I had a narrow impression of what a blog could be: to wit, a journal shared in a public space. Having my own blog and reading those of others, however, I have been impressed by and enamored of the way a blog can also function as a mini-community, a tool for networking and self-promotion. Thusly motivated, I’ve created file under “miscellanea” as a record of creativity, lessons learned through smudged ink and dripping paint, and a chronicle of my experiences of an artsy entrepreneur, selling my creations via Etsy and craft fairs.

I plan to use this blog as a place to be held accountable for pursuing and nurturing my own creativity. It’s too easy to not take the leap into creativity, to accept a somewhat pleasing mediocrity and not push ourselves to live the lives of our dreams. In the last few years, I have learned some hard lessons about what in life is beyond our control, but those experiences have also highlighted what choices are mine and all the ways I can still determine the fullness of my life.

I do not want to die…until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.

Käthe Kollwitz
I am grateful for anyone reading along, offering inspiration and perhaps taking some, too. Already, I am grateful for this experience and the promise it holds.

Thanks for reading!

Published in quotes, site news on Wednesday, January 16, 2008
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One Comment

  1. Monday, January 21, 2008, at 10:05 am | Permalink

    Looking forward to seeing your creations on Etsy! I bought most of my friends’ Christmas presents on Etsy this past year and I encouraged them to do the same for me. It was great!

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