I've been quiet lately on here.
Normally, I like to post daily...or almost daily:).
The last month has been a little rough.
We all have those months, though.
And I am positive that whatever parts made my month kinda hard,
Someone else in the world is experiencing much worse...
So, I am thankful for my Lord.
That I can cast my worries and cares on Him.
And that I have an amazing, beautiful family that I love more than life.
I am holding off on releasing my Ebook, Violet Vintage. I feel like it is the best decision to protect my business and brand at the moment.
There is a lot that goes on in life and business that I obviously don't share on here. Mostly, because that would be boring:). Also, because crafting and creating artwork should be fun and inspiring. So, when it is not, I don't want to share those negative feelings with you! That would be rude of me;).
This past month I have not wanted to draw that much. Or even turn on the computer. I know much of that stems from things I cannot control on my end. The other side of it-- I think God was helping me step away from things to re-evaluate what is most important to me. I LOVE what I do. I truly, truly love creating and drawing. I also want to pursue other things in life, like ministry and family time. And they mean much more to me than any piece of artwork.
I am looking forward to putting a bad month behind me. Letting go of the frustration and sadness that got in the way of feeling inspired by and excited about life. I haven't found a perfect balance between creating artwork and running a business and, more importantly, being a mother and a wife. But, I'm searching a little harder for it now. And even in broken-ness and tough times, God continues to work His purposes. A pastor brought that to my attention just today. That even in the ugly, messy parts of life, God continues to work in people's hearts-- He sees a bigger picture than I do.
So, thanks for sticking around, even if there wasn't much on here to stick around for:). We did go to Disney! That was a welcomed break and a wonderful vacation full of treasured memories! We arrived back yesterday morning (after a 17 hour drive, whew!) and kinda bummed it for the rest of the day:). I will share photos of our time in Disney later this week.
Hope you all have a wonderful Monday!
PS! Before I go, the winner of the Blowfish Shoes Giveaway is Holly Moore!! Please email me to receive your shoes, girly!!