Friday, May 30, 2008

It's more important than you think, you could change someone's life.

This is a TShirt design I just did for Cyd's Art Show.. which is June 4th

Cyd works for a level 4 school... What does this mean?

Well it means she works with really... I mean really naughty kids... the ones that are on their last chance before jail time or coming back from jail time, and finishing their education.

These kids don't want to learn.... well that's not true.. these kids have been told they are nothing, by their parents, previous teachers, peers, life.

Cyd reached them... she's even writing a book about how she's reached the ones no one else seems to be able to.

She has these kids doing art, they've worked with the culinary and woodshop classes to make mosaic coffee tables, coasters and wall pieces. Culinary is preparing food for the show.

These kids have put their blood, sweat, tears and even sometimes anger into pieces of broken glass, wood, paint and journals to come through the otherside of accomplishment and healing.

If you have time on Wednesday evening June 4th 2008, PLEASE show these kids some support... there's a silent auction for the art pieces they've made, and I've been told they are beautiful...the auction prices start at material cost....

email me for more information if you're interested in attending!
or follow this link to the story

Bren Road Student Art Show

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It's ok, I'm praying.

I drive from Edina to Elk River 5 days a's an ok drive because I'm mostly going against traffic.

I feel bad cruising down the highway at 80mph while the poor saps driving into the Mpls area are almost at a standstill.

I see a lot of things while driving... most are your typical cell phone users not paying attention (myself included on this sometimes) that speed up, go slow, swerve here and there. Some are a little more odd... the pet owners that have dogs and cats everywhere in their vehicles... how you drive with fido lying across your arms is beyond me... once I saw a woman with a bird on her head. Seriously. All I kept thinking was I wonder if she just walks around with bird poop on her head or makes sure she checks herself in the mirror every time she gets out of the car?


Well today I saw a man praying.

He was driving down 94 heading west, hands folded in prayer with heel of his hands on the middle part of the steering wheel, and his finger tips on the top... eyes half closed... praying...

I'm not religious, but I found myself praying just a little too....

"Jesus Christ! Seriously?! I hope that dude doesn't kill someone, maybe that's what he's praying for after he prays for enough money or whatever he thinks is worth praying for while speeding down the highway at 80mph with his hands barely on the steering wheel!"

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Free Fallin'

My first weekend back from my vacation, stressing a bit about money, about boo starting kindergarten this fall, about boo lying and acting out by hitting her friends when she’s angry...something I’d expect from a 2 year old but not an almost 5 year old... (wondering where I dropped the ball?). Stressing about things that I need to get done to move forward in my life to stop stressing about money... just to stop stressing.....I was a bit on overload, on the verge of feeling overwhelmed, that there’s just not enough time to get everything done. A little like the scene in a thriller where the girl has fallen on the edge of a cliff and she’s hanging on by some small straggle of a root that somehow as tiny as it is, has enough strength to keep her from plunging to her death.

Thankful for my little root...the tiny things in life, that keep me holding on... even letting go, to see where the free fall takes me....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Back to Reality

I'm home, got back around 3:30 yesterday, it was fabulous, and perfect, and fabulous.... now I'm trying to wrap my brain around normal life again... it seems to be sputtering, refusing the transition.

I MISS MY BOO!!!! I can't wait to see her, but I have to, I have to wait until I'm done with work tonight at 4..... I MISS MY BOO!!!! I just want to squish her and squeeze her and kiss her and never let her go!

Thursday, May 08, 2008

All work and no play....

My eyes are blurry.

I've been working non stop, learning non stop it's awesome...but...

It's time to stop!!

I'm going to Vegas tomorrow. As of 2pm I will be somewhere fabulous in Vegas, liquid happy in hand.

I need the break.

Now if I could just get the mobile blogging figured out, I could post shiny happy pictures of my fabu trip here... *Le Sigh*

Friday, May 02, 2008

My Thank You

Here's my Thank You to The Dude...

It's how I felt walking out of his office Wed....

I was originally designing it to be the cover of a Thank You Card that I was going to print out and hand write a thank you, but he beat me to it... I got home yesterday and there was a thank you from HIM in my email!!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sweet Inspiration!

The meeting with The Dude was fantastical!!!

Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement.

I am super stoked, slightly overwhelmed, amazed, happy, and looking through those rose colored glasses I love so much to the hopefully very near future.

I have it.

I had it.

I just forgot that I did.

It's amazing how much better life feels when I actually take a trip through that cage door.

I hope you find the courage to go through yours...

... back to work for me.. I've got a shit-ton of stuff to do, but I've been given a great opportunity here, depending on the work I put into it, is the success that's attainable....

I iz a bizzy gurl.....