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Posts tagged Edwardian Brooches
Unfettered Joy

Kelly_Angelovic_January January's Bootcamp assignment was to create a journal with an Edwardian brooch theme. For more jewel themed eye candy, the public gallery is now live--check it out!

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There are days, as I wash baby poop off my hands, or help my not-quite-four-year-old regain control after a body thrashing tantrum, when I long to be working more, parenting less. Enmeshed in day-to-day drudgery, I empty and load the dishwasher, again. I pick up their toys for the 10th time that day, and fold another load of laundry. I want to escape.

And then, ever-so-gently, I remind myself that I am on borrowed time.

I watch my one year old as he squeals with delight--he has discovered how to walk across the room pushing a stool. Noticing me, he rewards me with an ear-to-ear, heart melting grin.

Less than an hour later, my daughter does a spontaneous happy dance because I tell her she can wear her dress-up clothes to the grocery store.

How incredibly lucky am I to bear witness to such unfettered joy?

I hug them both, breathing them in and reminding myself how quickly they are changing. How little time, like this, we really have. I count my blessings. And my heart fills with gratitude, that in this moment, the work that I am doing is right here.

And it is the most important work of all.

 

 

 

All Who Wander Are Not Lost

AllWhoWander_Logo I just finished this commissioned piece for a client, who plans to gift a framed print to her adventure-seeking, world-traveling, sister-in-law.

My client is the kind you dream about--we discussed the project and she gave me parameters.

Then she let me fly.

At one point in our conversations, she laid it out for me like this: "Final thought--have fun with this and make it your own. Then it will be perfect."

Swoon. What a way to kick off the new year!

Bootcamp has started again as well.

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Beginning this month, Lilla Rogers Assignment Bootcamp runs through June. The pace is relaxed--one assignment per month--and it pushes me out of my comfort zone. Last year, I was able to turn a few of my projects into licensing deals (still in the works--I hope to share details soon!). There is also the ever-positive, uber-talented group of participating artists--an entire international community of my people!!

This week, we are sketching Edwardian brooches. I'm not sure where we're headed, but my guess is pattern design. Yahoo!