My son is beginning 1st grade today. My how time flies. I know I am a bit sappy, but I look at him and I still see my little boy. If I am this bad now, I am in trouble when he is off to college. LOL. Ah. . but it's all about watching them soar, nothing feels better than that!
I love this time of year. There is always a feeling that anything is possible, to me it's my new year, my clean slate. What time of year is it you ask? Well, it's the beginning of a new school year. I guess it is the mother/student/teacher in me that loves the first day of school. It's funny, you can take the teacher out of the classroom but you can't take the classroom out of the teacher. This will begin my 4th year since I left teaching to be home with my children. I still think in terms of "school years." I often schedule my day in terms of school hours. I often wonder if that will ever change. There are times when I run into former students, now in college and I hear "Hey, Mrs. G!" I love where I am and what I am doing, but there is a little bit of me who misses the "first day" and all the possibilities it brings.
I guess it is fitting then that my show and tell is all about starting something new. My first picture is of an unfinished frame. It's all about a clean slate right now. I am going to make an inspiration board from scratch. I am really looking forward to this. Something new and fun, I am thinking a Parisian style, but you neve know what direction things will go in. I'm open to suggestions on color schemes! (In other words, what color should I paint it?) My goal is to finish it this week.
My next project is putting together little kits for a new section on my site called It's Time to Get Creative! I thought it would be fun to sell little packages of papers, ephemera, tags, vintage buttons and trims to help spark creativity in others. I also would like to have these up this week.
Speaking of starting something new, I am so excited to share that my first ad is out in the new Somerset Studio Sept/Oct issue. This was a big leap for me and I hope it is the beginning of wonderful things to come!
So I guess for me, this "year" is about starting on a new path and taking risks. I am looking ahead and I am beginning to feel my goals are real and attainable, and for the first time. . . I'm not scared. . . I'm ready!
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful week!