Monday, March 5, 2012

Ponderings from The Homeless Finch Studio: Onward

Life is full of changes.  At least mine always has been.  I have learned to roll with the punches, take advantage of opportunities and adjust as life makes decisions for you.  I've never been one to stay in one place for very long.  I am someone who thirsts for new adventures, not one who craves the constant and the safety of the conquered.  Some people think that I'm fearless and perhaps they are correct.  I've got one life, I'm going to live it.

As you know, we are moving.  It's not too far from where we live now in South Florida, but it is world's away from our present life.  The homes we are targeting are in a rural area. Well...as rural as you get in a county that no longer has land that isn't incorporated. Let's just put it this way.  Where I live presently the only thing you see walking along the side of the road are people.  Where we are moving, you will see people, but a few will be riding horses. It will be a huge lifestyle change going from a deep water boating and beach community to a community with land, privacy and coincidentally better schools.  The even better news?  I will have better studio space and we will have some room to breath.  Cramp quarters, narrow school choices and a neighborhood that doesn't suit our needs have taken it's toll on our family.  The stress has been immeasurable.  It's time to do something about it. Now.

The other big change?  Yes, there is another one.  I am going to be shifting the content of The Homeless Finch and concentrating more on my art, less on furniture and such.  I hope that doesn't disappoint you.  I miss my studio work and this blog has taken me too far away from it.  I have to get back to my roots.

So here is the plan.  I will not just be painting and showing my work.  I will be presenting countless ideas for you, my reader, to follow my lead and create your own one of a kind works of art!!  I'm really excited about this idea.

I know for many the cost of collecting original art is out of the budget.  Why not create your own?!!  Just like I have shown you how to do so many great things, I will show you how to do that as well.  It might be paintings, printmaking, collage, photography, mixed media, sculpture.  The list is endless.

Remember this little artwork idea from a few months ago?  I wrote about it in my blog post "Hitting the Road With My Little Painting."  I simply altered an image, printed it on nice art paper and added a little watered down paint.  Now it is a simple, fun original piece of art.  Anyone could try this out.  Maybe even you!

Regardless, I have to stay true to myself.  Like Dr. Seuss said,
"Be who you are 
and say what you feel 
because those who mind don't matter 
and those who matter don't mind." 

So stay tuned and watch for upcoming posts.  Getting my engines revved up and getting ready to go!  Hope you stay along for the ride...

-The End-

14 comments:

Twice Nice said...

Good for you! I am very excited about seeing your new art work, art in progress, and visions shared for projects. Inspiration comes in all forms and I'm sure I will find tons of stuff that make me think of new ways to do my thing based on what you have done. Sounds like a great move all around for you guys. So are you finished with all the house looking?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

such an exciting move and change! i will be enjoying your artwork, but i myself am not much of an artiste! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

such an exciting move and change! i will be enjoying your artwork, but i myself am not much of an artiste! :)

iamrushmore said...

bring on the art!

Gayle said...

Sounds fun, but please show off your new place once it's all done up;)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm thrilled about your changes, Lesley. I'm also very excited that you are focusing on what truly speaks to you. Follow your heart, and I'm sure you will be much happier. I know I'm happy for you.

Grammy Goodwill said...

The new neighborhood sounds like it will be a great place to live. I lived out in the country for 30 years. Perhaps the area will give you more inspiration for your art as well. I'm glad you've settled on the direction you want your blog to go. Good luck with both moves!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I am excited for you on your home search, and hope you find something wonderful...soon! Any serious prospects yet?
I also look forward to seeing your art. Sometimes I think we try to make our blog into those we admire--but if it's not really "us," we burn out too quickly!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Does that mean you've found a new house? It sounds like you've found the perfect location for your family and your studio. I don't envy the moving process, but it sounds like the move will bring positive changes.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Lesley,

The move sounds wonderful. I look forward to your posts.

Dee

Sam I Am...... said...

Good for you! There's too many unhappy people out there who don't listen to "themselves" which in my mind is God speaking to us to remember why he/she sent us here! The unhappiness is a sign that you've veered off your path. I finally remembered after 50 some years but it's never too late. Lots of people aren't happy with me but guess what...I have never been happier or healthier...imagine that! LOL! I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to "follow" you on your new adventure! You go girl! I'll be stealing that quote too if you don't mind. That may be part of my first "art" piece! I can't wait!!!!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

You know how I feel about this! This is what you have worked for. People will come to read and view your blog because when you do something you love it shows and people want to be part of that!! I hope I will still be seeing you though at Haven! I am really looking forward to meeting you in person!

Jaime Lyn said...

Okay that is big news that you are moving! It sounds like your new place is going to be fabulous! And secondly I LOVE your art work and I can't wait to see more of it. I think that shifting your focus for your blogging is great---do what you love, everything else will follow! :o)
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I've been so behind with emails and blog visits that I just now found out you are moving. Congratulations on such a huge decision. I hope you get your family in a place where everyone can thrive...including you. As far as your blog changes go, here's how I feel. It's your blog so you should do what you want. The people who love you and trust you will join in and maybe actually learn something. I, for one, am looking forward to following along on this next phase of your life. Make sure and keep us updated when you can. Good luck girl!