Tuesday, April 30, 2013

When I picked the word growth for this year I had no idea what was in store for me. Hoping it was in business I jumped right in. 
In these past few months I have been in a whirlwind of changes. I have GROWN in so many ways, I must express it to you! We are expecting a new baby! My belly has grown a baby bump about 16 weeks old now. It's a miracle! 

My husband wanted to have children when we got married two years ago. I was pregnant and miscarried, then six months later pregnant again and miscarried again. I think he gave up on having children with me thinking it wasn't going to happen. Then it happened! Miracle!! This one survived. It has been a roller coaster of emotions around this between both of us. On top of that I was so nauseous every strong smell made me sick, I was emotional and super sensitive. I couldn't eat hardly anything. Now I am past that sickness part. I am so happy to be able to eat whatever I want and smell all strong scents. We are past the scary part and the baby is strong and alive! She or he has a strong heart beat, growing every day. This is amazing. We will soon have a new baby to love and raise. A beautiful baby! October 10th is the due date.

With the baby coming we have decided to close the shop. I am in the process of moving crafts, beads, and such out of The Cozy Craft Corner. I have emptied out drawers, sold my jewelry cheap, and am in the process of giving back and selling the furniture. I painted a large long painting to say goodbye. Using Flora Bowley's way of letting go and getting the feelings out in the paint, while using different ways of painting. I used a huge long brush in this part to make the rain look, squirted paint from the tube, used bubble wrap, paint brushes and splattered paint. This is my favorite section of the painting. It is very long and this picture is of the middle.

Here is a picture of the entire painting made at The Cozy Craft Corner.

So now is the time to figure out how to make my creative dreams real even though the shop is gone. My daughter brings inspiration to me all the time. She was face painting other children at the Earth Day Festival for free. Just for fun. Someone came up and told me if she really likes this she could have a career as a face painter and she can pay her way through collage with it. She was excited and wanted to try it out. I used to do face painting for the children for Family Fun Day at my old job. It was s o much fun! I love to see the happiness it brings the children! So, I looked into it a bit. There is a woman in Sacramento who teaches it and I will take her class to learn more. Then I was on FB yesterday and one of my artist friends had made a flyer for her "coolage parties" she calls them. This struck a note with me. I love parties! Earlier this month my cousin said I should have jewelry parties. So the universe is telling me something! Start a party business. I had a few successful parties at The Cozy Craft Corner. I have a list of cool children's parties because I wanted to do those a while ago. Guess what? I can do both Adult and Children's Parties! Yes another business opportunity is surfacing! It's a great idea. 

I decided to call it "Fun and Creative Parties"
I am working on a sub domain on The Cozy Craft Corner web site. My creativity will go on and I will always be inspired!

I am excited to keep my Mixed Media Group going. We have all bonded and have a creative community of Artists now. This I strive for. A positive social group of creative artists. We are going on field trips and are looking for different places to have our meetings. I look forward to meeting every week with them for as long as possible.

Have a wonderful day!

Love, Chandra

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  1. Such beautiful news! I am so happy for you and your husband. Blessingson your new adventures! PS. Thank you for checking my blog and leaving comments. It makes me happy!

  2. Awesome! I'm so happy for you! Thanks for stopping by my place. I wish you many blessings!

  3. congrats on this new chapter in your life! how exciting!

  4. Oh my goodness, Chandra! CONGRATULATIONS!!! What a creative mom you already are and that will only multiply. Blessings to you and your sweet new little one...blessings and happiness and health!