|I am just SO darn proud of those Prairie Grlz!|
The gap between the dreams you had and the life you end up leading can be a very dark place indeed. It can leave you feeling bitter and lost, and pretty soon you’re blogging about how no one understands your genius and ordering a tombstone that reads, “Had potential.” But I present the sketch above as evidence that sometimes, after a lot of wrong turns and flailing, you do get what you’ve always wanted most– whether it’s a promotion, or a chance to dress up as a pirate for a living, or The World’s Best Piece of Cake.
Thank you Leigh! Life is so much better when the gap between dreams and your actual life is very small. (Note: The above photo is the beautifully dramatic Leigh. Doesn't she look like the type of gal who would wear a cape in her senior picture?)
One of my ultimate dreams came true at the Willy Street Fair. My art spoke to people, the same way it speaks to me as I create it.
One sweet woman wanted to hang a collage that said, "It Will All Be Okay" in her kitchen. A mother bought a "You're Beauty Full" collage to send to her daughter who was having a rough week. A sister bought her sister a Nancy Drew collage that said, "Be the Heroine of Your Own Story." What a privilege to be part of their lives, in a small way. I learned many of the things that speak to me, speak to others. Hearing people's stories was so inspiring. I have so many new ideas and just bought a new stack of canvasses. I will be stirring up some art this weekend. Woot!
Won't you join me in closing the gap between your dreams and your life? Reach your potential one day at a time.
P.S. Prairie Sherry just had her varicose veins stripped. OUCH! So I am including this picture of current Jon Bon Jovi for her. Get well soon, girlfriend! (I wonder if Jon has problems with his varicose veins? We are just 6 years apart in age. It is possible. Doesn't he look like he might be wearing compression stockings???)