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Peeking out from my cave…

At one time, I was very active in the internet beading community. The various bead forums introduced me to many talented artists and ideas. I formed treasured friendships, and took part in some really special projects. Being so “plugged in” kept me up on all the latest stuff, and for many years it was very inspiring.
Somewhere along the way, I hit a state of — oversaturation. As much as I enjoyed the many groups I’d become a part of, I found myself spending more time talking about art than creating it. I needed to step back and reconnect with my own creative voice. 
Today, I tend to be somewhat of a hermit. This isn’t entirely bad — solitude can be conducive to creative work — but I think it’s time to balance that out a bit. It’s easy to get lost in all that quiet thought, and I really miss connecting with other creative folk. Hence, this blog. My hope is that it will provide a positive means to:
* chronicle my creative pursuits and mishaps.
* reach out & learn what other artists are up to
To start, my goal is to update this thing (at least)bi-weekly bi-monthly. I hope to share my own work, as well as some of the people and things that inspire me.

Wish me luck! 🙂

5 thoughts on “Peeking out from my cave…

  1. Good luck! 🙂

    I definitely would like to see more of you.

  2. Great to see you here, Andrea!!! I know what you mean, and it doesn’t sound corny at all to me to talke about getting oversaturated and needing to step back and reconnect. I might be close to that point myself… I hope that the blog will work for you… and I suggest you don’t have to play by blogging rules (comment every time someone visits your blog, do the memes and pass them along, do trades, etc.) And you don’t have to post twice a week. Sometimes I don’t post for a whole month or more. For a while I’d get really wigged out by that, but now I just figure I’ll write when I have something to say, and that’s the way it is. I will so look forward to visiting your blog and seeing both your work and your inspirations!

  3. Thanks Dulcey! I’m actually pretty excited to try this 🙂

    And thank you, Robin. I appreciate the blogging advice — I feel like such a newbie, still trying to figure out how to get clickable pictures & such 😉

    And oh my, I definitely mistyped — I meant “bi-monthly” not bi-weekly”. This thing is intended to be fun — I won’t be a slave to it!

  4. Drea! Your friends are still your friends btw. 😎 I totally get the needing to have a conversation w/your art as opposed to other people… and would love to see some of what you’ve been doing lately. Hugs to you, Mary T. 😎

  5. Lovely work here. I really enjoyed browsing. And I know just what you mean about solitude and creativity being connected. 🙂

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