Friday, October 29, 2010

A momentous occasion.

Because I can barely contain myself I must blog about it!!!!

Isaac, the boy who is up usually no less then 4 or 5 times a night (usually more) slept for NINE STRAIGHT HOURS last night. NINE. Did you hear me? I said NINE HOURS!

I am allowed to be yelling excitedly about this. He has never slept more then 6 hours at a time and that only happened once when he was 4 months old. This is a big deal. A BIG DEAL.

That is all.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Leap of Faith

Oh to have the faith of a child. Today as I was playing outside with Isaac he helped me to see something so clearly. We were down at the big chair playing one of his favorite games. Basically he takes a running leap off of the big chair into my arms knowing he will be caught. No idea of what would happen if I didn't catch him. He loves it and wants to jump over and over, sometimes he gets too excited and forgets to run to the edge before he starts his free fall. It's so easy for him to have the faith to hurl himself off the chair. These days times are tough for our little family, I am in a constant battle for control of life. While all the while I know that God has us in his hands and I need to take that leap of faith my son so innocently portrays time and again. Our life right now seems to be a leap of faith, but I've fought it every step of the way. I think it's time for me to step back and allow for God to speak to us whatever it is he is trying to tell us during this season. 

It's time for a leap of faith.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I've tried this before.. time for another go.

Actually, this blog is going to be about something more then just life. Don't worry life there will be room enough for you too. But I think I might try to focus a little more on my artwork and the process of trying to make it marketable. The artwork that I speak of are my little designs that I've been doodling for years and hope that if I'm creative enough can become some passable greeting cards and prints. This has been a dream for a long time and something that my family has been pushing for. But for me to do something I tend to have to make it my own idea before I can get it out there. Therefore we will forget the part about my family wanting me to do this and pretend that I came up with the idea by myself. Good job, Sara!

The reason that it has taken so long to even get to this point of fruition is simply an artists fear of rejection. Also, there are the technicalities of figuring out computers and software and trying to wrap my brain around how to get things printed. So here we are. I have the software I need thanks to my parents and brother for an amazing birthday gift. My days when not in the middle of playing/chasing/reprimanding/cuddling my son are spent trying to figure out my newest toys. I am beginning to build a stash of new art. Using my computer as my sketch pad has cut out the middleman. Making everything in one place and accessible. The ball has begun to roll but wait.. we're at another road block. This time it's the expense of starting up. That will take awhile to remedy, but there is plenty to do in the meantime.

Here's to keeping the dream alive.

(who am I kidding? this blog will be about anything i want it to be at the time that i want it to be about anything.)