I'm sorry, dear readers, that most of a month has flown by without a peep. The past few weeks I've been kept busy looking for jobs, and even showing up for a couple of interviews. I get pretty absorbed when I'm working on that kind of thing. However, nothing has come of it so far except two great interview experiences. One with Anthropologie, a lovely women's clothing and home goods brand, and the other with Gann Memorials, a fantastic little family company that makes plush toys for people like - Nintendo, My Little Pony, and the giant bunny featured in Iron Man 3. I would be happy to work for either company, though I'm no longer a candidate for one of them. And I'm still looking and applying to places too, though I'm leaning towards not worrying about it as much as I have the past few weeks.
We've had ice storms at least every other week, though at least it's given me a little relief from spring allergies. haha It's also kept us from trying out the fire pit we were given for Christmas. I'm hoping we'll have a break in the weather soon so we can invite some people over to enjoy it with us.
We went to PA for my grandfather's funeral two weekends ago. While I wanted a little trip for a change of routine it was sad that it was for an event like this. He had dementia for the past few years, and really couldn't remember any of his family anymore. After a recent fall he had stopped eating and within a short time passed away in his sleep. He lived into his mid-90s and was fairly healthy right up to the end. I think we all feel peaceful about how it all happened, and it was nice to see so many of the relatives I see so seldom.
Twitter, it's just been an awesome way to find out what's going on in the art world. I've probably sunk some of the time I should've been writing here into that lately, but I'm trying to get things more balanced, so you all will see me here more consistently, twice a week minimum!
Speaking if posting more I'm exploring way of making this blog part of my work. There were some interesting ideas Here at the blog Just Between Friends in regards to a lot of the areas I was curious about. If you have a blog that you want to develop more I suggest you check it out!
In addition, I've been thinking I'll start doing a Pinterest experiment each week as part of my blog features (that would probably give me a third posting each week!). I've got a ton of great ideas to try out from art techniques, recipes, DIY projects, and home cleaning fixes to photography challenges. I've got over 4000 just waiting to be tried out. And you can take a peek at my pin boards here at http://www.pinterest.com/lydiasdesigns/
In tomorrow's post stay tuned for an art update with plenty of pictures!