Thank you to those who have inquired as to why I have been quiet here of late...it is Thursday, Carole King is blasting around my living room walls and I can feel the sunshine - just barely - here in my office. Another week has slipped right by me, and I stand in amazement at how time flies these days. I wake up on Monday, and it is suddenly the weekend again....
It is bridal-season time, and piles of pearls, Swarvoski crystals, pretty ribboned-up boxes and such are encroaching on my family's living space (: but more on that later...
I suppose the majority of my focus has been on my wee one : My son is struggling his way thru learning to mind in all seasons of this kindergarten year, and it seems to have sucked me into wondering, questioning. I know he is smart, and fine. But what parent wants to know their kid is being a stink at school? Here is a story that makes me feel a bit more at ease:
Last week when I dined for lunch with both my niece and JC, this little guy was off at the end of the table, plowing thru his cafeteria chili. I asked him his name, and he replied:
"I'm the boy who always laughs at Jonah's jokes."
great...my boy, the comedian. I suppose at very least, his short spurts of not minding all the rules offers some comic relief.
Add to these life things that the time has come, if you are a gypsy-artisan like myself, to fill out the endless art show applications, format pictures to the wee hours of the morning, relearn programs like Photo Shop (why is it that my massively expensive Journalism degree never did cover such digital/picture/imaging classes? Instead, I am fluent in Japanese. Go figure!) and hope and pray that each and every one of your explanations of your work and your self qualifies with those juries deciding just who will take part in these shows.
It is tedious.
But, well worth it.
And I have to shout out to my girl Marcy. Without you, and your nearly 14-hour-a-day presence on email, I would be a DISASTER. A hot mess. A serious stress ball with all of this.
Marcy is my designer. She is an image expert. She knows how to do crazy things like embed text and dimensions on jpgs. And how to fix all of my mess ups in my attempts to do such things. And, she is always incredibly calm.
She is a grand lady - and I adore her and her Starr Strung wearing self.
It is my pleasure, this day, to share with you news on an upcoming show, set to take place Feb. 6 in downtown Indianapolis.
You can read more about it here.
What: Beauty for a Cause
Why: A gathering to learn the latest on beauty and wellness, all while supporting local victims of domestic violence - an epidemic that affects more than 2 million women each year. Partial proceeds from Beauty for a Cause will benefit the Julian Center of Indianapolis.
When: 6 to 10 p.m., Downtown Indianapolis Comfort Suites; Feb. 6
I am honored to be invited by
because I believe strongly in the fight to stop domestic violence. I am of the opinion, as the daughter to a woman who experienced years of scarring violent relationships, that education is the best first step we can all take. *p.s. I love you momma.*
Whether you are, or have been, involved in an unhealthy domestic situation, odds are that you know someone right now who is. By shining a light on the subject, I believe that we can change lives, and break the vicious cycle of oppression that is domestic violence.
I would be happy to have all of you join us for a night of making a difference.
If you live far away and cannot physically attend, check out this option:
Shop online for the good cause of your choice...very neat concept - I am totally into this. If you are interested in supporting The Julian Center, just enter
"Julian Center" where it asks you who you are shopping for - easy cheesy.
The evening of Beauty for a Cause, $8 of every single Starr Strung sale will go as a direct contribution to The Julian Center. Why $8? Well...it's personal - but let's just say it is a great number, and it is an age I will never forget.
I will also open up sales on etsy and my site the weekend of Feb.5-7 (super bowl - GO COLTS!) to also contribute $8 to Julian.
Thank you for supporting a great cause, thank you Sparkle for hosting us and doing a great job organizing!
You can see more about Sparkle Makeup here.
"There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear." ~ 1 John 4:18
p.s. a few other peeks at the pre-spring upcycled pretties I've been working on...