Sunday, May 4, 2014

Old and New...

Making a move forces you to leave the old 'things' behind. Old unused stuff, old routines, and familiar faces, and unfortunately old friends. But the good thing today is, those old friends are just a phone call or text away! Sometimes it seems like your old friend is just a few blocks away!

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”

"Old Friends"
Made by me for my old friend Teresa.
We have been in our new home for 6 weeks now. We still have a few random boxes and a few stacks of things that have not found a place to go yet, but overall, we are mostly settled in.  I have some art that still hasn't been hung on the wall yet. I'm trying to imagine where those pieces will look the best. I don't want to put too many holes in the walls, so I'm taking that slow.

My studio is mostly organized and ready for me to work.  I have started working on both drawings and clay pieces...mostly custom work.  I have to catch up after being in the moving phase of life for two months. I am certainly glad that is over! Not being able to go into the studio and just think and create is very difficult for this 'introvert'.  That is my peaceful, relaxing time that I look forward to every day.  I get a little down when I have to be away from home/studio for anything....even if it is a fun outing.  But since we moved to a new part of the state, I want to make the effort to get out and meet people and do things that are unique to this part of Arkansas.  I have to get out of my comfort zone to do this.

So, moving also forces you to make new friends and routines. I have been able to re-connect with some old friends and connect with new friends!  Both are nice to have, since I did have to leave some longtime friends behind.  So, I look forward to doing things with my old and new friends here and creating new routines.

We ran into someone from Blytheville Saturday! We stopped to get some sandwiches to take home for lunch and across the room was one of my former students/co-workers from BHS!  (Yes, he was one of my OLD students in the 7th grade AND I worked with him at BHS too. )  It was nice to run into a familiar face for a change. That was a normal thing back in Blytheville, but that does not happen much when you are new to a much larger community.

“Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends, never lose a chance to make them.”          ~Francesco Guicciardini



  1. This is a really cute illustration. So sweet. :)

  2. Stopping over from ARWB! Blessings on your new home and on your new connections :)

  3. Thank you Alexandra! I appreciate it so much!

  4. Hi Jamie! Thank you for the blessings! I hope to connect with more bloggers too!


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