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"Happiness always looks small when you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and at once you learn how big and precious it is." Maxim Gorky
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Back from a dream..
Well, I will make a short but very sweet entry about my trip to Ireland. What a place! I think it has been well documented about how green Ireland is and it does seem cliche but the truth is there really are about 300 shades of the emerald tone there and until you actually see it you just can't imagine how gorgeous it really is. Definitely a photographers dream! My dad and I had an amazing time from the minute we landed and heard the first lilt of the language to the last pint of Guiness in the Merry Ploughboy...maybe one too many but thats another story.Oh and by the way... the Guiness really does taste better there!
I am an artist trying to make a living doing what I love.Sometimes its photography, sometimes needle felting, sometimes painting. I live on a five acre hobby farm in a rural area 45 minutes from Victoria B.C. I was a letter carrier for Canada Post for 10 years and after too many commutes and a few successful craft fairs, I decided to take the plunge and quit to pursue a life in the "starving artist" category. The holistic success has been tremendous. Living and learning along the way about myself, the world, the business of selling your wares and how it all affects you. Its all good.To have the gift of living where I live, and being able to walk amongst the trees and moss is a joy in my life. You can view some of my creations through my etsy shop at www.farmlass.etsy.com