Jul 19, 2011

...and One Thing Lead to Another: Anna Maria Horner

It's a couple of years now and I wanted to take a little time for thank you’s to all the women that inspire me in this creative journey I have taken up. They are an encouraging reminder of the full life one can have as a mom, wife and artist/entrepreneur. They show that one can have her cake and eat, too.

For starters, let me say that the first blog I ever read was that of Kim Miles.

Glass Beads by Kim Miles
Bead Magazine some fabulous torch fire glass beads that seem to hold the most beautiful pink roses inside. So, I Googled her name to see what else this brilliant person was creating, and there she was, sharing with us her gift in her blog. She even has a small tutorial on her site to show us how she creates these small gems.

Still, I didn’t think to write a blog. I got a new sewing machine instead, thanks to another friend who was also very inspirational and taught me a lot about sewing. She introduced me to GOOD quilting fabric and I fell in love with the designs of Anna Maria Horner. I Google her name, too and ran across her blog, where she records and shares with us of the wonderful and at times messy things about being an artist. She shares not only her inspirational space, but the truth of being a mom working from home, where things aren’t always perfect, but things get done and a family can be very happy.

The colors of her designs draw you in to her posts, but the funny stories of the artist’s life keep me reading, and every once in a while, it’s a nice break from m own busy-ness. One day as I was reading her blog, I saw at the top right hand corner a button that said “Create Blog.” I was sure it cost money and lots of time, but I was curious. So I dared pushed it, and the rest is history.
I am so thankful to those of you that continue to read what has become my little journey into oil painting and jewelry making, and giving me the opportunity to share with you what I find inspiring in others. I love sharing it with you.

There are other women that I have inspired me so, among them Danielle Embry, Samantha Lamb (a fellow Okie), Megan Hawkins, Leslie Lienau, Diane Hoeptner, Carla Anglada, Tracey Harris and so many others. All have been generous with their knowledge and experience, along with their witty stories of encouragement.

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