When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say,
"I used everything You gave me."
~Erma Bombeck

August 30, 2013

I am learning...

I am learning that as a stay at home mom, there is a never ending to do list with my name at the tippy top. You would think after 10 years of being at this job, I would understand that by now. 

It is 5 days into the school year, I have a 5th and 3rd grader this year. My baby is turning 2 next month! Time is flying by. 

So, while there will always be loads of laundry, floors to mop, bathrooms that need cleaning, vacuuming, dishes to do and meals to prepare. My soul still needs tending to. To do that, I need to create. 

With the exception of those moments when my children need my undivided attention and care, the small stuff can wait. This week I stole a few of those moments and reintroduced myself to my pens, markers and paper.

The result...

Besides learning that I can sneak some time in to fulfill my need to create, I learned how to watermark my work and how using my scanner and printer can help me reproduce these letters and personalize them for sale. Totally thinking of opening the Etsy shop again! 

By the way, this letter is a gift for my Jazzercise instructor Sally who is having a baby in the next week. I asked for her nursery colors and her baby girl's name to be. The nursery colors are yellow and black (as you can see) and the baby will be named after Sally's mother who passed away when Sally was just 18 years old. Sally wouldn't share baby girl's name with me, because she said it is a surprise. But she did tell me it starts with a B. I am so happy for her and can't wait to meet Baby B!

What do you to that makes your heart sing? I encourage you to find the time to do that activity every single day!

Happy creating!


  1. I love this! I would totally buy your art from an Etsy shop...


  2. Wonderful work Lanie! Inspiring!