I had an easy pregnancy then, a startlingly difficult birth and post-natal health. I had undiagnosed preeclampsia that wasn’t discovered until 2 weeks after my due date. By that time, I was getting ill and my expectations for birth were shattered.
I was on a clock to preserve my health and the baby’s health.
The first painting I ever sold came from a vicodin-induced haze. I have no recollection of creating it. I went into a fit after my wisdom teeth were removed, vacuuming the house for bugs and creating several mixed-media paintings in the span of 24 hours.
I’m not busy.
It’s a strange thing to say. When is the last time you heard that phrase? Can you remember the last time you said it?
I am not busy. I have not been busy for a long time. It’s a choice and most people don’t understand.
Some may automatically argue that I have it easier. If only I lived their lives I would realize why it is so necessary to be busy.
I call B.S.
Here I go again on my own. Customers sometimes ask me if I have an Etsy shop. I have several reasons why I decided not to create an Etsy shop. Essentially, it doesn’t fit with my current values for Verderamade. Below are some of the reasons why artists and crafters might decide to strike out on their own. Continue reading
It’s time for the introduction and explanation.
Some of you may know me from my past blog, or my social media. Others, may just be led here from an interest in my art. Regardless, my purpose for writing is the same. I just love to connect with creative people.
I consider this a safe space and welcome your comments. In fact, I enjoy virtual discussions and brainstorming. So, please, feel free to add links to your own work in the comments. I moved my blog to be a subset of a business website because my focus has shifted.
I explore local businesses and events. Since I’m currently in Lynchburg, VA, you’ll see a lot of that here. And I don’t talk much about Liberty University. It’s there but, it’s not representative of everything in this town.
I encourage a handmade, minimalist lifestyle.
That’s why I started making and the focus of this writing. Careful consumption is springing up around us and gaining the most traction in online communities.
Feel free to introduce yourself and your blog in the comments!