I forgot to share my painted cabinets...I LOVE the blue! Though I have run out of steam a little bit and am currently working on other projects so the final coat of beeswax is going a little (a lot) more slowly. I'm still surprised my husband chose this colour as I was sure he'd lean toward the softer grey-blue. Thank you VERY MUCH Jenny of Ava Blake Creations!
I also forgot to share the book I mentioned previously - UnMarketing by Scott Stratten. I really enjoyed it. The author was funny and the message was terrific. The tag line "Stop marketing. Start engaging." attracted me because I am not a marketing guru...in fact, my husband always tells me how terrible I am at it because, really, all I want to do is paint. I had initially heard Mr. Stratten speak and enjoyed his valuable information as well as the light-hearted way he delivered it.
The biggest thing I took away from this read is that I need to feel comfortable with whatever I do. I've learned not to give up too fast when I try something new, though, because it took me a couple of tries to become comfortable with blogging and then with facebook, but now I really enjoy both because I have connected with the most amazing people. Currently I'm confused about twitter but I figure if I give it a chance, I might begin to enjoy it, too. I really enjoy hearing what's happening in my community, what artists and friends are up to, and I get so excited when I hear of the successes and joys of others. I guess we'll see where this journey takes me next.