So has it really only been 1o months since I started maya*made!!? I'm so grateful to have found a medium for sharing my ideas... so are my friends and family who were ready to see them actualized, already! Thanks to all of you, I stay constantly inspired and motivated to keep making and writing about it. Your loving and supportive comments make me unspeakably happy. Your personal e-mails have been so thoughtful. Even if you just read, but never check in... I feel your presence and appreciate your visits. So here's a look back at 2008... what a full year! Here are some shots from the early days:
and these will look more familiar to most of you:
I'm so happy to be ushering in 2009 from a place of total relaxation and rejuvenation. By the year's end, my life and the many projects that keep filling it had taken on a frantic edge. As you can see, I've been making up a storm. Finding the path to balance as a mother/partner/crafter/artist seemed to be slipping out of my grasp. I desperately needed a break and some distance to reflect on this amazing whirlwind of a year. Enter my loving husband... he saw my need and made sure my family and I took the vacation of our lives! We just spent a week off the Florida coast on Sanibel island. I might live in the Northeast very happily, but I grew up in Calfornia and have Puerto Rican roots... I respond very well to warm climates and ocean breezes! After I go through all of the pictures, I will share a few. The photographer in me went a bit crazy with the new flora and fauna, but I promise just a few! I'm coming home calm, centered, and ready to make this upcoming year even more memorable.
I have many exciting projects in store and will be sharing more details as they unfold. My goals for 2009? Many, but my big one is to inspire you to have faith in yourself. We all have the ability to create beauty. Trying new mediums and practicing different techniques is a wonderful way to learn. I hope you'll jump in and try something new with me in the upcoming months. Here's to gaining new skills, spreading beauty, and loving our own two hands!