Compartmentalize

Ever feel like you are compartmentalized to the max? This page so represents the way I feel lately. So many things going on that are totally unrelated to each other and each seems to bring a different emotion with it.

I realize I haven’t blogged for a bit. I’ve been overwhelmed with both very sad and very good news. Many of you know from facebook that my stepdad (since I was 11years old) passed away after a very long health battle. I’m relieved that he is now at peace but also sorry for the loss to our family especially to my mom. This fills in one of the very large boxes of this journal page.

The same week that this happened I got the news that my 2nd book was picked up for publication. This had to be squeezed into a little box as well. I’m thrilled and very excited to begin work on this project and thankful for the opportunity. While all of this was going on we also hosted Thanksgiving for my husbands family with 14 guests staying for three days. Fun but a lot of work for my task saturated brain.

Another box is filled with the realization of another goal, my line of products has been picked up by Interweave Store and will soon be available through them.

Here are a couple of video demos to show a little of what these products can do.

I had no idea when I began that journey how long it would take and the amount of work involved so it brings a deep sense of fulfillment to me as I sent off the first shipment this week. I’ll post a link and let you all know when it’s actually available for purchase.

I know I’m by no means alone in this busy world, and I’m sure many of you can relate to my journal page. I would like to encourage you to create your own compartmentalized self portrait. It helps to see the balance that is sometimes not evident when you’re immersed in one particular emotion.

11 responses

  1. Hi Pam
    I watched both your videos with keen interest. The Mixed Media Adhesive address so many problems I have had with the old-style matt mediums. Thanks so much for creating an inspiring and informative video to explain this product. I will try it for sure.

  2. Wow, Pam – so sorry about your loss! this blog post comes at the same kind of a cross roads for me as well – new job, HUGE new responsibilities, and living away from my home and family for the next year. I’ve so missed working in my art – and this weekend I might have time. The compartmentalized portrait is such a good place for me to start. Once again, you fill up an empty place in my head just in time! Hopefully I’ll have something to share before the end of the weekend. And congratulations on the products!

  3. Sorry for your recent loss Pam. Congratulations on ALL that you have achieved. Love your work, love your book and look forward to the next one. I purchased the liquid pencil when it first come out, tried it, didn’t like it but now after watching the promo I am looking forward to getting back home (in a month) and trying it again.
    Dianne in Australia

  4. Thinking of you and your family, especially your mom, during this tender time.

    Have your first book and excited for the second to be published–as well as the debut of your new signature products! Congratulations and continued blessings to you!

  5. Condolences about your step-dad. At the same time, I’m excited about the new Liquid Pencil products, and I love how you express emotions/words by writing on the face image. Is the face stamp — the one you use in the new Liquid Pen video — available anywhere? Thank you!

  6. I know of these type of losses, it’s not easy,but our art work really helps:) I love the way you teach. I’ve watched some You Tube videos and have learned a lot, and used a lot of these techniques. Thanks so much for sharing..These products will be amazing, can’t wait to try them both!

  7. losses in our life are never easy and i am sorry that you are experiencing it. i have been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
    congratulations on all your achievements. they are well deserved! can’t wait to try your matte medium adhesive!

  8. Thank you for this post. I’m sorry for your loss and offer congratulations on your successes. This is Life with it’s ups and downs. I appreciate what you have written. Thank you again for offering this perspective. I look forward to your new book and your new line of products!

  9. That is a beautiful page, very poignant! Sorry about your recent loss…and congratulations on all your accomplishments. I know you worked hard to get where you are, so you should be very proud! I can’t wait to see your second book, since I loved the first one so much!!! Have a very merry Christmas Pam!

All comments are read and greatly appreciated!

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