I’m Back, finally

It seems like forever since I’ve posted. We had an amazing time in D.C., walking our legs off going to museums and monuments everyday. To say it was inspiring would be an understatement. I have not even uploaded the pictures yet, just trying to catch up on home-life and things first. I did finish this piece. I saw so many beautiful works of art my head is simply swimming. I was itching to get back in my studio and put some sketches to good use. This one is titled ‘Remember‘.

On the home front, we came home to the upsetting news that my step mom has Breast Cancer. We won’t know anything more until Friday, but I would so appreciate your prayers. My family has been through this battle before, twice with my dad and once with my step dad, all with good outcomes, so we are being as positive as we can about the battle ahead.

I have much more to share, but not much time today, I am getting ready for a speaking engagement with the Southwest Missouri Art Teachers Association this Saturday. The president of the assoc asked me to demonstrate some art journal techniques after reading my article in Somerset’s Art Journaling. I am looking forward to this opportunity.

16 responses

  1. Hello PamI certainly missed you and I’m so glad you’re back.I’m so sorry you are having such a worrying time and I’m certainly praying for your step-mom. As I’m on the other side of the world in New Zealand, please know you have now got prayers going 24 hours. Life seems to be a series of give and take doesn’t it.All seems to be going along happily until we get news like you got and we enter this black hole.Have faith Pam, be strong as I’m sure you are.I’m starting your VJ wworkshop tomorrow and just can’t wait.But I was devastated to hear I can’t get a copy of ‘Art Journalling’ to take to bed with me. I will certainly buy the digital copy but it’s a pity they can’t do a re run as I’m sure it would sell.Take care and God Bless.Shane

  2. Pam: I’m so sorry to read about your step-mom! I will include her in my prayers. Congrats on your speaking engagement. It’s a great opportunity whenever new doors open!~Nancy

  3. Happy you had a great time in the place where I was born!!! Yep, DC. And I pray that your have an awesome time tomorrow giving the journaling lessons…they are going to be blessed for sure!!!xxxBevie

  4. So sorry to hear the news about your step-mom. I hope everything turns out OK! I love your new drawing and it sounds like you had a very inspiring trip. Are you in the Springfield area? I live in Iowa now but grew up in the Mtn Grove area, 60 miles east of SGF. Small world! Loving the Shades of Gray class and can’t wait for the Visual Journalism class to start!

  5. Hope springs eternal!!!!My thoughts and prayers to your family. I’ve missed having coffee with you in the mornings. When did you find time to do “Remember”? She’s just beautiful.

  6. Sorry to hear the news about your step-Mom – sending healing thoughts and prayers her way – Love the piece on this post – beautiful! and congrats on your speaking engagement – btw D.C. is my hometown – it’s always fun to hear other people’s experiences visiting – I feel truly blessed to have grown up there – glad you had a good time – Reva (Los Angeles) CreativeRebelGal.blogspot.com

  7. Wonderful, the face is very expressive, specially the eyes.I love it to visit your creative blog.Best wishes Anja

  8. Hi Pam It’s great to see you back ….tooGood luck with the talk on saturday .Can see or read you had a good time …. Sorry to here about your step mum , sending her love and hope things go well this friday .Love Lorraine x

  9. It is good to have you back. You were missed! Sorry to hear of your step-mom. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery.Hope you enjoy your speaking engagement. I wish I was there to hear you.Good Luck. 🙂

  10. Welcome home, Pam. Best of luck at your speaking engagement…those are lucky teachers, getting a private journaling lesson from you !!Prayers and good wishes for your step-mom and her full recovery. 🙂

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