Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My brain is tired

. . . but content. I have just completed the design of 10 product sketches for a huge company that contacted me over the summer. Tomorrow, my oldest son is going to come over and help me get it burned on a cd which I am to submit by October 1. I am very pleased with each and every one of the pieces. I know that artists aren't suppose to ever be satisfied with their work, that there is always something that doesn't measure up for them, but I'm not that way. My creations are like my children. I love them just the way they are.

I didn't receive my instructions until September 8, so I have put most everything else aside to meet my deadline. Things have really started to pile up, but that's the way it goes. I will dig out over the next few days.

Life happens now matter what is on your plate. For me, this included hurricane Ike which filled my house with evacuees, my oldest son moving out, and my dear mother-in-law being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease - all of this in the last two weeks.

I wish that I could show you what I came up with, but they must stay under wraps. These are all pieces (except for one) that you have never seen before, but when you see them, you will see "me" in them. They are all my signature style. I didn't spend time seeing what else was out there. Instead, I spent time in prayer while I sought inspiration. Friends and family offered ideas that I was able to draw from as well.

One thing is for sure - my husband will be happy to get a good, home-cooked meal again! LOL!!


Sandy Michelle said...

Waaay cool that you submitted work! I can't wait to see what you created! I am the same way in that I am happy with my creations! In the end there are no mistakes when creating art. Sorry to hear about your MIL and i hope that there weren't too many damages due to Ike. Is your son the last to leave home? Anyway, I hope you get to rest soon! I have been in bed these last 2 days-with the flu!


Suzan Buckner said...

Congrats!! If they are anything like the little card that you sent me--I am sure you will be sucessful!! You are SO TALENTED!!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow!! That is HUGE news!!! congratulations--it's good to see good, talented people like you get noticed. Can't wait to see!

Sorry things have been so hectic for you...maybe things will slow back down to a more normal pace for you now. So sorry about your Mother-in-Law, God bless her--and that you and yours were affected by Ike, bless you all.

Smiles, Karen

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Oh T how exciting! I can't wait for things to be unwrapped so we can see your wonderful work richly rewarded! How exciting for you!! I know what you mean about things piling up but that's the way it always works.

I'm sorry to hear about your MIL and I know it has to be hard on the family. It always hurts to see a loved one afflicted.


karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its such a relief to hear a happy artist! I rarely do, and feel almost guilty that I am so happy with what I do!!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

WOW! Congratulations! I'm thrilled for you!
I can't wait to see them.
And give yourself a hug for me. It sounds like a stressful time...

Linda Crispell said...

Congratulations on all of your success!!! I can live vicariously through you for a while.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Teresa..So good to hear from you and thanks on My trip well wishes(:) I will have fun..LOL
you must be an artist wow
..I will check when I get back and read up on you
hugs for now,Patty

Loudlife said...

Wow, Theresa what a wild world you've been having. I'm sorry to hear about your MIL and I hope your evacuees still have homes to return to. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and say hello. I know you're a regular visitor and it always makes my day to see that you've been there.


Loudlife said...

Oh! And I forgot to say congratulations on the commission - wow!