A Creative Dream

A Creative Dream

A little blog about the life of a somewhat lost dreamer....looking for my grace in this crazy world.

29 November 2016

And so it begins...again...

As many of you who have followed this blog over the years knows, the past couple of years have been difficult ones for me. I lost my father, made even more difficult a loss as I was the only family member present and had to make the choice to stop the life saving efforts.  Six months later I lost my beloved dog, and a few months after that, my niece lost her battle with a nasty form of brain cancer.  And, just to toss a bit more on the list, I moved.  So... as I count, that's four of the major life changes that can cause tons of stress.

And, trust me, it has.  But the light is coming at the end of the tunnel.  I've got my fingers crossed that the light isn't a train.

You will find that things will continue to change here over time.  And, I will let you know early on, if you visit only for all the free instructions, there will be a bit less of those.  I've come to understand that if I don't take my art seriously, if I give all of it away for free and provide all kinds of instructions for free, no one else will take it seriously either.  That does not mean there won't be giveaways, there will be plenty of those, and there will still be some instructions... just not as many.

On a positive note, my daughter has joined me in creating, so we'll be seeing lots more from her... and, as time allows, there will be lots more art available to you if you do want it... just keep watching here for what is available.

I'll be back this weekend with more to share!


Rita Montgomery said...

I'm so sorry for the crazy, hard year you have had. Quite a few years ago I had a year full of life changing events as well. The beginning of the year, I lost both my parents (on the same day), we bought our first new car, I got pregnant, I quit my job and we moved 500 miles away to Southern California. It was the worst year and the best year of my life. The light at the end is there to show us there is hope and beauty all around, if we but look for it. Have a wonderful week. Never give up your art. :-)

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Thanks Rita, it was tough, but definitely not as difficult as yours was that year.

I have this deeply held belief (ok, maybe I consider it more of an absolute knowledge) that each thing that happens to me is there to teach me. I learned much through the year, became grateful for those especially difficult times, because through each and every one of them, I had a glorious opportunity to grow. I learned much about holding space for others, and about giving myself space as well.

Life is nothing if not a grand adventure!

Robbie said...

So weird! I had to delete you from my reading list...I had over 30 posts from you...I had to just delete following you!!! Sorry!!! Not sure what is up...I might add back in within the week!

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

That's strange Robbie, I wonder what happened there? I didn't change any settings, so I'm not at all sure...but I am so sorry!

jinxxxygirl said...

I June girlfriend!!!!I'am so glad to see you posting again....Follow your Muse! She lead you to the light AND she's good at dodging trains! You gotta be quick! Seriously , I'm sorry to hear all you've been thru and i truly hope life has taken a turn for the better... I WILL miss all your generous tutorials but totally understand why there won't be as many and they are so not the reason i come to visit you. You inspire me to keep making my own art... and thats a priceless gift.

On a side note... you showed up funny on my blogroll ...You are at the bottom and said your last post was 7! years ago!!! It did not update to show this new one....I may have to take you out and put you back in , like Robbie said then maybe you will start showing up again... I'll figure it out.. Hugs! deb

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Wow, 7 years ago... I know it's been a while Deb, but that seems a bit too long ago. I didn't change any of the settings, just got rid of some of the old posts so I could make space, not sure what that has done to things.

I do hope I can keep inspiring, that makes it totally worth it!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Hi June! So glad to see you blogging again and that you're seeing the light at the and of the tunnel. I too hope it's not a train! Nietzsche was right: "That which does not kill us, makes us stronger."

Just FYI, your posts are showing up correctly in my Feedly app. I will continue to follow your blog. I love, not only your free tutorials, but ALL your art, your writing, your generous loving spirit and you ;-)

I'm anxious to see your daughter's art as well. It's fabulous that she will be joining you here.

Rocky Cross Studio said...

Glad to see you back I always enjoy your post and of course your amazing artwork!

ACreativeDream June Crawford said...

Thanks, Eileen. I'm not sure the last couple of years have made me stronger, but they have definitely made me changed. It's given me a different perspective most definitely.

I am glad to know the blog is showing up correctly for you though, and I most definitely appreciate your kind words!

As always Barb, you are too kind, if you want to see amazing art, all you have to do is look at yours! (But I luv ya for saying that!)