I've been missing for a while but with good reason, I promise.  Me and the long time partner, Matthew, got engaged! Yay! Although I was pretty sure the cutie was stuck with me forever before that, it was still exciting and romantic.  We also decided to stay and live in Virginia and bought a house! So over the past months we've been moving across the city, all our belongings and making this house a home.  Of course, that meant our studio spaces were a boxed up nightmare. I'm happy to say, that nightmare is almost over and I think my studio is almost fully functional, as well as definitely being used again! (Nursery Art and some other images, coming soon!)

But of course, no life changing event series would be complete without the mother of all creation efforts,  Matt and I are expecting our first baby!  That has definitely thrown me for a loop in a lot of life efforts, and I've been dealing with all the pregnancy symptoms one might expect, but mostly that of complete and utter exhaustion.  Its really hard to put a studio together when you have no energy, and you're not suppose to lift and move heavy things.  But, we're working it out, and little one on the way will be coming into a pretty artsy, loving home.  Matilda Eloise is due around the 12th of July and is currently doing well in utero, dancing up a storm all night long and making her momma pretty wide in the belly. We're at 31 weeks now, which feels insane.  I can't believe how fast time has gone by.  I guess with all the things happening, it helps.
Besides the impending birth of our first born, Matt is also graduating with his Masters in Fine Arts in the next week, so the exciting times continue.  And he's not done folks! He plans and has already been accepted to start his Masters in Information and Sciences? (Its a technology geek, librarian thing.) But it sounds like something he'll really enjoy, so we're super excited for him!

Me? Well, if you can have a quarter life crisis, I had one, and besides starting a family, I wasn't sure what else to do with my life. I know the things I like to do, but with the job world looking so bleak and having had some rough jobs in my recent past, figuring out where to go has been a bit difficult.  Luckily, I've had the support and love of my Matt, whose been helping me, gently and with a firm kick in the butt, to get myself in gear.  So, I'm building up inventory and rubbing my hands together as I start to get myself and my work up and running and ready to be sold again.

Yes-sir-re, exciting times are ahead. And I'm sure little Matilda, in between feedings, will be a great inspiration.  So, stay tuned, share my stuff and the love, and smile. 

Love to all.

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