Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Welcome to Mi Vida Loca!

Hello and welcome to Mi Vida Loca! I am so glad you stopped in to check it out. Let me start by sharing with you a couple of reasons I started this blog...I wanted to have a place to share my art, to share my husband's art, and to admire & share other people's art that I find inspiring. I also wanted to have a place to "be me" with as little judgement from others as possible. You see, my husband is currently incarcerated and that's something that I may talk about from time to time but I feel the need to bring that up because I don't want to "trip" anyone out. My husband is not a bad person and he's not a monster; he's my best friend and he made a bad decision in getting caught up with some not so good people.

Another reason I started this blog is I'm an artist who lost her muse and I really hope to find her soon! I have all these cool ideas that are constantly popping into my head but I find that by the time I actually have the time, energy, and desire to create, my lil' Muse has spread her wings and flown away! Darn her!!! And even when I write my ideas down, lest I forget them, the end result is never even close to what I had envisioned.

Not only have I lost my muse, but I'm going through this stage where I feel like I don't have a "style" to my art. I've been playing with art and paper for over 6 years and at one time, I was pretty darn good. But lately...I find myself playing with different things (i.e. an art journal, mixed media canvases, a mini collage book) and while they're ok, I'm just not feeling them. I know I have it in me to be better but the magic isn't flowing like it used to. Hopefully these are just creative growing pains.

I hope that you will find my blog to be an inspiring, if not interesting place to visit. Please come again - I intend to post at least once or twice a week. Until next time, I leave you with a photo of a canvas I made in February 2010.


  1. Sometimes that happens and it just could be that you need to attend and/or resolve other things. I called them energy blocks...I know it sounds crazy. Those are my two cents. Don't force the creativity, work on the energy blocks, and then it will come back.

    Best Wishes to All your Endeavors!

  2. Hi Jennifer :) thank you sooooo much for the lovely comment on my freebies blog, it's a wonderful idea to create this blog, I love this creation of yours beautiful and poetic, just great !! wish you happy time blogging, I'm sure you will share with nice bloggers friends here. Don't hesitate to visit Paula in Tattered Gold, Kicki in Borzoi Mom, Betty in Gossamer Tearoom, or Ira in Ira's Creacorner, they're really nice and good friends. Hold on love, keep strong, wish you fun and happiness in creating, hugs