Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Coming soon to a computer near you!

Can you tell that I'm pretty excited about launching my Etsy shop? Nervous, too. Really. I'm just a little bit worried about cards collecting dust.... That the money I spent getting real cards made may have been better spent on something else... like groceries :)

But I just felt that the time was right. I do a lot of dreaming when it comes to my art and photography, but I find that taking steps to actually DO something with my art and photography takes a little more effort. And commitment. And confidence. So, we'll see.

Opening date: January 1. You can mark that on your calendar!

Tomorrow is the last day of the semester at school. My students are finishing up benchmark exams, and I am ready to get to the whole holiday shabang-thing under way. I've ordered my Christmas cards (a bit late) and am getting the house finished up for Christmas AND for my daughter's 18th birthday. (Geez, when did that happen? 18?)

You should have heard me on my drive home today. I was singing  trying to sing along with Francesca Battistelli's "What Child is This?/First Noel." I can't even begin to tell you how many times I pushed the back button to hear it again. And again. Her voice is so pure... and the music in this, the drums, everything, is just beautiful. You can find more of her songs here, including her new release called "Strangely Dim." If you're like me with hundreds of plans and dreams swirling about, this song may be just what you need to hear right now.

P.S. Today is my sister, Traci's, birthday. She's pretty much my #1 fan (along with my other sister, Parris, and my sweet mother-in-law, Lurline) when it comes to my art and photography. Happy birthday, Traci!

4 comments:

Kelly said...

I'm so excited for you Roban!! I'm hoping that I can get a chunk done for my shop-I'll come visit you!! Please wish Traci a happy birthday for me. 3 more days until winter break!!! Yippee

miruspeg said...

The date is marked on my calendar Roban, although being a day ahead I'll check in on 2nd January!

Loved how you described Francesca's voice - "so pure", I totally agree and it is a beautiful soulful song. Her other song "Strangely Dim" is a great upbeat song - I loved it.

Hope Traci had a fabulous birthday. ♥♥♥

Hugs
Peggy xxxxx

Jamie said...

Hooray so exciting about the etsy shop it's going to be amazing!!

Lisa Gordon said...

How exciting this is, Roban, and I wish you the very best.

A very Happy Birthday to your sister!