The notes home started in second grade.
Dear Mother of Bea, Bea is a delightful child to have in my classroom but she has a tendency to daydream and talk to much. Would you have a word with her. Ms Second grade teacher, Ms Third grade teacher, Ms Fourth grade teacher and so on.
My mother had three words for me, CUT IT OUT.
It didn't take. I still daydream, I still talk to much, I'm still silly, friendly, willing to share my lunch with you if yours sucks. I still like to play and my adult wish sent out to the Universe was, "I wish I could spend time on art like I did in second and third grade."
And, so I spend time in my studio, painting, gluing, sewing, chair dancing, talking to the departed that hang out in the studio, collecting pretty fabric and tons of what some people call junk.
I am true to my buddies and although I got kicked out of Girl Scouts, Dance class and Modeling Classes for the Young Lady, I do play nicely with others.
I have a mind of my own, rather bizarre thoughts about how the worlds work and what happens when they collide.
Somebody asked me, "What's with this blogging thing?"
I blog because I wanted my family to know the masks and hats I wear when I'm not Mama, GrandmaBea or Auntie. I wanted them to get to know me as a person. I wanted my friends that lived to far away from me to be able to stop by and see what I was working on, making, creating, complaining about, learning and just thinking about stuff.
I knew that if I was true to myself, wrote what was on my mind that people who were interested would find my blog. That one post would have somebody nodding and saying, "Oh, yeah, been there, got the t-shirt" or "Hey, I didn't think of that" or "Cool, I want to do that too.:
I've shared names and books of people that have inspired me over the years. I'm mulled about seeing the world through a child's eyes, I've tried to share techniques when I've tried something new.
I love blogging. It works for me. I've met so many new people from all over the world. I visit their blogs and read about their lives. My family and friends have tuned in to see what's going on or see what new photographs I have taken.
Everybody has encouraged me from their emails, comments, phone conversations and just coming into the living room and saying, "Wow, that was a good post, today."
THANK YOU ALL OF YOU SO VERY, VERY MUCH.
75 people have taken the time to let me know that they pop in every once in a while or daily to see what's happening at Dog In The Hole. I appreciate that.
I appreciate the folks that come and visit and slip away quietly. Thank you for taking the time.
1000 posts is a lot of talking. Apparently, I've found the perfect, outlet, for me. Sorry, Ms, Second Grade teacher and all the rest of you. I'm sorry I was out of turn, I wish I had a blog back then, I think I would have been a very happy student then.
If you are a FOLLOWER of my Blog,
If you leave a COMMENT on this post,
Your name will be entered into the Brewer's Baseball cap and Sunday morning, Riley will reach in and pull out a slip of paper with a name on it.
That person wins ART CLOTH by Jane Dunnewold.
If you are interested in being in the give away, be sure to leave me an email addy so I can contact you.
THANK YOU AGAIN and I hope we are all together for the next 1000.
NOW GO CREATE! :)BEA