waiting for something good…

I told myself I would write/post something here everyday. Whether anyone is reading this little blog of mine or not, I need to use this space to share a little bit of myself. I need to inspire and be inspired.

It’s been hard, laying here day in and day out healing but dying to get up and out. I dream about running (which I actually hate doing), riding my bike, gardening, sewing….it doesn’t even matter that it’s still snowing here. It only matters that I can’t do what I want to do, when I want to do it. I try to do what I can from bed. But I need- desperately NEED- to be creative in some way!

Mostly I feel like I’ve been waiting a lot. I always think of “the waiting place” from Dr.Seuss’ Oh the Places You Will Go. The book warned me that I would find myself in that place sometimes. And here I am. I am trying to make the best of it. I try to do more than just watch television shows on Netflix. Some days that’s all I can do. Some days the waiting gets to me and it gets me down. Other days I kick the waiting place’s ass and make something, like some necklaces, or a blog! What I’m really waiting for is freedom. And health. I am waiting for my life to re-start. I am anxious to start cooking again, cleaning even! And even more excited for some of the things I already mentioned- being active, being outside, sewing….something good!

opposite of far on etsy.com

Opposite of Far on Etsy

Opposite of Far  is not only this blog, but also my little shop on Etsy  where I sell my dolls and other child-related art. I have been making and selling stuffed animals, and other childrens accessories for about 4 years. Up until January I had sold my goods at local art festivals and shops. I wanted to expand and decided etsy might be  the perfect place to start.

This summer I will be participating in the Bloomington Fair of the Arts and the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange on June 11 in Indianapolis. I am toying with the idea of applying for Renegade in Chicago (September) too…We’ll see!

For the time being, I will post etsy shop updates here, on facebook, and on twitter!

thinking in color

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I sketch and draw dolls- outfits, accessories, costumes. I look through fashion blogs & magazines to get inspired then I draw and draw. I love taking the drawings and making them into real dolls. I am anxious to add costumes, accessories and outfit pieces into the collection.

leather & beads

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Making jewelry is my new obsession. It’s something I have wanted to start but never have…I have all these supplies and beads and interesting charms collected over several years. And so finally, I got it started. And once I started, I couldn’t stop. This is just the beginning of a new collection!

Hello world!

Nice to meet you!

So, I am finally doing this. I am finally delving into the blog world in order to connect to other artists, share a bit of my world, and express my appreciation of other artists. If you are reading this, WELCOME! And thank you for reading!