Tuesday, January 25, 2011

One little word...

We are hurdling quickly towards the end of the first month of 2011.  It has been a GREAT month.

I ended 2010 feeling motionless in my personal life.    After reading this post. It just emphasized my original thoughts of what I want for 2011.

I want 2011 to be full of MOTION. I want to GROW......
I want to pursue my DREAMS &  my GIFT, the drive to CREATE.

Most of all, I want to be.......HAPPY......so I did some praying, reading, and soul searching and I am developing my out look for 2011.  Then I read this and afterward, I realized that I needed my special word for 2011. One word, something that I can say that would quickly remind me and bring me full circle while keeping me in constant pursuit of what I want for 2011.

My word is: 

What is your word for 2011?  Don't be shy, tell me!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

To sushi or not to sushi

Sushi platter: tuna, salmon & salmon eggs, shrimp, & mackerel:  pic taken by my Mom

When I was young, I was a hamburger girl.  Every restaurant my parents took us (me & my sister) to, we ordered hamburgers.  We did this all the time at every single restaurant. It got to the point where my parents started taking us to restaurants that did not have hamburgers on the menu....or at least that's what I thought.

So fast forward, many years ahead. I no longer eat beef and I request to go to a Sushi restaurant with my parents.  My Dad is a Sushi Veteran and I wanted the true experience of having Sushi in a state that is located near a real body of water and not a man made lake.  I also knew that my Dad was going to request that I try something a little different. 

We ate salmon, tuna, california rolls, spicy tuna rolls, salmon eggs, shrimp tempura and......cooked eel. Yes, I said cooked eel.  I actually loved it.  It was my favorite part of the entire meal.  We ended the meal with fried tempura ice cream and green tea ice cream.  I do not recommend the green tea ice cream.

So this story serves as a reminder to me that sometimes you just need to try something different other than hamburgers......

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A new year with a clean slate

Happy New Year!

I must admit that I could not wait for 2010 to end and 2011 to begin.  2011 has started with a bang...but you can not move forward with out reflecting on the past. 

Creatively 2010 was a good year but there is always room for improvement. My blog being on the list of improvements.    My initial goal is to have as many followers as FB friends. Sooooo..... if you are reading this, my goal is to lure YOU in by committing to posting more consistently.

As you can see, I have done some updates to the site with more to come.  I ask for your feedback. Let me know what you think of the updates (new header with my photo), posts, & content.  What do you like? What type of content would you like to see more of.  

While I continue this journey, introducing additional tidbits, I look forward to receiving your feedback.  Even if I maintain my one dedicated follower, at least I know that I am still evolving artistically.  Join me.

Looking forward to having you join me in 2011 on my continued journey.