Wednesday, February 27, 2013

the flower vase

Come on over and read about the newest member of the creative Late Bloomer flower vase, who happens to be our first man.  It isn't just women who creatively bloom later in life.
The Late Bloomer site (click here) is a site I host where I share stories of creative Late Bloomers, "adults who bloomed late than normally expected".
I am a creative Late Bloomer, as long as I can remember I bloomed later than everyone else in everything.  I believe along with blooming late is conviction to "just do it".  Or, at least, that's how I feel.  For 2 years now I have been on this creative journey that has opened my eyes and heart in more ways than I could have ever imagined.  I've had many twists and turns, happy moments and not so happy moments.  Yet I am still thirsty for more.

I want to share stories of other creative Late Bloomers
to inspire and encourage others.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit, I hope you will return.

Monday, February 18, 2013

late bloomer

Every Wednesday at I feature a story about another creative Late Bloomer who has bloomed later in life.  A Late Bloomer isn't determined by their age.  According to Wikipedia "a late blooming adult is a person who does not discover their talents and abilities until later than normally expected". 

Does this description fit you OR do you know someone who it does fit? I'm always seeking new late bloomers. Email me at
 If you haven't checked it out, yet, you should.  These are some awesome women (hopefully I will introduce some men soon) who are sharing their stories.


Friday, February 8, 2013

liberate your art 2013

I really want to encourage all of you to join in on the fun.  I did this last year and I got postcards from all over the world.  It was awesome to meet artits from France, Italy, and Israel.  All you do is have some postcards made of your artwork, you don't have to create something new.  You already have what it takes. (have you heard that before?)
Just click on the link below the photo to learn more.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

today I.....

      Today I turn 60 years old.  

 Usually I don't give to much thought to what my age is but this one had my attention for weeks.  I asked my friends and family not to do any of those black balloons or over the hill type sentiments because I was having a hard time with this number.

Needless to say the question I have been pondering is,  "why is this bothering so much?"  I've asked myself the question and journaled about it.  I came to this conclusion.
 I am no different that I was yesterday.  I didn't get more gray hair than I had yesterday.  My body doesn't ache anymore than it did yesterday. Some of my body parts (ladies you know which ones I'm talking about!)  aren't sagging anymore than they were yesterday.  I didn't wake up with more wrinkles than I had yesterday.  I'm sure by now you get the point.
I am no different than I was yesterday.  
It's all in the attitude.

My husband arranged a surprise birthday dinner on Sunday and invited all of our kids and grand kids.  At one point I had taken my granddaughter to the bathroom, she was talking to me and calling me Grandma.  There was a lady in the bathroom who said "you don't look like a Grandma".  I smiled and said thank you then came very, very close to telling her that I was almost 60, too.    I held myself back deeming it was too much information.

I confessed to my husband that part of the reason that this birthday is bothering me is that I have discovered my creative passion in my art and I have so much I want to do with it.  By getting older I felt that my time was running out and I may not get the time to do all I want to do.   Logically I know this is ridiculous but it was real in my heart.
Once I said those words out loud and heard myself saying them  it was like a light bulb had gone on. 
What I've known all along is there are just some things you can't change and getting older is one of them.  What I can change is how I react and that is what I am going to focus on. 

Today I celebrate my life.  I will celebrate all the benefits that come along with being a creative Late Bloomer .  I am alive, alert, awake, enthusiastic!

 I'll wear my tiara and go about my life, full steam ahead.  

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