Defining who we are…what we are made of. Our values, our dreams…not someone else’s idea or definition of who we are or what we should be doing. It’s not easy as it seems; it’s not easy to truly clear our minds of the clutter, of the voices that sometimes speak louder than our own. To question “why?”…
My absence from here, from the industry, was necessary…for my health, for my family, for myself. Over the past few months, I have dealt with an incredible amount of betrayal and deceit by professionals and fellow artists in the industry…so much so, it affected my health…and I realized that I had to walk away and question whether I would ever return. The continuing fight to protect my ideas and my work was exhausting and it made me question whether it’s really worth putting my art out “here” anymore.
I am saddened, disappointed and disillusioned at the behavior and lack of ethics of so many fellow artists and professionals in the industry (including those in my own publishing company) which I have kept quiet about until now. I am happy to say that I have been released from my contract with F&W and will be pursuing other publishing companies for my next book.
So, I return now with a stronger resolve…but not without change. I will now be focusing my efforts on my mixed media art, photography and writing, posting only on my Crafty Girl blog. I have decided to have one home for my work, for all that I put my heart and soul into. Streamlining my efforts will leave me more time to do what I am meant to be doing…create and write!
I truly hope that those of you who have been so wonderfully supportive of my work here will come along as I brave this journey of change…And a very heartfelt thanks to all of you who left comments, inquired as to how I was and voiced your concerns for my well being…your words were truly appreciated.