Life is Messy & Hard

It's been a difficult ride here as of late. Life has a way of knocking you off balance, if you were balanced at all to begin with. Sometimes you think you've about got it handled when BAM! It kicks you in the shins.

One thing I know for sure is that we are resilient. I am resilient. And I've got about a third of that thing called Irish stubbornness in me too. :)

I've been stuck in a vat of darkness. I've been swimming around in the mess and clutter and having grand pity parties in my head. I was fighting against it. I don't know why I do that because I believe that when we fight against something, we get more of it. It steals our thoughts and energy and just keeps piling it on so we get more and more of it. So I stopped. I let it ride.

and then I started to purge.

I've been purging a lot of our home space lately. We moved into this small house from a much larger house more than a year ago and I never did get to a point where I felt like we were home. It's been very difficult to breathe or relax. My art space is about a third of what it was. A lot of it has been purged too.

And now, now I have decided that I need to release some of the art and other projects I have made over the past few years. I have gathered together some things I have made that weren't originally intended to be sold. During my current purging session I decided that I simply had to dig deeper and let things go. It was time to be ruthless in letting go and that included art that has been stacked and waiting for me to find a space for them. This collection of Motley Extras is not going into my Etsy Shop, they are listed right here on my website. Currently I am shipping these items in the USA only, and the prices include shipping fees. Some of these items received a great deal of praise and love on social media so I'm hoping they find good homes. 

Here's a little preview of what is available today.