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Sunday, October 19, 2008

MOVING DAY: Freak Out or Just Draw Up Your Dream Home

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This last week was stressful. What can I say? I'm busy posting to my blogs, drawing and writing for my Pop Culture Blog and Retro Graphic Novel, creating Halloween Martini Recipes and Halloween Finger Foods and the recipe cards for both those blogs, as well as working on the same big ad campaign when I get notified I have to move by the first of December! (BTW, you can see some of my latest novel sketches and Halloween art at those links above and you can buy my Halloween designs on apparel, home items and gifts at my Halloween Section of The PopArtDiva Boutique.)

Crap! Moving is a pain at the best of times, at the worst of times it is hell - sorry, but that is the only word for it! It's time consuming, back breaking and costly! So, what did I do? Spent the first part of the week being a good little artist during the day and doing my work then spending my nights tossing and turning as I fretted over being "put out on the street" with no idea of where I'll go. And then my kitchen faucet sprang a leak - like I needed something else!

Then I got some great encouragement from my fellow baby boomer Diva, Joyce, not only from her personally but from her great insights on her blog. She gave me a great affirmation: "I am being led to the perfect home for Pixel and me with everything we need to meet all our needs plus some pleasant- surprise extras!" which made me realize I could use this development to change my life for the better and move into a better home!

Thanks to Joyce, instead of griping and complaining and stressing over the move, I am now manifesting a better home for myself and Pixel! I have started sketching the home I want - the kitchen, the bathroom, the bedroom, a patio with great big private walls - making sure I put myself and/or Pixel in the picture somewhere!

It also helped me enjoy celebrating Pixel's ninth birthday on Friday too! She got a new "bed", some special "cookies" and a horribly annoying toy that she adores because it's motion activated, noisy and wiggles when she whacks it on the floor! Thank the Universe it's cover is velcroed on and I can give it a wash and replace the batteries! Happy Birthday 2 Pixel! Noisy Days 4 Pixel's Mom!

I am visualizing what I want in pictures and drawings! A picture is worth a thousand words, so they say, so these sketches should have some great manifesting power and magic! I'm leaving where the home is to the Universe though I am picturing perfect weather and a lot of martinis outside on my patio in the evenings and coffee in the mornings!

It's better to see this as an adventure and an opportunity for change for the better. Not only does this reset my emotional vibration but it's really helped me to get a decent night's sleep and eased that knot in my stomach! Not to mention I have renewed my creative energy!! You can see that from the Pop Art Pet Portrait I finished for Traveling Bob!

  • I am extremely grateful that Joyce is my friend!!
  • I am grateful for all the birthdays I've had with Pixel and all the birthdays I will have with Pixel in the future!
  • I am grateful for the ad campaign which creates work for me.
  • I am grateful I have the ability to draw my visions and create my world with a pencil and color.
  • I am grateful I have a friend who's coming over to fix my broken kitchen sink faucet too!
  • I am grateful it's almost Halloween - one of my favorite Holidays and my favorite subject matter to draw at this time of year too - I just love the combination of oranges, greens, purples and blacks.

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Beverly Mahone said...

This was a good post to read because it tells me the connections within Boomer Diva Nation are valuable and we can inspire each other in so many different ways!

Pop Art Diva! said...

Bev - The Divas of Boomer Diva Nation are awesome - the support is just what women need to enrich their lives in our later and better years!

Joyce Mason said...

Terri, it is good to know I could help you. I think my compassion was Giant Economy Size on this one, because I hate moving so much! The sketches look fabulous, and there's one thing I didn't mention. You could use Pixel as a homing device. Let her sniff things out, and if she leaves her mark on the lawn, it's probably the one, LOL! Also, watch for any tell-tail wagging when you read the ads to her. You do, of course?

Pop Art Diva! said...

Joyce - your comment reminded me of the time I was looking for a place in Phoenix for when I was there doing shows in the winter. I was looking for a spot to park the RV while I did the shows.

My other little dog, Shadow, picked out the spot by happily running around, wiggling her tail and piddling all around the space she liked - that was the one! I kept that "temporary" winter home for 8 years during the winters!

Anonymous said...

Dear Pop Art,

Oh, yes, I do believe that you will have the best new home ever!



Pop Art Diva! said...

Thanks Sally - I think so too!

Karen O'Bannon said...

I've been out of touch lately. Didn't know you were moving or how much it was stressing you. But don't worry. It's going to be great. Before my family moved into our current house, I so didn't want to leave our old house for sentimental reasons, even though the move was for the better. Today I barely remember that house.

Pop Art Diva! said...

Karen - I don't mind new houses, I just don't like the process of moving, packing and finding the new home, lol.

But it will all work out for the better!

pam Archer said...

Thank you for inspiring me today, Terri.

You do the best job of making lemonade out of lemons of anyone I know!

I believe you are on to something. I think I will make drawing so my goals and dreams and hang them on the wall. When they become reality, I can take a picture of the real thing to hang beside the dream. You should do this, too. You perfect home is already prepared for you. I can't wait until you see it for the first time.

Pop Art Diva! said...

I can't wait until I find it!!! Time is getting short but I keep positive and am still looking.

Stephanie said...

Love your blog! Thanks for visiting mine and leaving a comment! I'm following your blog now!

Have a Beautiful Night!

Pop Art Diva! said...

Thanks Stephanie!