Remember Me??

Hi everyone, is there anyone out there?

MUAH

MUAH

Oh, good, there you are.

So I took a little break.  11 months or so.  I was completely overwhelmed with figuring out blogging schedules, things to post, making stuff just to post it.  You know how it goes.  So I stopped.  It cleared up a lot of things for me.  I recently quit Facebook and that created so much space in my brain that I began to miss blogging and writing in general.

So, I decided to come back.  To write, to create, to share, for all the reasons I started this blog in the first place.  I refuse to get tied down by schedules.  I’ll try to post consistently just so its not annoying for loyal readers.  But I can’t promise anything more than what I’m able to get done today.  I know now that this is actually a respectable thing to say.  I know my limits.  I know what makes me insane and what makes me happy.  And I know what I’m passionate about.

In the past year I’ve moved more and more towards “art” over “craft”.  I’m helping to organize and run a group of artists and a monthly art show.  Its super important to me and I have created so many friendships.  We put together out first Art Festival and it was a huge success.  Learn more about this project here.   I also run the instagram.  Working with artists and organizing events is something I’m actually pretty good at.  I’m a god damn professional.

I’ve also changed my name.  I’m using my maiden name on my art now.  Because my husband didn’t make any of it.  Why should he get half the credit.  😉  I have been a Fiehn as long as I have been making.  It was feeling fake to write Millies on my work.

I’ve always been super active on instagram and you can always catch me there.  If you are a tumblr person I picked up one of those too.

I’m really looking forward to getting back into this.  And I really REALLY hope that there will be someone out there reading.

 

Have you ever taken an extended break from something you loved?

 

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2 comments

  1. Daisy says:

    I’m glad to see you posting again! I haven’t posted to my blog at all in months, and not regularly for probably a year. At the same time there’s been a huge shift in the kind of things I’m making. I’ve been doing a lot of drawing andmixed media art, also playing around with bookbinding and printmaking. I’m still doing embroidery but not as much sewing, though I miss my sewing time very much and need to make more time for it. And I think blogging fell by the wayside while I was exploring — I’ve been posting quick photos to Instagram but not taking decent photos with the real camera and writing about what I’m doing. I’ve been noticing lately that I’m getting pretty wordy with my Instagram posts, though, and that’s probably a sign that I have enough to say about what I’m doing to start blogging again.

    On the subject of names — Daisy is a nickname, not my given name (which I only use when legally required to for the most part). I did a pen & ink sketch with a watercolor background for my dad’s birthday, and I signed it with my “real” name because I knew it would make him happy. But it felt very weird doing it. I sign my name that way all the time on receipts, etc but it felt wrong putting it on a piece of art.

    • Teresa Millies says:

      I hope you start blogging again. I felt confined by my art and my craft and my writing. I felt like I couldn’t cohesivly just move between them. By dropping and picking up I feel more myself. Writing/blogging is something I love to do and I will always come back to it sooner or later. Thanks for understanding what I mean about the name. I explained that I use MY name on my work and an older man said, you mean your maiden name. Sigh.

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