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Welcome to Renaissance Magpie

It’s been a long time coming, but I finally decided that not only did I want to get back into blogging, I needed to.  And while I fully understand the need to maintain a professional website to brand yourself, I also didn’t want to limit my topics of writing to just a discussion of my latest poem or artist trading card (ATC) or mixed media canvas.  That, to me, seemed way too pretentious anyway.

So, I decided to separate the professional from the personal (slightly) and establish a space where I could be as distracted by the shiny as I want to be.

It’s been a long, long journey for me over these last 5 years, but I am finally in a place and space where I can safely say, “The bitch is back,” and what better way to celebrate her return than to put myself back out into the world with my own brand of observation and take on life, the universe, and everything.

To that end, I thought that the image here was perfect.  This was my first foray into a new (to me) background techinque for art journaling – using saran wrap on layers of wet acrylic paint to create texture.  More importantly, the quote, “She believed she could.  So she did,” is one that I remind myself of every day.  I have never failed when I believed in myself.  Only when I stopped.

On that note, I fully expect this blog to evolve in look, feel, and content as time goes on and you share with me what most inspires you. So, welcome to the nest – and stay shiny, my friends!

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