Monday, December 29, 2014

Change is the Only Constant

I was one of those folks who was always resistant to change.  Didn't like it. No way. No how. Then I became one of those folks who wanted nothing but change.  I wanted my circumstances to change, the people in my life to change, the world to change. There are a lot of days when I have felt stuck in a rut not realizing that I was the one creating the rut.

I'm not what one would call a great blogger. By that I mean consistent.  When I blog it's on a whim. I don't plan. Perhaps I should.

Perhaps I should. 

I'm resistant to schedules. I've tried making a schedule for myself in past years and always feel like utter crap when I don't live up to them. Maybe it's because I tried to schedule 6 mile runs at five in the morning.  :)  So...other than getting my daughter to and from school, the occasional doctor or hair appointment I resist setting anything down in ink.

Perhaps I should use a pencil?


Recently I have felt the need to change how I do things. Change how I think of certain things. Gently guide myself into writing down some actual goals, taking a baby step towards a goal and writing it all down in my planner. I am beginning to think that I need a little bit of a schedule, an actionable routine.

I came up with Kreative Notions sometime back.  2008?  I have been resistant to letting it go. The vision I had when I started this blog no longer speaks to me.  Perhaps it never did which is why that initial spark never broke out into a fire. I have learned so much over the years and have started doing things in my art that I never imagined.  I've also learned a few things about myself and have come to a place where I can embrace these things and give myself permission to be them.

Changes are a coming.  I've created a logo and chosen a new name for  The transition will take place over time as there is much to do (all that paperwork and red tape within the county, city and state).  Initially you will see this within the social networks:  IG, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I am also preparing a brand new blog.  In essence this will be the final post here other than to guide you to the new site when it's up and running.

Oh! You want to know what it is?

First let me share that I have an affinity for turtles.  When I was a growing up I had a friend whose father called me "Myrtle the Turtle."  I never really liked that nickname, but not too many years later they moved across the country to return when I was a teenager.  It was a huge surprise to walk in from school one day and hear, "Hey there Myrtle the Turtle!"  I was really very happy to see them! But I asked, "Don't you think I'm getting a bit too old for you to be calling me Myrtle the Turtle?"

"Nope. You'll always be Myrtle the Turtle to me." {followed by warm hugs}

Not to long later they moved back across country and we lost touch with them.  My friend's parents played a huge role in my childhood life and as I grew into adulthood I began remembering the gifts they left in my heart. It was then that I became attached to turtles. They have become one of my totems. Representing how I live, love and work....slowly and internally.  I am an introvert.

Needless to say, I collect turtles (as well as dragonflies--but that's another story).  A multi-color, doodled turtle was necessary for this change.  The name has taken a few turns as I strolled around the inter-webs seeing if anyone else was using the name and a few were. All good things though. I finally came upon the one that spoke to me.

Okay. Here you go!  

What ya' think?  I hope you will join me in the New Year at Motley Turtle Arts, follow me (Blog Lovin', Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) and share this new journey with me. I will also be offering updates by email. I'll share links and more info as it comes together early in the year.

with bushels of joY & gratitude,

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