Jun 1, 2014

Hello! My name is...


A little bird sent me an email the other night.  He let me know that my blog was one of his ways of knowing what was going on in my life.  Since I hadn't blogged in over a month, well, he was just checking in. So, for him, and for you if you were wondering the same thing.  I'm ok.  I feel like I have to start over in many respects though.

So.....

Hello!  My name is Amy!  I'm the mind behind Then She Made... and I am returning after a much needed break.   What have I been up to while I was away, you ask.  Well, here's a few of the things...

1- Hanging on with all my might while my kids finished up their school year.  Seems May is a crazy month of projects and parties.  It's over now though, school's out and I'm pretty happy about that!  (So are my girls)


2- I've been creating a little.  If you are a regular reader you know I kinda have a thing for robots.  I like to doodle them.  I have sketch books and scraps of paper lying around with little robots on them.  Plus, you know I like to work with clay so I decided to turn my doodles into into sculptures.  Wanna see?  Here you go...

    

The blue bot is my favorite.  He keeps me company at work and stares at me while I do my job.  I like the green guy too, especially his flowers, but the blue bot is my fav.  I created him first and I think because of that, he holds a special place in my heart.

I also made the little bird at the top of the page - I'm thinking some tutorials are in order.  Yes?

3- I've been changing up the blog. Did you notice?  I toyed with a whole complete re-do but didn't like it much so I just changed the colors and updated a few other things.  Got rid of the orange.  I like orange though so in the future it might come back.



4- I've been doing a little bit more photography.  My camera died for a bit, which was hard to deal with but it's back and so am I.  It's been good to be behind the lens again.  Tonight Miss M and I went out at sunset for a quick little mini Senior photo session.  Yes, my Miss M is headed into her senior year - eeek!

5- And, speaking of photography, I've made a little home over at Instagram.  If you'd like to follow me over there you can find me at thenshemade.  Seems I'm on Instagram more than any other social media platform these days.
6- And, last but not least, I've just been working on trying to find my happiness again.  It's been a crazy year and I feel like these last few months I've just been trying to find my place and where I fit best.  There's been happiness and sadness, family issues, health concerns, and well, just life - it happens.  I've learned that most of the time you can't control the things that happen to you so the best thing to do is just to work on becoming your best self. 


Life is about creating yourself and remembering that you are your own best work of art!  I'm working hard on trying to remember that because it really does affect your over-all happiness.

Anyway, I'm back - thanks for sticking with me!

8 comments:

Lynn said...

Amy - I'm glad your back - I've been following your blog for a while but have been a lurker!! Just wanted to let you know that I really love your blog, have missed you whilst you been away but totally appreciate the need to recharge and re-evaluate. I'm glad you are moving forward.

Lynn

ps love your robots - too cute!!

Sarah Ogden said...

So glad your back! I have been checking your blog daily

jaki said...

I am glad to see you back and would love a tutorial on the little bird. You are so generous to share with us all :)
Now I am off to find you on instagram!
Jaki.xx

Kat said...

I am so glad you are back! I've been checking in often and sending prayers your way. I hope your time off renewed your spirit. And your new clay creations are so awesome! I'd love to see a tutorial, esp for the birdie!
Katrina

Jil ~ said...

So happy you are back!! Love your creativity! Love all of your clay creations. Please do a tutorial on them all.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back! I have missed you and have been worried about you! You are so creative and talented!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back ! Thanks to be here again.

Cathy said...

I was glad to see this post! I too have been checking your bloc daily. I love your clay creations-- so cute. You're so creative! Love the pics of your beautiful daughter!