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Sunday, August 9, 2015

My last post on Allspice and Acrylics...

*spoiler alert* still blogging.  just on :)

“Everything has to come to an end, sometime.” 
― L. Frank BaumThe Marvelous Land of Oz

Hi Everyone - Happy Monday...

I'm exciting to announce that I will NOT be blogging at Allspice & Acrylics anymore.

But don't be sad - it's a good thing!

I started blogging in 2011 after my very first art show.  After my surgeries, it was the first time I was exposing myself and my heART to the outside world.  After the show was over I was so sad for all the spectators to leave, I slammed the door to my room and bawled my eyes out as soon as I got home.

Setting up this blog was a way I could still create and connect.  I'd share my work with friends and family - a small network, but my creations were having a second life and helping me reach others - and that was all that mattered.

So that was my blog.  Until my doctors told me to just STOP eating and drinking all at once to heal a fistula.  Right, no big deal, right?

So you'll see in the 2011 posts I start counting day 1, 2, 3, 80...yes it's pretty miserable to look back on, I know.  Poor sick artist girl dying for an ice cube.  Even I feel bad for me reading those.

I stopped blogging when I said "enough of this NPO, I'm going to eat and drink because I'm human and I can't take this anymore."  The fistula didn't heal but I felt human again, at least.

I restarted my blog last February when my (then) fiance suggested I get back into painting then.

There's a line in my one-woman show that says "Whatever I do, I tend to do obsessively..."

Anyway, I explain the whole inspiration for my blogging in my article for the amazing site Beyond Your Blog.  Let me get back to my point.

My site came just last year.  I realized that my art, my show, my story...I wanted to use what I've learned from my own beautiful detour to inspire other people. I want my passion for creativity to come together to show the power of the arts as a means of personal expression, of finding an anchor in the midst of uncertainty, and as a connection to the world.  

So I spent the entire day yesterday (refer back to the "obsessively" line) transferring all of my old blogs, articles from and everything else to my main site  I'll still be blogging, but on one domain.  I have bittersweet memories of Allspice and Acrylics - the Allspice came from my love of cooking  - ironically when I couldn't eat or drink, I became obsessed with preparing meals for my family, go figure.

This is a step towards my new future.  Hopefully sharing how this ten year ordeal has enhanced and deepened my life with greater meaning and a richer purpose.  

I've got a story to tell and hopefully a message that can really make people live differently - or at least see things differently.

And that's what I think creativity is.  Not just arts and crafts.  Creativity is a way of seeing the world.  It's how my world felt beautiful through 27 surgeries, setbacks, trials and disappointments.  I created joy through gratitude, love and connection.

You can too.

So follow me on my site - I'll be blogging over there, plus you can see everything else I've got going on - my one woman show, my writing, my, that part's mine.  But everything else, I share!

Subscribe to my newsletter, check a few posts, a gallery or two, watch some clips - come on, I'm a theatre geek, I like attention.  Sorry.  Just being honest.

Before I Go...

I don't mean to spend this entire post blabbing on about me.  BUT CHECK OUT AMYOES.COM ok I'm done, anyway, also check out...

It's been a crazy ride on Allspice and Acrylics. And I can't wait to keep traveling...

Check out my new site and definitely let me know what you think!

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn't matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” 
― Paulo CoelhoThe Zahir


  1. Sounds like you have an exciting future.

  2. Oh I thought you're really leaving the blogging land. Good thing you're staying. :)

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