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Hi! My name is MaryAnn , in a nutshell , Im just a city gal who left the city to live life in the desert with dreams and a family I love very much. Im just an artists , tryin' to live my dreams , go where they take me , and just see what happens.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Looking back at 2010 !

Boy! I have come a long way in one years time , I must say ,after all I went through in 2009 I can seriously say wow! I have accomplished so much , even though to me , it was slow , you can't really think about how long it took to get their , because as we all know , its never enough for ourselves , we always think we could have done more or better . I've learned this year that we can't keep punishing ourselves for how far we have gone or not , we just have to keep going . Above is a photo of a bag I completed for a magazine submission . This was so much freedom to finally finsish something I set my mind to do , and I wanted to give up so many times like I had in the past with so many projects that I had never completed because, I would say it wasn't good enough , their was always an excuse . When I finished this , I had finally broke through my own barriers . I couldn't believe it! I was so proud of myself , because I realized that I can do it! I did do it!
I look at this past year & think wow ! Artfully I have done alot , even if its a little bit everyone , you have to be proud of yourself ! Remember , you always make these excuses and whatever little bit that you have done , you have done alot! You have !

An art journal I made for Bombshell Stamps . I became a Bombshell design team member & I was so proud ! I had been wanting to be on this design team for a year and I am Miss October , I knew after I had accomplished this ,that it was a start to breaking my fear to try , to keep trying, that maybe it was a sign from the universe/god to keep trying , so this was the beginning of goin' for it!

What are signs you say ? Well messages you just get from God or the Universe .The coincidences that you get everyday . You can be talking to yourself in your head at the market for example,and the person in front of you answers your question , they don't know you , and you didn't talk to them but they anwered your question and you trip out for a second and go wow! that was weird. You don't only hear them but see them in everything or anything . The picture above is an example , here is some spilled milk I was filling up my grandbabys sippy cup and I spilled a litle , I said to my daughter , " Look! theres a heart shape !" , it was like God/Universe was reminding me that I am loved , no fear!

Like I said , messages come in different ways , this picture above me was another sign , and I took this one to heart . I was doughting myself on everything I was doing , and not to mention , everything was getting in my way , like dropping everything for my family or rushing here and there for my remodeling plans , and one day Dave and I decide to go on a hike , it had stopped raining where we were at and all of a sudden their it was a rainbow! I knew wow! I really have to believe in myself , thats what God/Universe wants me to do , just keep doing it no matter what!

So I keep art journaling to keep my mind in check LOL! I have done many art journal videos on Youtube if you ever want to check them out heres where to go Artful T.V. by the Maryannk
I have enjoyed my artful world and meeting all of you . Thank you for inspiring me and I am sure you will continue to inspire me this next coming year . Life is what we make of it , we live this life now , and by golly we better make it worth it for ourselves , and I can say that I am doing just that !

In conclusion to the end of the year , what I've done this year , most of all , my hubby Dave who is always been supportive of me and I of him , and I can't wait to embark on our newest project we're doing right now musically , we have come a long way together , we just had our 21 annivarsary and we say, " Wow! we have survived alot together ! ", and my daughter ,our grandbaby Athena , we have all come a long way as well , we now get along with our girl Krystal Rose and most of all which I didn't know how long it would take but it came sooner than later , my grandbaby's daddy , my daughters boyfriend , Preston . We all get along now and well what can I say I am proud of my little family I truly am!

I must say , I 've truly had an awesome year in 2010 , and 2011 will even be a better one .
Have a Wonderful New Year all and thanks Valerie Hart for suggesting we do this , it was awesome to all my Wishcasters , Fellow Fliers at Kelly Raes taking flight e-course , to all the Ning sites I am with

Thank you for your friendship and I will see you in 2011!

Happy New Year to you all and thanks as always for listening!

Luv always ,

MaryAnn K.


  1. Way to go MK ... awesome post ... Happy New Years and Thanks for all of your awesomeness on FB

  2. great post...I love how you said when you were making the bag you keep wanting to give up but you worked through it...I think that is how we get big creative muscles...thanks for sharing!!

  3. What a lovely post MaryAnn and oh my gosh a beautiful family and granddaughter! And that rainbow photo! Wow! I really enjoyed reading your accomplishments and what you have pushed through. I can SO relate to it all. I am wishing you Love, Peace, Prosperity and lots more ART in the New Year!

    xoxo Valerie

  4. Thanks ladies ! Lets have a grand new year , shall we ? : P