hi and welcome!

i'm dawn.
depending on who you ask, i'm not really old yet. but it's safe to say that i'm definitely getting older hence the nane of my blog. i have a sweet husband who i lovingly call "mr. nobody tells me what to do" or mr. ntm for short. he refers to himself as an ego-maniac with an inferiority conplex. i love him. i have a daughter who i refer to as the peanut butter kid or p.b. kid. she is my joy. and two girl dogs, madame clicks a lot (gracie) and twizzle tail (molly) who are the yin and yang of doghood. gracie is all about peace and stability, molly is energy personified. i have many wonderful friends. i am very lucky.

all my life i've had a relationship with art. i was fortunate enough to have been tagged as one of those kids with a certain knack for it and that afforded me lots of different opportunities to explore what i loved doing. i went to college on an art scholarship and i majored in studio art.

but here's the truth....i've never been able to actually figure out what my relationship with art really is. in early years, it served purposes for me......it was my lifeline, my identity, my validation. it helped me secure money and win awards. i embraced it, i rejected it, i wrapped it around me like a big, heavy, dark blanket, and i've also been very afraid of it.

and so, i've started this place to try and figure it all out for myself. being a social worker, an artist plus being older, i take things in.
now's the time for me to learn how to put it back out just for the sheer joy of it.

thanks for stopping in.