1. Seeing positive in the negative.
There's good news and bad news. The bad news is that the theatre company I run is broke. We had to give up the lease on our office and move out. We cancelled our spring 2011 productions as well. It's all tragically sad in a way that I'm not sure I have the words to express.
Here's a peek at just a few of the show postcards from our eight seasons:
But hey, we are survivors and have decided to spend the next year focused on developing some new work on a quiet and casual basis. We figure we'll take a look at the financial landscape in a year and then figure out where we stand.
I've done a lot of soul searching about this one and a little bit of crying. But I have decided that there is a bright silver lining: more free time! Yay! Perhaps this little hiatus will allow me to focus even more intensely on the visual art side of things. So, there is some positive in the negative.
2. John H. Snyder PLLC
Very, very proud to share that my husband, John, has left his big law job to follow a different dream: he has opened his very own boutique law firm! I couldn't be prouder of him. It's a daring and brave and scary move, but he's a brilliant attorney, so I have no doubt that he'll be successful!
He has been open for two weeks and he is so super happy and relaxed. Got to love that!
I used some new stencils from The Crafter's Workshop to create a layout about how proud I am!
Thanks for letting me share all the news -- good and bad!
P.S. I thought I'd mention that while it was very easy to create a layout about piece-of-news #2, I haven't been able to scrapbook about piece-of-news #1. But I have talked about it in my art journal for months. There's some divide in my brain about layouts having to contain polished thoughts while my art journal allows for more sort of raw emotional rambling. Anyone else experience this?