Monday, August 30, 2010

New Beginnings...


With endings comes new beginnings, with sleep comes an awakening, with death comes new life... look all around and see the design that God has created. Every tree, flower and field knows this simple circle of life. The old me must die so that I might be born a new and become the creature that God has designed, I am sure the butterfly does this with much more ease than I.
And so I enter a newness of life that God has set before me and I wake each morning with new expectations of what He has for me.

Closing Vintage Living is finally done and it was more work than I had anticipated. I have a lot more work ahead of me trying to find a place for everything. (my kids have threatened to put me on "Hoarders")


My Helpers...




Last Load...

I have to thank my guys Tim for traveling and giving his weekend to break his back and especially James for working hard in the heat and giving up every weekend for the last month.


Tim my son in law and James my son




Helping me start again...




My new studio space at The Water Street Studios. I am a resident artist at the WaterStreet art gallery.   I look forward to getting to know all 30 artists here in this creative community. It will be fun putting this studio together and learning more wonderful ways to create. There are many great classes to take and one of my first classes will be welding and portrait painting! Sound fun?
The gallery is open to the public and there is many events planned this year. I am so thrilled to be a part of this and look forward to challenging my art.
Thank you, to so many people who have supported me through this transition with word and deed.
I have missed blogging and I have missed visiting all of you... I will be really busy getting ready for the Creative Connection in Mpls. on September 16 - 17 -18
I will keep you posted but I am down to the wire on this one! 
Yikes...

Blessings
Rebecca

29 comments:

  1. Rebecca,
    I wish you the best at the gallery...I know you will do great there!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. Rebecca,

    You just have to appreciate the ride, if not enjoy it. If you think back to other changes in your life; years later you can look in the rear view mirror and see how they brought you forward to a new place with just as many joys and blessings.

    For someone like you with so many talents and creativity, this is one of those wonderful times of renewal, throwing off the sludge to reveal a wonderful new path.

    So here ya go...a big hooray for what you've accomplished and a big Whoo Hoo for what is ahead.

    my very best wishes

    Suzan

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  3. Wishing you all the best as you embark on this new adventure! I have no doubt you will rock it, my friend!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs,
    Anne

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  4. Wishing you the best of luck, and I´m sure your new adventure will be great. Can´t wait to see your new studio.
    ~ Tina

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  5. Rebecca!! You will triumph no doubt about it and now that you have cleared away your past your future is bright on the horizon and you can focus on the new adventure with a cleared path. Cheers to you Amiga!

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  6. This sounds so exciting and loads of fun! Best wishes to you on your new venture. ~ Angela

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  7. I know you will excel in this new adventure of yours.
    I know you must be exhausted but even if you don't get a chance to visit please keep posting so we can see how you're doing!
    Wishing all the best!
    xx
    Carole

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  8. So are ya tired?
    I was going to call..But need to update my "Becca Numbers"HaH!
    You know I am So....excited about the studio...and the amazing new path your life has taken!God has great plans for you!!!

    I am here...thinking and praying for you!
    (Because I know you are much too busy to chat...I know you are spending every waking monent getting ready for the Creative Connection) Right?
    Oh you know I am kidding and that I love you bunches!
    Blessings my friend,
    Donna

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  9. Aww. The doors opening are something to cherish. I'm thrilled and excited for the new for you. God continues to bless! ~Mindy

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  10. Rebecca amor, I know this will be a wonderful new adventure for you! I am so excited for you at all the great fun, excitement & inspiration that is in your future, from redoing a new studio to all the amazing classes you will get to participate in and just imagine all those inspiring people you will get to meet! I am so happy for you amor, for the thought of all the possibilities headed your way! Hope to hear your lovely voice & catch up with you soon! Love & huge hugs! Besos, Rose

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  11. Rebecca,
    Beautiful post my friend. I have thought of you so often these past weeks. I know closing the shop must have been so painful, but this new studio & the prospects sound really exciting! I also believe God has a plan, we just need to listen & be open. I hope you have an amazing time at Creative Connection. Can't wait to see the new space. Lisa

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  12. Hi sweet Rebecca!! It's so good to see your post ~ and I know this next adventure in your life will be a wonderful one! You're so talented girl, I can't wait to see more of your beautiful creations ~ change can be such a wonderful thing even if it doesn't feel that way at first, sending you love and hugs, Dawn

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  13. Rebecca, I have no doubt in my mind that you've been "shown" your new path. Your words speak volumes and show your beautiful faithful heart. It's so exciting to watch a butterfly emerge!
    Debbie

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  14. It sounds as if you are happy and excited about your new beginnings and that is what counts in the end. Big hugs!

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  15. Good morning Rebecca ~ It has been a while since my last visit...wishes to you for all the best as you take your new journey. ~ Rebecca

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  16. had no idea you were re-opening ...
    need to catch up with you!

    hope all goes well ...I know it will

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  17. Dear Rebecca,
    This is realy a new adventure, and a new life,-
    I`m sure you will feel great about it, when your new studio are done, and you are there creating your beautifull art,sweet dear.
    I wish you all the best and hope we will hear from you here,---now and then.
    Blessings to you sweet lady.
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  18. I am so happy to read that you are embrasing this change and have so many plans for the future Rebecca. What a hard worker you are, not to mention an amazing artist. I will be keeping track of you better in the future I hope. I have been a terrible blogger of late, but life takes so much time, doesn't it?
    hugs

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  19. AAAHHHHHH!!!!
    I am breathing a sigh of relief for you...
    BUT, WHHAAAT???!!!
    You are already in your new studio, planning on new classes and filling every moment I am sure!
    I am with you in spirit, Becky!
    AND have tons of fun making your new space YOU!!
    annie

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  20. I wish you all the wonderful blessing you can imagine in your new lifestyle. Change is good.
    Love
    Marcie

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  21. Oh, my! Such heart wrenching pictures of everything being gathered up....I am looking forward to seeing what the new doors have behind them for you.
    ox
    lynn

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  22. ~♥HI! SORRY I HAVEN'T VISITED IN AWHILE, BUT WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS & PRAYERS! CHECK ON YA EVERY ONCE IN AWHILE, BUT DID NOT COMMENT TIL NOW. SAW A GAL WHO HAD A SHOP BY YOURS AT THE SANDWICH,IL FLEA MARKET & SHE SAID YOU WILL BE MISSED! I AM SURE YOU WILL DO WELL AT WHATEVER GOD LAYS UPON YOUR HEART ♥! YOU ARE BLESSED WITH LOVELY TALENTS! MEBBE WHEN YOU ARE FREE & HAVE THE YEARNING FOR A ROAD TRIP... E*MAIL ME & WE CAN GO JUNKIN' TOGETHER IN IOWAY! SOME OPEN HOUSES AT SOME WONDERFUL SHOPS COMING UP WITH SOME GREAT TREASURES! VERY HAPPY FOR YOU IN YOUR NEW VENTURE.. HUGS & BLESSINGS, VIKKI ♥~

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  23. Dear Rebecca, much fun and success are wished you in your new venture! Sweet partings and new horizons!
    Blessings,
    Diane

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  24. God Bless You Rebecca.. I can only imagine how hard you & everyone worked to get the job done. Your words are very true & inspiring.. for there is never an end to it all just a new beginning and more work right.. it's just getting there somewhere in between that's the hardest part but I believe God will always take us to be where we are supposed to be.. I am in the process of moving my home when I look at your clean space & filled truck I can wait to be there. I am very excited for you & know that what ever you touch will only give all beauty & love. xoxo laura

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  25. Rebecca, I'm sure you're feeling a bit melancholy about the closing, but excited about all of the new possibilities. I regret never getting down to your shop before. Wishing you the best in everything.

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  26. Hi Rebecca,
    it was an heart warming experience ,peeping thru your blog ,you have a lovely collection wish i could have some of it too,i througly enjouyed reading and looking around your blog ,its simply fabulous.
    all the best for your venture in the new place,i am sure Lored will bless you there too and make you a blessing as well.
    do visit me some times , if you can
    good wishes
    happy weekend too
    luv
    Rachana

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  27. Congrats on the new career move! I love the shot of the U-Haul with the door having to be strapped instead of closed! Best of luck!

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