Saturday, February 20, 2010

9) New finds: Beautiful handmade creations

#39) htt://, beautiful silver and gold jewelry.
Innovative and creative designs grabs your attention.

#38), jewelry and paper sculptures

#37), photography and photo jewerly

Caregiver's journal, 2/21/10

Hello, Thank you to all who have come by and continue to give support and prayers. Life has been rough lately. My 86 yr. old mother has middle stages of Alzheimer's. My mother does have some good days and some really bad days. It's hard at time when she doesn't even remember my name, even if I care for her daily. It's been an experience caring for her.
She's become the child and I've become the parent. Her life is simple, with no care or worries. She looks at life through a child's eyes. Things are fresh and new. She happy to attend "senior day care" 2x a week to see her new friends and teachers (administrators), smiles with ice cream smeared across her face as she eats her dessert, happily eats snacks throughout the day, regrets she soils her clothes with food she ate for lunch, stops to touch flowers, and is proud she went to the bathroom all on her own (it's potty training from the very beginning).
I'm glad I have this time with her, even if it is difficult. It's something that I can never get back once she passes.

I've gotten some extra help with caring for my mom, which has giving me some rest and time for my art.
I apologize for not posting on Etsy or on this blog very often, but my time is very limited. I've created new pieces that is sure to please. Enjoy.

come visit my shop and tell me what you think?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Caregiver's journal, 2/5/10

My 86 years mother has been diagnosed with middle stages of Alzheimer's disease. I've been caring for her since her last two strokes. Care giving is very demanding 24/7. Most of my energy is spent caring, bathing dressing, administrating medicine, and tending to her medical needs.

My art business has suffered greatly. I had not painted in months. I've gotten too the point of not wanting to do art, but something continues to pull in that direction. So slowly, when I do get the energy, I've created new pieces and they given me a sense of peace in my world of stress and pressures of caring for an elderly parent.

Friend near and far, internet friends continue to support me as well. Thank you for all who have come to visit my site, read this blog and send words of encouragement.