E Komo Mai! Welcome to my blog.

I'm delighted that you dropped in! E Komo Mai: WELCOME! This blog is basically an online visual journal is modeled after a concept I learned of in psychology 101... waaaaaaay back in college. That concept was somewhere in the chapter on The Significance of Dreams, where it mentioned someone's theory on dreaming about a house usually means that the house represents you. So I have used my actual house (Mauna Lea Manor) to structure my blog. In different rooms you will find different aspects of my life; different interests I like to blog about. This is a way to bring a little organization into my life and thoughts for myself... (dreams are in The Bedroom, Family updates are in The Living room, etc.)
This also, I would imagine, make reading this blog more convenient for you as well. If you are a grandparent interested in seeing photos and hearing stories about my boys, but maybe not so interested in my bellydancing obsession: you can just read what goes on in The Playground. But if you are an Art Collector more interested in my latest work and information on collecting, but not especially interested in my personal life: you'd enjoy The Office. Mauna Lea Manor is sort of the foyer to all the other rooms. If you would like to tour my online portfolio, please visit: www.stephaniebolton.com.
I hope you enjoy your time here ;) & continue to stop by!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Neglecting the blog

So I got a little neglectful of dear ol blog- but here's why:
two upcoming art exhibits,
5 bellydance classes,
2 upcoming bellydance performances,
2 portrait commissions,
3 new galleries requesting work,
parents flying in for the holidays,
2 sets of old college buddies flying in too!
KIDS with field trips, birthday parties, christmas parties, end of year school projects...
Finding a new tenant for my beautiful, charming, but currently unoccupied studio cottage.
Husband just had a birthday!
But amongst all this fun stuff.... I knew three magazines were publishing my artwork this winter
Belly dance Magazine & Yallah & Zaghareet
but this was a surprise:

Somerset Studio Gallery!!!  Winter 2011 issue!!!

...I wonder what they published?  I don't remember what I sent in (that is pretty bad- my memory is getting dreadful, i swear!)

They suggested I set up a meet & magazine signing at my local bookstore
Hmmm... never done that before- it would cool to meet the other readers who love that mag in my town
Wonder if that is something I ought to do for the other ones, too- it would be fun to meet people in my town with similar interests
have any of you ever tried that?  is it a good experience?

...just so you know, I wouldn't expect too much quality reading here till next year- I need to hibernate for a little while and attempt to relax- hope you have a relaxing Merry Christmas & a Joyous New Year!

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