Ugh. I'm feeling kind of down today. I've been really missing my family back in Utah. My husband and I moved to Southern California a little over a year ago when he was offered a wicked awesome, once in a lifetime job. I've never been away from my family, so I have definitely had some rough days. Luckily I have my sweet husband to keep me sane and happy.
I never realized just how sheltered I had been in Utah. My parents are amazing people, but they did just about everything for me. Not that I am a lazy person (well sometimes I kind of am), but anything that was in the "grown up" range of responsibility, they took care of. I took a lot for granted living there. I feel like I have done a lot of growing up in the past year. Which is really silly as I am 26 now! My dad told me just about every day while I was growing up, to "never grow up". I think I really tried to do just that. Dad didn't want to let his little girl go, and being the naive girl that I was, I allowed it. It has been a difficult separation for both of us, but it has definitely been for the better.
I really miss them all. I have a lot of fun with my family, and enjoy their company very much. I really love it here in sunny California, but days like this are hard. I guess I will try to bury myself in some sculpting projects.
Sorry for the non-art sob story. I'll be back to normal tomorrow I'm sure. It's kind of therapeutic writing out my troubles. Don't worry, I won't be making a habit of it! In the meantime, here are a couple commissions I've worked on lately: