Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to you......

Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday dear Steve!  Happy Birthday to you!!!!

I love you all around the world!

Love, Me

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wordless Wednesday......

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Oh the goodness...

It's good to trade....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Creativity Bootcamp - Day 4

Today lots of photos of flowers, leaves, grass, wood, hot air balloon, my sweet dog, and the sky - oh the clouds were spectacular this day.  Just look at them.  Puffy and ruffly in their shades of white, gray and blue.  And just look at that bright blue sky shinning through.  This photo was my favorite - out of all the photos of the day - and out of all the clouds shots - I would go for this exact shot again if I were able. 

(random editing of the same photo)

Creativity Bootcamp - Day 3

Creative Buzz Kills......Oh I am sure we all have them.  They come in all shapes and sizes.  It could be a person you encounter once or someone close to you.....I do not have any creative buzz kills close - I have been blessed with a very supportive family and group of freinds.  Most get it - if I encounter any that don't to them I say right here and right now.....'s ok that you don't like or get what I do, I respect your opinion, but that is what it is - just your opinion.  Here is fact - I am a creative force with beautiful ideas flowing freely - an artist!

Other creative buzz kills can be silly things like too much time on the computer, getting easily sidetracked or not focusing. 

But the biggest creative buzz kill?  Probably me.  To me I say.....
......Stacey - step out of your own way and believe in those beautiful ideas that flow freely.  Put your big girl panties on and quit worrying about that fear of rejection - it's an opportunity to grow!  Enjoy the process - which is the good and the bad.  GROW!  Organize, dedicate and work through it.  Show you art to all you meet - introduce and celebrate your artist self!  Everyone will love your confidence - everyone that matters that is.  By opening up about your creative self you will network and attract the right people to help you to continue growing as the artist that you are.  You will unlock those treasures within you and your success will be beautiful - everything you dream of and more. 

Hello - my name is Stacey Curry - Artist and Owner of Star Hitched Wagon™ 
Artisan goods for the Girl with Roots and Wings!


Creativity Bootcamp - Day 2

boot camp
In creative news......I am participating in Creativity Boot Camp.  Our coach is Maegan of Madeline Bea Photography - my medium of course being jewelry - not photography.  I am really enjoying it - it feels good to sit down and write out thoughts that come from the journal prompts.  The community of support, the prompts, the loads of inspiration from the fabulous flickr gallery, connecting with other artists who are on the right path - those who have found their confidence - which of course inspires me to keep moving or understanding those  who might struggle with calling themselves artists.  It causing me to dream and put my dreams in written form, helping me to set goals, hold myself accountable and get out of my own way.  And the creative prompts - they are stretching me to think of new inspirations....what comes to mind with just one word.....I love it.  If you are interested I have posted my creations on the Star Hitched Wagon™ blog.

So here will be my place to post my journal prompts - read or don't - either way it's all good!  :)

Day 2

I call myself an artist - to myself, also to family and friends.  I am confident enough to put it in my email signature or talk about it in blog posts and on facebook and when surrounded by other creative souls.  However, if I were to meet you today - just a stranger in a bookstore or a fellow mom at a pool, maybe you work with my husband - and you asked me what it was I did for a living - I would respond that I am a part time preschool teacher's aide and there is a good chance that is all I would tell you about what I "do".  Don't get me wrong I love my part time job - it is fabulous - but it is not who I am, it a just a small part.  I am an artist - without the opportunity to create I could not function fully.  This is fact.   
I cannot tell you the number of times that I have missed out on possible growth - growth as a networking artist or growth as an artist who is a business owner selling her art.  I am too meek to hand out business cards - even when there might be interest - unless you specifically ask me one I might not give you it.  Silly - chance missed!
I can't say what other artists have that I think I am lacking - artists come on all shapes and sizes and are successful at so many different levels.  I truly think I have the qualities that make an artist - a passion to freely create what I feel needs to be created!!!  I know am an artist - I guess I feel like others won't care - or that possibly their definition of artist is different so they won't appreciate my art.  Stupid?  SO VERY!!!  These things, these opinions don't make me any less of an artist.
I know what it true - I create because I have to - I create because I want to - I am inspired constantly by the beauty around me - I am an artist.  

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Relax

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

One chapter ends and a new one begins....

(Warning - this is picture HEAVY)

We went home a couple of weekends ago to celebrate Megan's big day - high school graduation!  (Meg is my cousin - she and Macey grew up like sisters - my Auntie Carol watched Macey for me while I was still living in Miles City - they are a year apart -  they adored each other and really still do)   It was a quick trip but a great trip.  Lots of family and lots of fun!

The Custer County District High School class of 2010 - I remember sitting in that same first row Meg!  :)  Close to that exact spot I think. 

Mother and Daughter - my auntie Carol and my favorite 2010 graduate - Megan!
Along with Mr Regan, Mr. Ogolin and Mr. Annalora.  These three guys were all there when I was a CCDHS student, but they all have new roles now.  Mr. Oglin was my Biology teacher in jr hi and high school and now he is the principal.  Mr. Annolora was our choir teacher - now he is Vice Principal.  Mr. Regan was Vice Principal now superintendent.  Changes....

Grandma and Megan

Jamie and Jodi went all out with doing some fun party decor.  I just bought candy for the candy buffet!  :)

I remember her when she was that little like it was yesterday.  Where do the days go. 

Mother and Daughter again

Auntie Debbie and Mom

Auntie Jolene, my Uncle Bob, Abby and Megan

My great aunt Stella (she is my grandma's sister) and Meg

Jodi (my seeeester) and Meg

My Uncle Danny, Auntie Lori Megan and Dani Jo (my Mom, Carol, Joleen, Debbie and Lori are sisters)

Dad, Connor and my Uncle Jeff (who is my dad's brother)

Bethany and Meg

Megan and Maggie

Macey and Megan

John and Megan

Megan and Brooke

Brit and Meg

Meg and Jamie (my seeeester)

Jillian, Olivia and Meg

Bob and Steve

Dad and my brother in law Brady

Way to go Megan - I can't wait to see what comes next for you.  You will be a terrific spa/salon owner.  Maybe I can come to work for you as an aromatherapist - or better yet - when you need a line of terrific bath and body products and jewelry - I know a gal who can SET YOU UP!!  :)

We are very proud of you!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Is there a resemblance

Maybe!  Let's ask my kids - ok that was a bad joke - but when I saw this pic of me up on my blog - it made he think of....Here' Johnny.......  Random?  Totally - but that's just me.  :)

Friday, June 4, 2010

These are my people.....

.....while editing Megan's graduation photos I discovered something - we've got MAD photogenic skills!  Awesome!  Man we're good...I love these people!


 (this is the - she will rip your skin right off your body face)

 (note to family members who didn't make this page - please don't be sad - you are far to normal - be happy)