January 26, 2011

This is my one hundred and first post.

" Try to live your life in a way that you will not regret years of useless virtue, and inertia, and timidity. 

Take up the battle,

take it up. 

It's yours. 

This is your life. 

This is your world."

- Maya Angelou


Maya is my new love right now.

Did you know she didn't speak for years of her childhood? 
because of a traumatic life event.

But she fell in love with poetry and started reading it under her house. 

She said that she realized her voice did not leave her. 

But she left it.

And she hasn't stopped speaking since. 

I am encouraged by her. She is such a light in this world. she is so warm. kind. and smart. 


I happened to glance at something on this site that told me I completed 100 posts. 

I can't believe it.

I started this blog months ago with my baby nephew on my lap. I spent most of the time listening to music and making a header... but I knew that in order to get a wider audience and to see what would happen... I had to brave the world wide web. 

I never saw myself as a blogger. In fact I had an aversion to the word - blog. I seriously thought blogging was not going to last.. you know... like AIM.  no one is doing that anymore. 

And, I was scared mine would become a teenage journal. 

or be boring.

Except that I started following a couple blogs. And they weren't boring. And one was beautiful because it was honest. and one was hilarious.

And the blog world started looking like the cool table in the cafeteria. 
and I wanted to sit at it.

and I wanted to give my work a chance.

So I started trying. 
And still am.

Currently without a net. 

I feel slightly like a fugitive on the run. 

(Which could be a real feeling. or could be because I watched a TV show yesterday about fugitives. and I take on emotions that aren't mine sometimes.)

But I have escaped the cubicle. And the main goal is to stay out of trouble.

So I spend lots of time thinking. and refilling my tea cup. an inordinate amount of times.

Then reminding myself to just work. 

because at the blink of an eye I can call one of 3928103812 friends or family who will say- GO WORK. 

It's all fine. 


So I made this recently. I have a few versions now.

And this is my latest completed project, 

Really fun to come up with some invitations for a Bridesmaids Breakfast 

~Florida style.

Sweet ribbon envelopes.

Sewn on paper flowers.

lace teacup.

And also- hotel room reminder cards. 

Precious events call for precious invites. 

*  for special projects, contact me at abernathy.parade@gmail.com to discuss details.

But keep alert. Some puppets are coming. 


A new coffee shop series is coming.

and I have to get more tea.


1 comment:

Debbie B. said...

Congrats on 101 posts! I have the same fears/doubts about blogging and you are right, best to go in with no net :). If you put up what you love ... chances are that we all love it too! :)

i love music. almost more than everything.