sooooo, the journey begins...

sooooo, the journey begins...

I can hardly believe it but this is my first post on my new BLOG!!!!!!!! Try to imagine my excitement as a "child of the 60's" who is an artist with no formal technology training and finally is reaching the point where I can now post my own blog!  I have my bright, technology savy, patient and loving son Ryan Ballard Munn to thank for his help and training. We are still working together on this endeavor because I still have my "training wheels" on but I am feeling the same excitement I did when I received my first 2 wheeler with training wheels for my birthday at about age 5.  Next in line for credit for helping behind the scenes has been my wonderful, understanding daughter-in-law Jen who had to work miracles to keep our two grandchildren, Lily age almost 5 and Charlie, going on 2, entertained while we worked at night late or behind closed doors.  Let me add a special thank you to my lovely husband Roger Dalrymple who kept our two 4 legged "kids", Jaz and Rosie so I could go to Charlotte to work with Ryan. Thank you Ryan, Jen, Lily, Charlie, Roger, Jaz and Rosie! I could not have done this without you.

I would also like to thank Jenny Mendes who inspired me and gave me the courage to create a blog. Though she does not know it, following her personal, beautiful and informative blog this past year has helped me decide whether or not to do a blog. Following her blog has also helped me to decide what I would like to share and what I would be comfortable sharing.  So thank you Jenny for being the inspiration you weren't even aware of!  I also appreciate my friends who supported the idea of me starting a blog. 

This entry will represent those first "baby steps". I hope to approach my choice of material with much the same wonder a baby must have when it steps out into a new world because it has now learned to use its legs. I can only imagine of course but I am thinking a baby must see before it the potential of an infinite number of paths and directions to take. It cannot make an intellectual decision at this point so it must follow its instincts and intuition.  Having observed my son when he was a baby and now my 2 grandchildren, they seemed to move toward and first reach out for things that are familiar. Then they become more independent and more adventurous and begin reaching out to those unknown things that attract them!   I hope to approach this blog in much the same way...

In this first entry I invite you to check out moments in my journey as shared through my blog.  Alice

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