about me

November 2018: I didn’t want to delete where I started as it has much to do where I am six years later and although things took a turn, yet again, it took a good turn. I know own a used bookstore, make journals and am learnng mixed media art. The most up-to-date items for sale are on Instagram and Facebook. I have a few in my Etsy shop, however most sales are made from my used bookstore, Ye Olde Bookshoppe, in Wenatchee, WA, and Instagram, it’s just easier 🙂 I also try and upload to YouTube as time  permits.

I make journals using my own materials, digi designs by others, random junk, scrapbook paper, etc.  I make different styles as well. Junk Journals (my fave!), mini albums, sketch and watercolor journals, etc. I hand dye my own coffee paper and assemble the covers myself. I make my own bookcharms and tassels, and even my own paper beads.

Greetings, my name is Ana. The last couple years my life has changed dramatically. I went from having a full time professional job with my husband and I making plans on what we would do now that we were soon to be empty-nesters, to being unemployed after 14 years when company-wide lay-offs hit, and gaining custody our three year old granddaughter. Through some soul searching, taking time to figure out my new priorities and some serious goal setting, I am now working towards becoming a published author, a long-term secret dream I plan on turning into a reality!

Like many others I found my way to what I really want to do the long way.  I don’t think I would have ever found my way here if I had not stepped out of my comfort zone to try some new things.  It was scary however, if you don’t change what you do, your situation will not change either.

This blog will be about my personal journey on the changes in my life and I hope to meet others in similar situations so we can learn and grow together.

A warning, please don’t bother proofreading my posts as I don’t proof read myself. That is not the point of my blog. This is a place for me to get my ideas out. I am saving my mad proof-reading skills for my book 🙂 Namaste

 Collage I created in the past representing goals I have

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