A Journal of the Heart...
My name is Carolyn Osborne. I grew up in and still live in the Pacific Northwest. I was the oldest child of 3 kids and always very shy, and always an artist. However, I always stepped to my own drummer, which was not really popular in my family. One thing I never wavered on: I always wanted to be an artist “when I grew up”. I worked in criminal justice for 12 years and left it to become self-employed. Being self-employed has always revolved somehow around being creative. (sign maker, painter, glass artist, Sacred Embers). For the last 8 years, I had a gift shop/gallery that was in a fancy hotel. My shop only supported local artists. It was a fabulous childhood dream that came to fruition and sadly, due to the covid shut downs had to be closed.
I raised a beautiful daughter that has very recently made me a grandma! I love animals and was already a grandma to my daughter’s fur-boy Frites. And now life has become so much sweeter! My being self-employed for almost all of my daughter’s life has been a journey of ups and downs but in the end it taught my daughter to have a great work ethic and the ability to think and see outside the box. As she goes through life’s adventures it is lovely to see things that she does or says, knowing she learned it from you. And I have learned so much from my amazing daughter throughout life.
I just returned from meeting my grandson. Today is actually his 1 month birthday! I cannot tell you how beautiful it was to see what amazing parents my daughter and her husband will be and of course, I totally fell in love with my grandson, Enzo. He’s so handsome and beautiful and soft and ……my grandson!!!!! My heart is bursting! I told my daughter that if I died tomorrow, my life is complete.
It does make you think about the people that are not here to meet Enzo in person. My brother would be so pleased……….I miss those jokes he would make and the wisdom he would share. He adored my daughter and I know he is so thrilled. My grandmother, Enzo’s great-great-grandma, would be over the moon in love. I know that they are still with us and visiting in their own ways.
See, I told you this would ramble. I am a kind, very sensitive person. I tend to be me at all times. I feel that is important. I am one of those people that has a few very dear friends but am perfectly happy spending time by myself. I love helping people with Sacred Embers, but of course love working on all of my creations to include commission paintings. And from now until forever I will have Enzo on the brain.
If you ever have questions for me, just reach out, I am happy to answer.