The ups and downs of life.

Normally on my blog I do not get to personal but sometimes you just need to let it out.  This week has been a very long and emotional one.  My cousin Toby passed away this week after a very long battle with Breast cancer.  She was only a could of years older than me and her funeral was Saturday.  Sunday we celebrated my sons 7th birthday.  It is hard to go from one very low low to a happy high.  Today I really need the down time to prepare for the holiday with the rest of the family.  Why is it that our family brings out the best and the worst in us?  I thought I would have a some wonderful pictures of projects to show you this week.  However, I do not.   I will get back to showing some nice creations next week when hopefully my life resembles normal.

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About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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