August 2016 Update: I no longer live in the middle of the USA. I have moved to New Jersey with my husband and his new job. We are loving exploring this part of the country. I’m still paying attention to gratitude, but I’m doing a wide variety of art these days. I have gotten into photography increasingly and have found such great support for my art in all media as I blog about it. I have found some relief from years of constant migraines. That has freed me up to express myself more fully.
I have been blogging for a few years and I’m ready to share some more information. My name is Jeanette Clawson and I am an artist living and working in a small town in Wisconsin. I am the mother of two young men and wife of the best husband in the world. This blog has changed quite a bit over the years, but it remains a repository of gratitude. It started as a way to share my gratitude journals and now I share so much more of my life and art here. I am so grateful for all the people who I have encountered through this wonderful journey. Thank you for stopping and taking the time to share part of your life with me. I hope you can find some beauty in your day today.
Here I am. A middle-aged, white woman in the middle of the US making my way through life the best I can. The idea of “Luna-nista” has come from some difficult experiences I have had over the last few years. I imagine her as a winged woman who works for peace in herself and the world. The “Luna” part of the title represents the female, the moon, the lunatic, and the Luna moth. The process of becoming a moth looks like the end of the world to the caterpillar.
This in not the end of the world, just a whole different paradigm.
The “nista” part of my alter ego comes from the Sandanistas and represents a social justice revolutionary. Change is all we have to count on. Lets make it count.
I give credit to those who inspire me. Please do not use my work without showing that respect for me. I hope I can inspire you and would love to hear from you.