Amelia Furman

Mixed Media Artist

"Telling Stories with
Paper and Paint. "

SAHM...The Anagram That Changed My Life

I have always been the go-getter/ over-achiever/ extremely ambitious-type. Since day one I have sought to accomplish projects, meet expectations, please as many people as possible and do it all with excellence. I suppose that is just the way I am wired. Type A, task-oriented, and ambitious. That’s me. I started my first business at the age of 14 or 15, selling custom designed cake-pan lids. My dear parents still get calls inquiring about ordering a custom lid. I climbed up the ladder in highschool and college, getting A after A until I was valedictorian of both my highschool and college classes. Ok, so I was co-valedictorian at my university, but still…. After getting married right

How Nature Can Unlock Deep Truths

When I am having a bad day, I find that the most effective remedy is getting outside. In some mysterious way, nature brings me back to myself. I find this true for the rest of my family. Nothing gets the Furmans out of a “funk” like running around in our backyard, the sun kissing our skin and the breeze teasing our hair. Ah…..better. I’m sure there are many scientific and biological reasons why getting outside re-aligns us, but you’ll have to read another blog to get those answers. I would rather muse about the deeper truths of which nature reminds me. There are many, but three that tend to bring healing to my soul when I’m most needing it. Time--Things take time. We tend to forget th

Accepting My Dual Calling

I am both an artist and a mother. This first part of my identity became apparent very early on in life. However, it was not until I was fully immersed and committed to the former that I was awakened to the latter. Becoming a mother was a deliberate choice made by my husband and me, and it felt like I was answering a deep calling—very similar to the soul whispers that prompted me to grasp a paintbrush and not let go. I needed this...this was who I was. But seriously, how was I supposed to do both? Did I get it wrong? If I was going to let a part go, it would have to be the artistic part... Although I cannot speak to all the other challenging careers out there, I can attest that the last t

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