2020 – Dumpster Fire or Phoenix Rising

I catch myself saying often 2020 is a “dumpster fire”. But honestly, a lot of good has come out of it. Change isn’t always easy, and it’s definitely been uncomfortable.

In the first couple of months, my job was eliminated; a job I loved. Travel came to an abrupt stop. Art shows were cancelled for the year. I found myself overcome with anxiety, shock, and unable to create. The kicker was the cancellation of my destination wedding due to the lockdown. I felt like the rug was pulled out from underneath me.

I watched as my body transformed (lost weight and became stronger). I completed a 500 hour yoga teacher training. I started helping others with health issues work towards their goals with yoga. I have fallen in love with it’s potential, and enrolled to get my Yoga Therapist License.

I ended up having a backyard wedding that was absolutely perfect. I was surrounded by so much love and laughter. 

I am inspired by how many amazing people are in my life. Despite the bad, there has been so much good. I may still refer to 2020 as a dumpster fire when I look at the world as a whole right now (and yes Covid hit our house), but there’s big transformation going on.

I have some big things coming for 2021. New art (yes, the inspiration is flowing again), new classes, a new book, new gallery representation, and lots of big ideas. 

If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s that my life is so full of amazing people. Thank you for being on this journey with me!

To celebrate I’m offering 25% OFF all art to make room for the new ideas. Just use Coupon Code: GRATEFUL

Love and Light, 



About Anastacia Drake - Fine Artist

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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