Today, I turn 45 years old.
I do not feel 45 years old.
While teaching yesterday, I spent a lot of time not using powerpoint and my computer’s screensaver is a slideshow of pictures from my Candied Fabrics pix. It would project a couple of pix before I’d go jiggle the mouse to turn it off – but this happened several times. At some point I was struck by a realization – I have made SO MUCH in the past 3 years! In my show report just a couple days ago, my friend Vicki from Sew Inspired commented “Look at all those cool things YOU MADE”! Indeed Vicki, I really do need to look!
Just over a year ago I switched from WordPress.com to a self hosted blog (with lots of help from Scoutie Girl Tara). When I just went to find that post, I really could NOT believe that it’s only been a year since I committed taking blogging to a whole ‘nother level. And then it that year, I learned a lot more about coding and starting building websites for other people? (I’m shaking my head!)
I’ve been stressed out because after my show this Sunday, I’ve got to get ready for being the featured artists at the Redlands Art Association Dec. 4-26. (Woot! Here’s my newsletter article about it!) I also am going to Massachusetts for a week over Thanksgiving, which means there is little time for making before my show goes up. I’m going to have my little houses there:
But I somehow had it in my head that I’d have time to make a whole wall full of smaller art quilts around the theme of home/houses. Yeah, I don’t think that’s gonna happen!
I do however have lots of different art to hang. Art that the vast majority of the people visiting the gallery will have never seen. Just because it’s old to ME doesn’t mean it’s old to THEM! So I won’t have a cohesive show…I have a unique style that is all my own, I create my own colors which are mine, this is something I struggled for years to achieve, the installation will still read as coming from the hands of one artist!
One of the reasons I blog is to record my process – for myself! Looking back I can see that I am truly living my life to the fullest, I am making and sharing and growing. I am never bored! I just need to see this!
alamodestuff Linda has started a weekly meetup based on taking a moment each week to really notice something as you go about your daily grind life. I need to do this. You may want to too – read more about it here: