Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Quiet Sunday

Life is good. It's a bit cold and gray outside. Rain is good here where we are in one of the worst drought areas in the country. The kids and I are enjoying a Sunday afternoon listening to the last Harry Potter on audio book. Having a lovely time getting my new toy up and running.

The most beautifully cool laptop ever. It really does fit in an envelope.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Line Studies

Time for a couple small doodles this week. In between lots of writing and research and organizing and driving kids here and there and dealing with a screaming ornery three year old. I think the monster that has replaced my little one is not feeling well.

Both are 4" x 6" matted at 5" x 7"
$25.00 each

Saturday, February 9, 2008

What A Week!

I can't believe everything that has happened this week. It's been absolutely insane. The regular old mom job has been pretty much normal, running here and there for this sport and that music lesson and the other playgroup. The weather turned warm enough that I (gasp) shaved my legs and wore capris. I've seen one daffodil blooming at the top of the hill and mine are beginning to wake up.

I did get a rejection letter from the Raleigh Fine Arts Society show. Not a big surprise. Didn't even blink an eye because I was too busy (take a huge breath here) writing for my second on-line course offering, finishing edits for my first, finalizing the contract for a book, and putting together a new class based on my current article for Quilting Arts Magazine because the director of education at the International Quilt Festival in Houston asked me to teach it there this fall.

Knees are knocking here. Oh my goodness. The windows of heaven are opened and the blessings are pouring out and I'm wondering if I'm about to drown.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Head down...

.... fingers flying on they keyboards. Working hard.

Doodling in tiny snatches of time.
4" x 6" matted at 5" x 7"

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

That Happy Glow!

OK. I love being a mom. Really I do. But let's face it. The immediate rewards can be hard to appreciate. No paycheck. The only way you get time off is to pay for it yourself - arranging childcare which you then pay for with money or time. Not only do you never get an "attagirl!" but the people you are trying most to help are fighting against you much of the time, bless their little hearts.

No wonder I glow when this happens.

That's my artwork, my words, right there looking lovely in Quilting Arts Magazine. One reader actually wrote to tell me that her ENTIRE university class showed up the morning after it arrived in Canada with the article in hand. Amazing how far a "thank you" can carry you. I've been dancing all day!

Hmmm. I'll have to remember to thank my lovely husband and children for the good things they do. They probably don't hear "thank you" often enough either.

In other great news, Play With Paint will open for registration this Saturday at Quilt University. The start date is March 15th. I'm really looking forward to seeing seeing what people come up with when they lose some of their inhibitions and just PLAY! I absolutely love teaching. And this is a great opportunity. I get to stay home with the munchkins and play with my grown-up friends too. Hope to see some of you there!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Something New

Whew! What a day. It's lovely and warm outside again after a few short weeks of winter cold. I've always thought cold was a waste of time here when we don't get any snow to show for it. Ah well.

I've dipped my little pinky toe into the Etsy pool and have listed my latest doodle. The next time I am brain dead and need a break I'll start listing the rest of them. I think they look lovely in a mat, ready to frame.

4" x 6" matted at 5" x 7"
$25.00 each

I've spent the last two days running final edits on my class for Quilt University. We are looking at a tentative start date of March 15th for Play With Paint.

I really look forward to my first experience with on-line teaching. I hope to finish writing up Screen Printing for QU this week. That course will probably not be available until the fall.