Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday, March 30th

Ahhh, it's a beautiful sunny day. It's cold out still but the sun is warm. It is melting the snow fast, I like that. I have opened the windows to let the fresh air into my house. And I sit here typing this, looking at the mess that my studio is in. Time to spring clean.
There is lots to be done here. Sometimes I get very overwhelmed with it all. But if I set my mind to focussing on one thing, maybe I will achieve something.
So far at 2:30, not much has happened here.

-- Quote for today --
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.

Which reminds me, Yesterday, I went out for Chinese food and my fortune said," You are a lover of words, someday you will write a book." I think I will start building my door for that opportunity. That's a long range goal.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Tuesday March 25

Now that the show is up, I have taken time to relax and enjoy my daughter, my cats and really focus on my house. Well, enough of that for now. Back to thinking and creating art.

-- Quote of the day --
Never ask whether you can do something.
Say instead that you are doing it. Then fasten your seatbelts.
--Julia Cameron

Gotta go do something.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tuesday, March 11

Hi! The show is up. The reception has happened and Oh, what a night! I really enjoyed myself and all the people who came! It was a lovely gathering of friends, acquaintances and new friends and I was able to talk to practically everyone. The gallery space is really nice for this kind of show, allowing each quilt to sparkle under the glow of its own spotlight. I saw my work differently too.
I enjoyed getting feedback, especially when someone is intrigued with the techniques I use.
Well, now I can relax a little. But I am going to continue down the path I have started with these new quilts I made. And it's time to set up another show!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wednesday, March 5

Today I can say that only half of my show is up. It took me two hours to hang half the show by myself. I'm using fishing line and hanging from "S" hooks on moulding. I go again tomorrow for two and a half hours to hang the rest. The opening is Friday. Yikes.
I have finished five new pieces for this show and although I wanted to have six, I am happy to have five. They are strong, too. I actually like them and see in them a new direction that is both inspiring and lively!
My sewing retreat was really great. I took advantage of any people who offered help and it felt really good to have the help too. I enjoyed the weekend instead of being anti-social and stressed. The friends liked helping me too.

Well, Friday I will be a mess...but that always happens. If someone can tell me how I can create and hang a show, send out timely invitations, buy and present food in an appealing way, remain calm and well rested to make it through an opening reception, I am all ears. I keep hoping the more I do this the better it will get, but so far...I remain feeling out-of-control.
Wish me luck.
Saturday I will be a very tired girl.