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Friday, August 20, 2010

Life as I know it!

Just a little up date here folks.  

Most of you know that I found out yesterday that my breast biopsy came back benign!   YEAH!!!!  Now I get to dive headlong back into some sort of life.  

I wasn't sure what was going to be in my immediate future, so everything was kind of at a stand still.  I had been invited to instruct workshops at the very large Art center here in Moultrie, GA.  I had accepted, but of course if I had to have a mastectomy or chemo or both or ........ anyway now I can move ahead.

I will be at their open house tomorrow, that is the 21st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This I already knew about, but got a phone call this morning asking if I would like to DISPLAY some of my weaving's also.  So I gathered up what I have here and went over and hung them outside the room where I will be giving my lessons.  Kind of sad though, see all of the really nice ones get sold or given as gifts.  This means that most of what I have kept for myself may not be my best work.  But I went down and hung what I did have and it actually looks pretty good if I do say so myself.  

I am choosing to call this a showing...even if it is on a small scale.  It's a little scarey though, feels kind of like bragging.

I'll be taking my tapestry looms in and demonstrating, might even take a spindle and some fiber.  Most of the spinning I have done in the last few years has been on a spinning wheel though, might be a little rusty for demonstrating. 

I will also be burning the midnight oil making up some sort of flier tonight so that if anyone asks I will have handouts.  Being an instructor is a self-employed thing and I need STUDENTS!  LOL!  First classes is September 7th.  

I will be doing Beginner weaving, Beginner spindle yarn spinning, and Beginner peyote needle bead weaving.  So I guess I will also be wearing some of my own beaded jewelry.  Batteries are dead in my camera, but somehow I will get some pictures taken.  Especially of my art work hanging on the walls of a real live Art Center.  I am hoping that I will also be able to do some shows eventually...as far as the drawing...it's still not my strong suit.  I have much more of a comfort zone with my fiber arts.  

I also came home to find that my FaceBook friends had been working overtime helping me gather up some new fans.  I don't know what I would do without these wonderful people.  They have been my surrogate family these last few months in a city where the only people I know are my roommate, Carol and our 3 dogs.  Bless all of you for being there for me.

I will also keep you posted on how well my commissions were received by their recepients. 

For now I bid you all good night as I have lots to do to prepare for tomorrow.  I am actually looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends...in the art world...go figure, me, at the art center.  WOW, who'd a thunk it?

4 comments:

ThePineConeTeaCup said...

:) I'm so happy for you!! and you truly deserve all of the fans you have! your work is amazing!

Krafty Max Originals said...

I am so very sure you will do just fine. You have helped me at MANY shows and know just what to do. You also are going to draw them in with your artwork.

I have lots of your 'good' pieces and the 'not so good' pieces and I can't tell the difference, I love them all. You do great work and I know you will be just fine!!!

~KM

Groovy Pumpkin said...

Remember this: you are an artist. If you believe this yourself then this is true, and others will think the same too. Many people will be in awe of your skills and I think this is a fantastic gift to have - well done you for being that artist and having your work on display - looking forward to seeing your photos!!

Have fun, Jane xx

Valerie's Creative Studio said...

So delighted for you,although I don't know you I have seen so many good things about you especially from Krafty Max Originals,best wishes,Valerie

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