What a perfectly, delectable summer day we had today!
I ended my day outdoors with my family after an amazing week of creative endeavors and much needed reprieve after Quilt Expo last week; to call it work would not really reflect the true spirit of what I'm trying to do. So offer me coffee if you see me with my beautiful dark eyes walking around :)
I feel encouraged by the support of many who often ask, "when do you sleep?" I try hard to give each of my classes, special orders and projects, 1000% and if I fall short, because we all do at some point, I remind myself that I can be and plan better. So, time management is something I work at regularly with great zest. Many thanks to Rob from The Village Booksmith Bookstore in Baraboo, for having the best calendar to keep me organized because my phone is just not "paper."
I'm happiest when I have a lot of work to do; I'm productive and creative when those internal thinking wheels are energized and I find that true hard work, has all the redeeming qualities I seek.
The photo below is from a super fun bachelorette party that took place today. I was there in spirit and in the mini barn quilt boards' designs drafted by yours truly, personalized by these creative ladies! The best part was that Jenny created a family friendly event for all with a gorgeous day to boot!
My deepest appreciation to Jenny, the bride to be and guests, for giving my humble barn quilt painting workshop, an inviting and friendly outlet. Spreading color in our homes and towns is an incredible opportunity.
Photo by Jenny P.
Another super event took place last night, I was there :), at The Market in Wonewoc, WI. The class was sold out and the ladies worked 3 hours straight. I was personally grateful to have had a well lit room for the work at hand. If you have not been there, please go. They have many events there and great food.
Back to today, at Nancy's Notions in Beaver Dam, WI; I lead an AccuQuilt Club once a month and we had another great crowd, talented and cheerful.
and playtime in the great outdoors. The breeze was peaceful and the colors, inspirational and fiery! Nothing beats being surrounded by the dreamy sounds of dusk away from the city.
I love Macro Photography and a simple class is coming to the Free Spirit Designs Studio in Downtown Baraboo very soon! The photo below was taken with an iphone 7. I'm hoping we can compare techniques by using a professional camera and cell phones.
Lastly I want to share a photo of a quilt top I quilted for a friend/workshop attendee, this week (picked up today). She loved it and so do I; she made this for her best friend on the occasion of her marriage. Congrats to the bride, who lives in Colorado!
And...we are official! No more green paper sign stuck to the suite number with tape.
Our name is listed on the business registry next to the elevator. It was a pleasant surprise to find it there yesterday.
My goal continues to be to create an artistic plattform that reaches across generations, cultures and opens a creative dialogue where our Work is Encouraged and Nurtured, with textiles, paint and brushes, one positive action at a time.
I hope to bring a sense of excitement and inspiration to the work we are doing today. I sincerely appreciate you being here with me.