My apologies for the blog silence lately. I caught a nasty bug the first week of the school and it’s taken me two weeks to shake it.
At last my voice is back to normal and podcast ready, so I can post a new episode this week.
A lot has happened in the last three weeks. I became a soccer mom, I started teaching my daughters to roller skate and somebody much more qualified is teaching them ballet. (I used to study tap dancing and I don’t speak French, so I’m kind of lost when it comes to ballet. It’s beautiful, but not my are of expertise.)
And just a few days ago, I taught Abby to crochet. She’s really excited about being able to make her own presents and projects, and I’m off-the-charts thrilled that she’s taking to it so well. I’m writing a magazine article about the experience, so stay tuned for that.
I had big plans to cover ArtPrize daily on this blog, but my body didn’t really cooperate with me on that front. I’m not good at downshifting when I get sick, but I realized that spreading germs around the venues was probably not the best approach. Ah, well, I’ll load up on vitamins and try to do better next year. The good news is that the competition has succeeded in luring thousands of people downtown to see art and that’s fabulous. You can read my GR Press column about ArtPrize to learn more about participating artists, Elizabeth DeBraber and Stephanie Everitt-Kirkbride.
I’ve been very busy lately writing freelance articles and making oak CraftSanity peg looms. I just shipped a complete set of nine looms to California yesterday and will be making more to restock the shop today. Thank you so much to every who has supported this new creative venture. I’m having a lot of fun and looking forward to teaching some peg weaving workshops in the near future. (Note: If you don’t see the looms you want in my shop, e-mail me and I’ll make you what you need.)
Okay, I’m going to get back to work on that podcast. It so great to feel like myself again.