This might be the longest I've gone without blogging since I started. Thought I'd check in and let everyone know I'm alive and well. Oct. has been a blur of activity. Since I am traveling without computer (on a borrowed one now) I'm not putting up any pictures. I'll share those later. First big activity of Oct. was going to Houston with Ashley for Bayou City Art Fest - fun and a good show for her.
Leaving Karl back in Texas working on the house, Ashley and I flew to California 2 weeks ago. It's been a busy trip and lots of fun being with Karlie who changed every day with more steps and new words. We did a whirlwind trip to San Francisco over the weekend in addition to daily walks and reading sessions with Karlie and helping them move to a new house. Ashley went home today but I'm here until next week.
Now Oct. is almost over and the Texas Rangers are playing San Francisco in the World Series - not too good tonight - maybe tomorrow will be better. If it rains tomorrow I may go to Chico to explore the art and quilt shop scene. Hope everyone has a Happy Halloween.
When I get back to Texas I'll be doing wedding flowers for a friend in Ft. Worth while lots of you are going to Houston. Have fun and take lots of pictures.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Since I've been following a number of blogs that I admire, most especially my daughter Ashley, http://ashleyakers.blogspot.com/ it seems like a good choice to get started here.
I have been making art for 50+ years. I have taught for nearly 40 years. I love to sew and mix things up (finding bits of treasures all along the journey that some call junk and trash).
This is a bit scary and is taking more than a bit of bravery on my part so I hope you will be patient and come back to share
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Taking the title from Cheryl of Ten Seconds Studio. Be sure you get a mammogram every year and in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month go over to Ten Seconds Studio and buy raffle tickets on the niche canvas creations. I'm excited that my canvas is among the offerings (shown a few posts back). You're supporting breast cancer research and getting a chance to win some neat art.
I didn't know until I started reading The Sound of Paper in New Mexico last month that Julia was a recovering addict. Now it makes sense; the 12 step aspect of AW is not only reasonable but very helpful and I owe her an appology and word of graditude. Reading SOP is helping me get some small glimmer of focus during a year of confusion, delay, and limbo.
I have the feeling that not many are reading my blog as they are tired of my whinning about "the move" that hasn't happened. Every time I think it's almost here - the putting the house on the market - some other project jumps up. I've never been known for my patience and now as fall has come to North Texas I want to yell "I'm tired of this test". Yes, I know that won't do much good so I bumble along.
Now I'd better get busy on the house projects and art.