While the US political universe seems to implode around me, my personal/private life is going really well.
On Tuesday I got home from work and discovered this clipped to my mailbox:
I love my mail carrier!!! Also, right now I've got a wonderful group of students. Their photos are amazing, and they are really inspiring me! I have my fingers and toes crossed that many of them return next quarter!!
Then on Thursday I arrived home to an email in my box from Diana Nicholette Jeon...She'd discovered a link to her website in the side bar of this page. It was great to hear her e-voice, as I don't know her at all! And Tonight I came home and found an email in my box from a local gallery. A studio visit may happen. We'll see.
I have also had a number of coffee dates lately with good friends. It's been important for me in this trying time to find respite in my community. I've built a good one here in Portland over the last 20 years. I think sometimes of leaving here as the population density climbs, but ??? Maybe I will stay...we'll see. I don't need to figure that out right now.
I'M LEARNING A NEW MEDIUM!!! I mean, totally new: sewing! I started by doing Tina Givens patterns, now I'm working on a Simplicity pattern. I also took a 3-session class. I have no clue what I'm doing, but have lots of grand ideas for wearable and non-wearable items I want to create. My desires and goals are so much bigger than my skill set is!! BUT...one step at a time. I will learn from everything I do, and everything I absorb will apply to something in the future.
Good night world!