Good Week...

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!! 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!