Friday, August 17, 2007

Where I've Been

Since my last post I've been to Missouri to visit my folks and help them move. I also attended my high school reunion while I was there and had a great time catching up with old friends and acquaintances. And yes I danced and sang Karaoke.

I've also been in my studio a lot working on inventory for the fall shows that will be here before I know it. Ordering supplies and props for teaching and trying to photograph things with a camera that is old and doesn't seem to be working properly. I'm afraid the auto-focus is shot. I listed a few silk scarves I dyed on my Etsy shop but the photos are a little out of focus because of my camera problems so I didn't list more than that. Maybe next week after I go shopping this weekend I'll have some new work listed for sale at Etsy. (see the link on the side bar).

I find that I got distracted this summer. I was intrigued and enthused with being involved in altered book round robins and I'm very glad for doing it and what I learned from the experience but it took me away from a focus. I find I need to be committed to showing my work at art fairs and galleries, to sell it, but that means being focused and in my studio doing that and not scattering myself around to lots of different art forms.

I'll be teaching at Art & Soul in Portland, Or. in Oct. but I'm also taking classes myself, which again will take me out of my focus area but I feel I can allow myself this time to do that as long as I come back and stay on track . Speaking of which I need to get to work now!


Joanne Huffman said...

The scarf is lovely. I'm unfocussed in the art department, so I congratulate you on having the resolve to stay on course. And, you're going to have a great time at Art & Soul.

kathy mc said...

What are you teaching at Art & Soul? Good luck with your class. I'm sure it will be wonderful. What are you taking at Art & Soul?
Have fun with both.