I was so disappointed that I had to cancel my teaching engagements for Create in Costa Mesa. I had most of my kits ready and now I stare at them, tied with little hand dyed ribbons, packed in clear carrying cases all ready to go. It's like being all dressed up and no where to go.
Not only was this canceled but also my trip to Missouri where I was planning to teach with my friend Sharon in her studio in Ashland, visiting my folks for a week in Poplar Bluff, then returning to St. Louis to take a four day workshop with India Flint. I was so excited about this but can not go. On the bright side I have been communicating with India about coming to stay at my house and possibly give a workshop in the area. If you click on "wish list" at her website you'll find that the West Coast in the USA is one of the places she wants to have a study retreat. My house in the mountains would be perfect for her! 26 acres of native trees and plants. If this happens it would be sometime in 2012, probably the Fall, so that means quite a wait for me.
I have my next eye doctor appointment on Thur. and I'll find out how I'm healing and how much of my normal life I can take on.
My friend Bob Runyon wrote and sent me this Haiku:
Great and delightful
Tears are shed