Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Don't Panic!

Once again it has been a while since I have posted. Nothing to fear, I did not fall completely off the face of the Earth. Maybe just off the face of the Internet. Slowly but surely finding my balance so I can stand up and move forward again.

Although moving anywhere in the massive amount of snow we are getting the next few days is going to be hard. We are gauging the depth of it right now by how much we can still see of the orange life vest in the back yard I gave Alyx to "age" for me. It is almost covered and we are going to have to find a new measuring system. [Edit: there is no sign of the bright orange vest any longer] It is already deep enough that Buddy is having to hop to get around. I am going to have to take a video of him when the air isn't filled with quite as many snowflakes. We have been doing minor things to prepare for if the power goes out. I sure hope it doesn't because I will have a very cold and bored husband and teenager on my hands.

The cabin fever has had at least one benefit for me. In my boredom I have turned to my sketchbooks and journals and am getting excited about starting or restarting some mixed media embroidery projects. I started talking about the materials for one project with Adam and he wisely suggested I plan out a timeline and try to do some troubleshooting before I order anything. It would be bad if I bought more than I can afford and then they sit gathering dust in my cluttered art room indefinitely.

The deadline for images for the University of Missouri Craft Studio Women in the Arts show is 16 days away. That is a really short timeline but maybe that is what I need to kick my butt in gear. If not that, then I think I will contact Kelsey at the Craft Studio and find out the availability for summer shows. I think I have enough ideas for a show in that small gallery and that would give me a really good reason to work. I sold a lot at the last show. Maybe that can help me raise funds for another summer idea. That idea will have to be on another post. Way too many thoughts and details to go into.

Be safe in the Snowpocalypse and remember, Don't Panic!