Wednesday, August 31, 2011

First Week Pseudo Empty Nester

Well, let's see. Jim is out of town and Sam is in PA so that leaves me and the two canines. I've gotten so many things done on my list that I needed to do all spring and summer. It's been wonderful having the endless time to get them done. I even fit in a rush hour movie yesterday to reward myself. I found myself in a theater seeing "One Day" with a 60 year old man. Interesting to say the least. I've still got plenty to do to get caught up, but I feel like I've put a dent in some things.

Happy almost Labor Day.....I think it is the Japanese Festival again for us. It will be strange without Sam but we can send her pictures. Also, I am working on my classes for Stamp Your Art Out on Saturday, November 12. More to follow on that. Come see me in Cincinnati.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Summer's Over

There has been a long drought here for many reasons. First, Sammi graduated from high school and the summer has been spent preparing for her nest-leaving. We leave to take her to Ursinus College in Pennsylvania on Monday. And yes, I will survive..... I think. We also wanted to spend time with her so we took her to England. What a wonderful week we had in late June-early July. I finally got to step foot onto the Wimbledon grounds, but the Cotswolds stole my heart. It was a trip I'll never forget.

Stampaway was last week in Cincinnati, and I was happy to debut a new class called Painterly Pizazzz. I had 25 enthusiastic students and my wonderful friend, Deb, helping me. I also got to stay at her house and had the best time.

So what am I going to do with the rest of my life now that Jim and I will be pseudo-empty nesters for nine months out of the year? Well, I am going to start teaching again so if you know of a store that would be interested in me, drop me an email. I begin again as of now in November at Stamp Your Art Out in Cincinnati, my old home store. After that, who knows........

I also want to pursue my own art at the same time so you may see some things finally posted from me again.

Happy dog days everyone.....