Monday, March 19, 2012

Go Ursinus Bears

I've been on the road a lot since my last post in February. First, a quick trip to Cincinnati to teach at Stamp Your Art Out. My two classes went very well and it was very nostalgic to be teaching back there at the store. I will return again in the fall if they will have me. On my trip I was able to spend Friday evening with my gal pal, Deb. We sat and ate appetizers and talked for almost three hours. It was so good to catch up to her before I headed back to my hotel for the best night sleep I've had in ages. Of course, I managed a trip to Jungle Jim's for my Jim's Japanese cuisine. If you haven't ever been to Cincinnati, but do go.....go to Jungle Jim's. You will never forget the experience.

I came home, did laundry, and then began packing for our trip east to PA. The artwork above was matted and framed for Sammi's gymnastics team at Ursinus. It was the least I could do since we had been unable to make any of the meets earlier in the season. We enjoying seeing her teammates compete and enjoyed the college sports atmosphere. While there, my first grandniece celebrated her first birthday with great fanfare. She regaled us with her walking and talking, and, of course, giggling. It is such a treat being a Great Aunt! Jim left me in PA for an extra week so I could see Sammi during her spring break and take her on various appointments. Hopefully, after putting in a lot of hours of PT, she will be able to increase her training regimen, but I think we are still months from this. We had a nice time until she had to leave for NY with her team for the first post season meet. Then I was able to spend some more time with my sister before leaving.

I am now back in St. Louis for the foreseeable future. I think. Wednesday was a great Collage Club project of happenstance with fixed materials that everyone brought and shared. I loved mine and posted it above. I taught over the weekend at Wood Icing for the first time. What a great venue to teach in and be inspired by the gallery. I hope to do more classes there as their schedule permits.

What's next? Well, I started an Easter painting, but I've only sketched it so it is in its infancy. We'll see how it progresses. A sneak peak for those that are reading...... there are egg balloons in the sky. My next class in the St. Louis area will be at For Keeps Sake on April 21st from 10:30 am-1:30 pm. I will be doing the second of two resist classes. This one works mostly with ink mixing so the effects are incredible. Stampaway classes should go out by early April. I am happy to be teaching my Art of the Word class there in August. It's the 20th anniversary of Stampaway so I am glad to be teaching my 12th year there.

Well, I've now caught everyone up on my life this past month. It's been fast and furious. Happy spring to all!!!!!