Monday, November 19, 2012


The month of November has flown by this year and Thanksgiving is upon us. Sam comes home tonight for almost a week. We will fill that week with food, tree-chopping, and a new activity, a carriage ride through holiday lights sans cars. I am sure we'll squeeze a little shopping in as well. She's doing great at Ursinus and has already signed up for spring of sophomore year classes. I can see these four years are going to fly by as well. She joined a sorority and is rehabbing her hip as best she can. The future of her gymnastics is in that rehab so we'll see but I am grateful that she is becoming an independent yooung lady (until I don't hear from her!)

I've taught a lot this month for me. I had two great classes at New Art Legacies in Fairview Heights two weekends ago and followed them up with a wonderful paperweaving class at Wood Icing. Both classes were filled with lots of art chat and enthusiasm which always makes my day so fufilling. I'm on break now until December 1 when I'll be at For Keep's Sake for Sheer Fusion (a transparent art mixed media class) and then will be breaking again until January 5 when I will be back there to do Rock n Roll Brayered Surface Design. Both classes run from 10:30 AM-1:30 PM and are sure to fill you with some new techniques to take in a myriad of directions.

Until then I will be playing here on some new stuff. I am not quite ready to share yet, but will be after the holidays. I do have some fun news that is late-breaking. My Kaleidoscope artwork that is for sale at New Art Legacies caught the eye of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and was published today in their special section on 100 Great Holiday Gift Ideas. Brief brag. Now I am done. It isn't Oprah's list, but it's a list. My thanks to Peggy Wade at New Art Legacies for making this possible.

My closing note is as heartfelt as a virtual musing can be. I am so grateful for my place in my family, for their place in my heart, and for being part of such a generous and inspiring art world that nurtures my creativity day in and day out. Happy Thanksgiving all.....