Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Just on the perchance you aren't as excited as I am about the coming Squam Art Workshop I will be attending in June, I thought I'd post up this photo that I got from Lizzy House's blog.  She will be the one instructing me on how to make that fabulous mobile...  You should really check her out, she is the cutest pixie person with an overstock of energy.  How could she not be with a name like "Lizzy"?  Love it!

Just looking at this photograph brings peace to my heart.  And I surely could use some right about now. 

I have been so stressed out for the past few months that I have actually nearly ruined my digestive system.  Considering that I am one of the most fortunate and healthy persons around, having a health problem other than a cold or the flu is a very new and unwelcome experience for me.  I will be 61 in two days and I feel like I'm 35, and usually act like it, too. 

Anyway, I will have to content myself with imagining I'm in this beautiful scene until I actually get there.  And maybe that will help my digestion, which refuses to be under my control in any way.  Ugh! 

Like my granddaughter Ava likes to say, "I'm 'cited!!"

Friday, April 16, 2010

Feast your weary winter eyes on this!

I decided that I really deserved to take my inner artist on a vacation and treat her really well. 

So this year I am taking the plunge and heading off to New Hampshire early in June to attend the Squam Art Workshop!

I'll be in the company of a whole bunch of other mostly women who blog and create art in their humble homes like I do and also some phenomenal instructors.
Squam is located on a lovely lake and has paths, a dock and wonderful rustic buildings and cabins.
Oh, and lest I forget one of the most important pieces for me, delicious, beautiful food that I don't have to plan, buy, cook, or clean up after. 

I will be learning to knit a baby sweater, all in one day.  Yup!  And then I will be creating a charming felt cottage.  And finally, I will be making a paper mobile.  I sneaked up to the window at a local shop and took this picture of their paper cutout/window treatment.  Isn't it pretty?  That's just what mine will look like when I finish...(Oh, you people have such a good sense of humor that you actually believe I could whip this up!  But really, thank you for your faith in me.  :-)

I'm a little skeert, but a whole lot excited.  I know I'm going to make some nice friends and come home completely jazzed.

Oh, and on Saturday night, they have an Art Fair and I will have a table there with aprons, yoga mat bags, and handbags to sell.  Considering that I don't have any stock to speak of just now, I have some major sewing to do in this next month.  My mother is making some for me in Florida and I'll be working hard here.
It's hard to describe the feeling of knowing that after all these years I am not only releasing my creative side, but actually supporting and nourishing it. 
I'll keep posting as I finish the sewing projects so you can see what I am making!