Sunday, January 3

Ready For A New Year

The last 2 years have been very trying to say the least but I think I am ready to get back into full swing now, or at least that is what I'm telling myself.  My studio has things going on in many areas like in the old days. It's a mess and I'm thrilled. I just need to get focused on what projects I want to sink into. I want to get back to creative quilting, but also feel a tug from my past for painting again. I will do some small creations so I can have them both for a bit I think. 

Due to back issues several things may be changing for me this year. I love doing craft shows but may be cutting back to doing only small one day shows and I'm looking into doing the Nashville Farmer's Market on Saturdays. I'm also going to be opening the old Etsy shop again and see how that goes. The other change is I won't just be selling jewelry at shows - when possible I will also be selling original art, prints and Fiber Art. I really enjoy when all my creations, bleed into each other and I can paint on a quilt or wire up a fiber art piece. That is where a lot of my joy comes from. 

I will also be looking for a new job, and at my age that can be a scary thing, but I'm trying to be brave. So for now my mantra is - put it in God's hands and don't worry cause my worry can't fix a thing. (I still worry thou - but trying to do better)

My favorite author I've ever worked with is moving forward with a book we had started a while back so my first project in line is getting this book completed. It's a children's bird watching book. This will be perfect to get my digital art skills going once again. I love drawing on paper and picking up the Wacom pen again will be a wonderful thing. 



Speaking of drawing here are a few of my current doodles.
These are my first two traditional Mandalas.  
Excuse the bad photos they are just iPhone snaps



Just finished this one today

The lasted quilt


This is a rushed photo cause I was on a hard deadline on this quilt. It was a Christmas present for my Niece. She and her sister both got lap quilts. And I made pillow cases for the "kids" on my list, with super hero fabric and one set of Dr. Who fabric. I still have a set of Minion cases to make for a late delivery present. 

Hopefully will be blogging as often as I used to also. Till next time 

4 comments:

Gene Black said...

it is so good to see your creativity surging again. I love the striped binding on the quilt.

B J Elder said...

What an encouraging post! LOVED it! I am so pleased that you are getting back into your other arts, besides the jewelry. You are so talented in so many mediums. I'm excited for you! I will be praying for the new job God is getting ready for you, too. May this be a year filled with great things for you my dear friend.

Quilt Rat said...

Wow! Love those drawings...absolutely beautiful! I do hope your creative time will bring you joy once again.

Barb said...

the doodles are fabulous...good luck with the new job search!