My last post was aptly entitled Time Flies. I always hear its wings flapping. I feel like I always have this ticking timeclock on my shoulder ~ tick.....tick.....tick. Most of the pressure is self-imposed, but hey, when opportunity knocks, I answer. I'd be foolish to turn a good opportunity down, because after all, this is my dream I'm living and working towards - my ART HEART. So if it means I move double-time, well that's all part of the gig, right?
Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were no doors before. ~ Joseph Campbell
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. ~ GoetheSo you see, I have to do this show at the Chicago Quilt Festival in April. Yes, the Chicago Quilt Festival. I taught there last year, but missed the teaching application deadline this year. But maybe that was a good thing. This year they are launching a new section, in conjunction with my magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors (I'm the Arts Editor). So, they still had a booth available in this new Mixed Media Arts section and asked if I wanted to take it. I decided to take the plunge. So I'll be there, doing demos, selling my book and DVD (it will be available April 1st), and new kits for printing on fabric and transparencies for transfers. Each kit will include CDs of images and quotes....maybe more, I'm still reeling with the possibilities.
So why is this creating anxiety? Well, I leave Friday for the Quilting Arts Quilt Cruise, I have 14 more hours of Real Estate Appraisal Continuing Ed classes to do (online, thankfully),FAFSA financial aid forms for my 2 college student children, which means taxes, and oh, maybe an appraisal or two also. The deadline for the Journal Quilt Project is March 1 too...tick, tick, tick
So, if I disappear on you for a while, it's not because I am a bad blogger, it's just because I am so very, very busy. Good busy. And while it's the kind of busy I enjoy being, it still creates stress ~ tick, tick, tick. Good thing I have this cruise next week. I can use the down time for stitching, planning, designing, breathing and if I had a laptop....blogging. Who knows, maybe I'll even find some time for that in the onboard internet cafe. Now back to work....