Sunday, August 26, 2007

Has Anyone Been Looking for Me?

I'm here. I flit from family to art, to article writing, to art, to family, to organizing my workspace, to art, to family and back again...sometimes all in the same afternoon. Some may call it ADD, others multitasking. Me, I just call it life. I think I feel better if I get a little bit of everything done rather than spending inordinate hours on one area while the others go unattended and threaten to spill over.

There are 2 bits of good news to share though~ I've been inivted back to teach in Italy again next year with Art & Soul. After only 2 weeks, we have signed up 4 people, a great beginning, considering it's a year away. I'm still pinching myself over the reality of my May teaching trip. Another chance to visit would be beyond dreams. Is it one of your dreams? I'd love to share it with you.

The other exciting news is that I'm filming 3 short segments for Quilting Arts TV. It will be a PBS show starting sometime next year. Stay tuned here for details. The ever charming and bubbly, Pokey Bolton will be the host and there will be a slew of art quilters mixed with traditional quilters and lots of cool ideas and techniques. Filming is September 11, so I've been busy getting all that ready as well.

School starts Monday and the house has emptied out somewhat. Chris moved into his own apartment 2 weeks ago. We took Sam up to the mountains of Western MD for her last year of college and that just leaves the 2 youngest here for now. Unless my granddaughters bop in and out (which for sure they will), it will be pretty quiet here for the most part. Good and bad. I need the quiet time to work, but also miss the activity that a full house brings. I have always approached the beginning of school as an exciting time full of new beginnings, but this year I am feeling sadness and nostalgic over the end of the summer. I'll be so busy that soon it will be winter. Life does go on no matter where our heart pauses.

There is no beginning, no ending. Only the infinite passion of life. ~ Federico Fellini


nina said...

"I need the quiet time to work, but also miss the activity that a full house brings." - aw, now lesley, you are always lamenting to me that you never have any quiet time to yourself. so, now you will have more of it! be happy! delve into the space and soak it up....a new season, a different flavor, the turning of a page. xoxo

Pamela Taylor said...

You echoed my feelings exactly. The beginning of the school year is always my New Year, but this year I am having a hard time letting go of a peaceful, creative summer. And I have two libraries needing so much work this demanding. I loved your quote....the beginning of one is here before I was ready for the end of the other...the passion for my art is having to be put on hold.
I am so happy for all your good news, Lesley! You are indeed blessed....such great projects to look forward to! Congratulations!

Catherine said...

congratulations Quilting Arts, love that magazine.

annie said...

first paragraph describes me to a "t"...and yes, these large families are never dull...always something going on! great photo of granddaughter.