Disappearing Act

I apparently disappeared for much longer than expected! It’s been a busy month, but I haven’t been idle on the art front, either.

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been taking Sharon Boggon’s class on Studio Journals — something I signed up for at the last minute, after months of waffling about it. Knowing it was something I could use, but not really thinking through the time commitment. The result – with typical summer busy-ness, a deadline at the day job (that slipped at the last moment, durn them), and prep work for a dance class (that ended up cancelled after all for lack of students, grrr, apparently I’m not the only busy one this summer!), I haven’t done as many of the excercises provided for class as I’d hoped, and I haven’t blogged, either.

Part of the reason I haven’t gotten as much done in class as I’d like is a good result – the class has spurred me to actually WORK! My studio journal is bulging, both wiht the few class excercises I’ve managed to churn out – usually one or two a week – and ideas for “real” work.

I’ve finished the design work on two small spot samplers (8 X 10 inches ea), and a huge one, inspired by this post (she had a followup here) at Inside number twenty – I’ve started one of the small ones, and have the full yard of linen on order now for the big one and the humongous thing will fall to my needle as soon as it arrives. Maybe I ought to stock up on block DMC. 🙂

The little one, “Esther”:


The biiiiig one! As yet unnamed, and unstarted. Ideas?


And that leads me to a question. I’m still notiating my way around the business license process in my “new” state. How many people do you think would purchase cross stitch patterns via Etsy? Some other site? Or should I wait until the license has gone through and go ahead without a middle man from day one? Which would you rather I did?

I have to admit, it’s very nice to be back in the design game. The past 8 years have given me some real challenges with my health and family to overcome, and I’ve felt that I’ve ben neglecting an important part ofme. Between actually dancing (and teaching) again and designing/art-making, I really am beginning to feel whole again.

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3 Responses to Disappearing Act

  1. It does, doesn’t it? I hadn’t thought of it that way.

    I’m looking forward to stitching the model, if my fabric ever gets here. It’s going to take a full yard of a full width (55inches) of 28 count linen, with a 4″ margin all around for framing.

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