weekly roundup

looking back, moving forward

Well my plan to have a lot of time in the studio last week didn’t go exactly as planned.  I composition-handwriting-list-1226398.jpgended up spending quite a bit of time on the Threads of Resistance exhibit dealing with some scheduling and venue changes, website updates and other things.  That all took up quite a bit of my time but I did manage to get a couple of other things done…

I wrote a blog post on my experience putting together a traveling exhibit and I just added a downloadable printable version that you can get here to make it easy to share with your exhibition committee.

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I did a podcast interview with Just Wanna Quilt that you can listen to here.

I took the final photographs of the Elizabeth Cady Stanton quilt that will be used for the book being published about the Deeds Not Words: The Power of Persistence, Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage exhibit.  That wasn’t on my original list of intentions for the week but I wanted to get the quilt out of the studio and into storage until it’s time to ship it.

51TDK0SJx7L._SX403_BO1,204,203,200_I got the reviews written for the books  Acrylic Painting Mediums & Methods  and The Creative Blogging Cookbook: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Business Through Blogging“  I’ll be posting them later this week.

I did spend some time working in my sketchbook but I am still unclear on what direction my next piece should take.  Do I do another graffiti, black and white one or perhaps even a political statement piece?  Some artists would start to panic at this point – several weeks have pagesgone by and I don’t have a new piece in progress or even an idea of what I want to do but I have learned from experience that this lull is temporary.  Some artists would say get in there and start cutting up fabric – but that never works for me and the only thing that results from it is filler for the trash can.  So I will wait it out, continue to work in my sketchbook and take advantage of the time to get some of the other things on my list done.

On my list of intentions this week:

A lot of what is on this weeks list is a carryover from last week…

Draft the second lesson for the Artist Studio Bootcamp class.

Start doing some research and get some notes down on paper for an article I am writing for an upcoming issue of Quilting Arts on the subject of organization.

Have a great week!

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