weekly roundup

Looking back moving forward

I am a day late with my weekly update post  The time got away from me yesterday and I didn’t realize that I hadn’t posted until late in the evening and by then I was too tired to deal with it so I am doing it today – better late than never right?!

I had a pretty productive week last week…

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Explorations display items

 

I finished up all the display items I needed for my Explorations exhibit table and got them shipped out to the Museum.  I am really happy with the way everything turned out and I think my display will be well received.  I am especially happy with the little flip book that I made that take the reader through my entire process and includes samples of fabric, Mistyfuse, wool felt and other thing that I use in my process that they can actually touch.

 

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color catcher sheets

 

I finally got something new working in the studio.  I decided to dive into my pile of color catcher sheets and create some small works no larger than 16″ x 16″ to use as illustrations for an article I am writing for Quilting Arts.   I’ve been collecting these color catcher sheets for years.  Every time I dye fabric I toss one in the the washer so I have quite a nice collection to work with.  I have to say, they sew and fuse beautifully and the colors are nice and saturated.  I’ll have photos of the pieces that I am making hopefully sometime next week.

 

I made a lot of progress on my new online class lessons.  In fact I made so much progress that they’re all written and ready to go!  I had mentioned a few weeks back that I opened the class for registrations and that class would begin on  9/30 but I have since put that on hold for a couple of weeks.  Why?  Because when I took a look at the lessons together as a whole (all 70 pages – yes you read that right, 70 pages!) I realized that because I had so much content, it might work better as a book than as an online class.  And by offering it as a book, I could lower the price which would make it more accessible to a wider audience who might not be able to afford the cost of a class.  So I am toying with the idea of self publishing it as a book and offering a $25 discount off of a 1 month coaching session with me instead.  So those who want to would have the option to work one on one with me and those who prefer to work on their own could just work with the book.  I’ll make a decision in the next two weeks on which way I am going to go but if you have any comments or feedback please feel free to let me know.

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On a personal note, I read Mitch Albom’s new book “The Next Person You Meet in Heaven: the Sequal to the Five People You Meet in Heaven” and it was a really terrific read.  I love the way he writes and the way his imagination works.  If you liked the Five People You Meet In Heaven then you will like this one too.

On my list of intentions this week:

Make some progress on an article that I am writing for Quilting Arts.

Create at least 3 new small pieces to accompany the article.

Decide what to do about my Artist Bootcamp Class.

Have a great week!

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