At the end of September, I made a commitment to myself to post something to my blog every Wednesday. Have you notice? Its amazing what you can do when you commit to it.
Right now we’re in the midst of the holiday season. Christmas was yesterday, Boxing Day is today, Kwanzaa this week, and when I write next week’s post it will be the New Year. I do a lot of personal reflecting this time of year. I imagine a lot of people do.
I also start thinking of my plans for the upcoming year. I’m not a big planner, but I try to keep focus on what’s coming up. I have three big things in the first half of the new year:
January 4 – March 24, 2013 – ARTQUILTSwater – My FIRST professional juried art quilt exhibit. Which will be held at Page Walker Arts and History Center in Cary, NC. My piece “Spigot” was select for the exhibit curated by the Professional Art Quilters Alliance – South (PAQA-South). I’m very proud to be part of this organization.
March 20 – April 20, 2013 – Double Takes 2013 – This exhibit at Eye Candy Gallery matches photographer with other artists. Our challenge is to re-create a photograph from one of those submitted. I participated in this show last year and had a great time making the sunflower piece named “Sól”. I’ve selected the photo I plan to “interpret” and started sketching and buying fabric (see my fabric choices in the photo).
May 2013 – Featured Artist @ Eye Candy Gallery – Now this one has me jumping. My inventory is low and time is quickly passing by. If you don’t see me out and about much, you’ll know why. I’ll be busy in my studio making new pieces of art. The artist reception is May 3, 2013. I would love for you to join me!
As you can see, I have a lot of work to look forward to the next couple months. Wait a minute. Work?…Is it really? I’m reminded of the saying, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” So I guess in reality, I won’t really be working at all. In closing my final post of 2012, I offer you a New Year’s wish to join me in doing what you love, so you won’t have to work a day next year.