Its storming here. Pot of coffee. Ice Cream. House work. Books and mags. Sketchbook. Sweetie snoring. Computer. Scrabble...describes my day.
Mo left to take Carter to the barber and if I had had myself together I would have been dropped off at Mellwood while its storming. I don't feel up to driving in this and then having to walk across the parking lot with my rolling pink book bag while juggling an umbrella overhead.
The end of May I have a workshop with Claire Benn and Leslie Morgan at The Crow Barn. I had already decided that this would be my last major workshop to travel to for a long while. Since last summer I have had the overriding feeling that I really have everything and more to create the art work I want and that my focus should be concentrating on staying in the studio as much as I possible to even begin to make a dent on my ideas.
The first of April, however, I decided to try and sell my spot. So, if you're reading this and have an interest in taking an advanced workshop with 2 hard working instructors with incredible insight into the creative process, or know of someone who might be, email me at seamless_skin at yahoo dot com. Go the www.nancycrow.com and check out the workshop, Working With Intent before emailing me.
Shortly after I made this decison I learned that Jane Dunnewold will be running a year long workshop based out of Louisville. If I sell the spot at The Crow Barn, then I'll enroll. If not then I plan to enroll with Jane the 2nd year.
If I haven't sold the spot by the end of April, then I'm going to forge ahead and plan to attend. I have to set time frames for holding on and letting go of issues in order to move on.
and in the vein of counting my blessings...I'm a recipient of a textile collage from Marion Coleman! I finally hung it a few days ago and when I turn my head left from my desk, this is what I see:
Here is what I left on Thursday: