Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just do what you do...

The days are reminding me to pull out the sweaters.  I've yet to rearrange my drawers and closet for the season.  The nights are dipping down into the low 40s/upper 30s...which serves to remind me winter is coming.  I'll be loosing days in the studio when it gets colder and that is a bummer.  I'm wrapping up the last of the fabric marbling and dyeing this week in order to gain focus for the Good Folk Festival I'm doing the first weekend in November.  I'm sharing a booth with Beverly and Mary Jo.  I was fretting for a hot second over what to display but yesterday I let that go and said to myself, "just do what you do".  Why make something special/different but display what I want to be known for, if it doesn't sale, there will be other days and ways.
beaded leaf on canvas, small art

There are a lot of interesting happenings continuing for me (its been an year of challenges met).  In addition to the festival, I'm participating in a small art exhibit and also joining a co-op gallery, both starting the first of November.  I've also made an application to a pilot program for artists through the local SBA.  There is a staff person who is designated to work with artists and she wrote a proposal for this special program that will work with 50 artists. A few years ago I went looking for something similar at the Dept. of Vocational Rehabilitation and just got strange looks.  Happily to say this SBA program is supported through federal funds and is just one small way that federal dollars help to create jobs.  Off the top of my head, I can't recall the deadline for notification.

A few weeks ago I went to a Tai Chi class with my mother and thought it would become a regular weekly thing.  She had a couple of doctors appts. the week after we started and we've not returned.  I can't seem to wake up  and stay up in order to get there for a 9:30 class now.  I hope to start back next week.

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  1. I indeed like that attitude, and that is just what I'm doing too. Glad to hear that you are feeling good about all you have accomplished. For the days ahead when you can't get out have something planned that you can do at home.
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    1. I'm thinking once again of jump starting The Learning Curve...where I work through books on techniques.

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  2. you've been busy! I hope you can sustain your sensible 'do what you do' approach to holiday selling... I find that almost no matter what I get twisted into some kind of tizzy or other.

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    1. It helps that I'm a little bit oblivious to holidays in general and with winter not being my season, I'm not inclined to do any thing different for holiday selling. This might change if I get accepted into the program I mentioned, but not for another year at least.

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