Sunday, November 02, 2008

On the Road

I am now at the Greenville Arms in Greenville, New York.

I have come to teach my Better Art by Design class in person for five days. What a treat for me! After an all day trip by plane, I arrived at this beautiful inn and got settled in, went for a short walk and went to sleep for 10 hours. I just have not been sleeping very well for the past week and this was the perfect place to get caught up. I am going out today with one of my students who is from Canada and we will look around before our big welcoming dinner tonight.

A week ago, in a moment of weakness, I allowed myself to agree to a short deadline for an article for Quilting Arts magazine. It has to do with a new line of paints and how they work for textile artists. Well, when Pokey said yes, she asked for the finished work to be to her by Nov 10...of course I could do that! Well, the past week has just been spent creating the fabric in order to create the work! I have found that I really work best if I have a challenge and deadline...at least most of the time. But at the same time I have been getting ready for this class and will be gone a week.

Not to worry, I do intend to do a lot of the work in the studio in the evenings, which should be lots of fun. The studio here is very nice and will work well.

So, I am off to take pictures which I will post later! Stay tuned!

2 comments:

Gerrie said...

You are almost in my old stomping grounds!! I love NY in October, but by the time NOv rolls around it gets somewhat drab until the snow comes.

I have missed you!!

lyric said...

Congrats on the article. I've learned that if I have an article idea to propose to Pokey to have it already written because the deadline always seems to be - now please. Gotta love a deadline! :-)