For months I tried something new – more time working at a jobby-job and less time with my art. I got a peek at the inner workings and management of a quilt shop. It was sometimes fun and sometimes too stressful. There were long days and I had a hard time separating my free time from thoughts on shop processes or my work to-do lists.
There was a lot of chaos and changes and during a recent trip to visit friends and family, I decided to step away from that jobby-job and get back to my art. I missed creating. I missed posting here.
Saying no to something that you’d been doing for almost 3 years is difficult. But that no, gave me the opportunity to say yes to an art show in January.
Before all that fun and stress, we bought our first home – a small condo with a tiny back yard and room for most of our stuff including a small studio. It took longer than expected to unpack and settle in but I’m back to creating.
I look forward to seeing what’s possible in the coming months.
“Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved.” – Helen Keller