Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Arrowmont continued

If you have been reading Cheryl's blog, you already know most of the details of our printmaking class. In my last post, I posed two questions to myself. The second was whay do all these good things keep happening to me? Somehow, I always wind up meeting people who help me in some way, who point me in the right direction, who show me where to go next. And I always feel most undeserving of their kindness. Now you can tell me to just shut up and be thankful.

I turned 40 while I was away. I had the Frida cake from Cheryl at Arrow and another cake waiting on me at home, some things for the garden and a new pair of lime green and silver Nikes. I got one of those ipod docks before I left for Arrow. In all honesty, I am only happy about turning 40. I feel a sense of freedom, like I can say or do something that might be outrageous and people will shake their heads and say, well, she's in her 40's you know. I don't feel old; I feel just right.

My girls have been at soccer camp since Sunday, so I have had a lot of time to myself this week to get rested up from a week of no sleep and constant inspiration. It is not a requirement that you don't sleep at Arrow. It works out that way for me, though, every year. Most years, I have a hard time turning off my brain. I have so many ideas.

I have two important projects I have to get busy on...starting tomorrow!


quiltcrazygal said...

I really love your book from Arrowmont, it is stunning. I feel like you do as far as meeting the most kind, nice people who share such inspiration. You and Cheryl Prater did that for me in Chicago. I took a big step and entered the mix media swap for recipe cards at CPS thanks to you gals! I appreicate your willingness to share the wonderful talents you have:) I have made a few purse cards and boxes since April. I have also been experimenting with different mediums! Thanks again! I'm off to 4-H camp with 250 kids and yes we are crafting! I appreciate your blog and hope to set one up myself someday!

quiltcrazygal said...

Oh I almost forgot...Happy, Happy Birthday! It's not far off until I turn the magic number of 40 also and thanks to your post, I am looking forward to it! Thanks for sharing you outlook, it has helped me a great deal:) Jenna Louis