Wednesday, January 14, 2009

OMG (Oh My Gosh!) . . .

I can't believe I have let a whole month go by with no postings to my beloved blog! I don't even have a good excuse/reason to give for not being here of late. So, to not beat a dead horse (an awful expression!), the good news I have returned in the New Year! Here are a few things I have been up to lately. I taught a class this past Sunday on altered tins. What a great group of students! I was a little nervous because I haven't taught this type of class before, but it was perfect! Thank you so much to the creative women who made it so fun! I will be teaching it again in March. I have been fortunate to schedule more classes in the upcoming year. On the calendar is a year's worth of PMC classes, glass slide soldering, a mixed media bird project, and if I can get my act together, a book class. I was going to slack off on teaching this year, but if the interest is still there, I will show up for sure! I have also been given the opportunity to join a very talented group of women artists for the purpose of playing, experimenting and doing shows together this year and I am very excited about that!
I have been taking a look at being kinder to my body these days. This means eating well, taking my walks and getting good sleep. I have found my days go much better when I start with my morning readings, my daily writing (a good idea from Julia Cameron, The Sound of Paper), followed by my walk, then a good healthy breakfast. What comes after that is always better balanced by that good start to my day.
I have been reading and just finished Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes last night. I have Sue Monk Kidd's When the Heart Waits and Susan Tuttle's Exhibition 36 on my reading table at the moment. Over the holidays I finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which I really enjoyed. I always feel rich with a stack of good books by my side. And I have been knitting, making socks and chemo caps. I love my hand knit socks! This is funny because I really resisted making them. I thought is was silly when you could go buy them so inexpensively and yet, I can't wait to replace all my store boughts with hand made ones now, they are just so much cuter!
So, it is good to be settling back into the blog seat again. Thank you to my blog friends who have continued to stop by and say hi, I am warmed by your presence in my little corner of the art room. I am very hopeful about the new year, excited for the adventures to come and feeling blessed by all that has been. It's good to be back.


MJ Alexander said...

Hi Deborah -

It is so great to see your post today - you have really been missed! It sounds like you are in such a great space right now - calm, cool, peaceful.

Welcome back to blogland!

:-) Molly

Fanciful Expressions said...

Oh, I'm so happy that you're back my friend. I always look forward to seeing what's up with you and I enjoy your writing and your art. Here's to a good year of blogging and teaching. Sounds like you'll be busy ,although, busy is good.


Tamsie said...

Welcome Back. I just adore reading a new post before I do payroll. Hey, you're starting to sound like KR....Teaching Classes, Art Shows...will we see a book? Will you lose your ability to walk? The possibiliteis are endless!

wrod21 said...

Thanks for your call today! It was the reminder that I needed to just be grateful....let's keep in touch!