to say hello! My goodness. How have you guys been? Good I hope. Me? Lawd, it’s been a busy summer for my little family and me…I suppose that’s just how it goes until the kids can drive themselves to all the places and events they need/want to get to. Those days will be here before I know it!
In just a few short days Miss Molly starts Kindergarten (!), Caleb starts third grade and Logan starts middle school (!). Once again, I find myself stunned by how quickly time is passing. This rapid progression of time is compounded nowadays as I watch all of my sweet little nieces and nephews growing from tiny babies to toddlers and even a second grader now!
With all the frenzy and chaos of this summer I haven’t created much and I’m desperately feeling the pull to get back to it. I have sketched and doodled in my ipad almost daily so I think that has kept me from totally losing my mind…but I don’t have much to show for it. It is time for something more tangible to spring forth from this brain and these hands. Seriously.
To supplement the digital-doodle-creative-fix I’ve been living vicariously through all of my maker friends who tweet and flickr their projects for the rest of us to be inspired by and enjoy. Regina has been posting the most wonderful little paintings. Dawn has been a whirl wind of creating: designing another plush army of awesome for an upcoming show, collaborating with a fashion designer for a runway show, printmaking, and on and on. Then there’s Sonya and her 100 Acts of Sewing and all the fabric printing and dyeing and sewing that Calamity Kim has been up to lately…they remind me that I love fabric and I love to sew clothes.
You probably remember that I love me some gadgets too, right? Well, this sewing bug that’s been rekindled in me set me to researching sergers over the last few months…I finally decided on one and found what I hope to be a really good deal too. The serger is scheduled to be delivered tomorrow sometime. If it arrives as advertised and all is well I’ll be sure to post a link to the place I purchased my machine…but for now I must get back to cleaning my studio! Everything needs to go back in its place. I need clean surfaces on which to create new messes and I need to free up some real estate for my new toy too.
I’ll try my best to keep the cobwebs off this joint now that the fall routine is coming back into swing. Until next time, take care!