I have glue gun burns on my fingers, sticky icky stuff is all over my desk and there are scraps of paper littering my clothes like a bad case of dandruff and yet I’m waxing nostalgic. May it’s because it’s 1:22 AM and that was the hour I did most of my crafting when my girls were little so the memories are flooding back. If I had to do this as many nights as I did when they were young I’m sure the nostalgia would wear off really quickly.
I’ve spent all day creating one of a kind mockups for the CHA show and I’m sure several of them will end up being crafting kits you’ll be able to purchase at D.A.I.S.I.E. Company in the not too distant future. It’s hard work over insanely long hours, but it’s really more like playing as I don’t have any set plan or anyone else’s agenda to meet. If I like it, it goes on my table, if I don’t well… you might get it for a Christmas present next year!
The list is still way too long for comfort as we must leave by 8 PM tomorrow (correction, oh my I mean today) but I’m going to bed. I’ll tackle it fresh in the morning. If my digital camera works and I can figure out how to upload an image, I’ll post some pictures tomorrow. I really am dying to dress up this blog, but I guess if you don’t mind, it will have to wait.
Thanks for the encouraging words and those of you that pray, please do. Without God’s help, I don’t have a chance of getting everything done that I need to tomorrow/today!!! The most fun part about this trip isn’t the business end of it anyway, it’s the time my husband and I get to spend with friends old and new.
We get to meet Stacey and Andrea Wainscott for the first time though we feel like we’ve known each other forever. We get to spend a lot of time with my dearest friend and artist/author, Karla Dornacher (www.karladornacher.com) and our daughter Ariane, her husband Michael and cousin Michael Brett will be meeting up with us for an impromptu visit. Sounds like an awesome time even if I don’t get that last little creation done…
There’s soooo much to learn, but I’m finally past the “I’m going to blog one day” and I’m actually set up and ready to go. As my daughter would say, “Scary Biscuits!”
I plan to share tidbits of my daily life (not all that exciting but can often be hilarious) and bits of new art being created, products being designed, perhaps some craft ideas and lots of links to my dearest artist friends.
Often times, my husband Steve and I will be walking together and have a discussion that I’ve thought, “Now that would make a great blog post…” So sometimes that’s exactly what I’ll do…
Basically, I want to connect with you. I want to know what you’re thinking, feeling and what kind of styles are attracting your eye. It’s no fun designing in a vacuum and hoping it’s what will bring joy to people’s lives. It’s much more fun the way it used to be for me, hanging out with the girls and showing them my latest — sometimes to raves, sometimes to “I think it would be better if…,” always to support and encouragement!
Thanks for tuning in and pass the link along to your friends. For those that do, let me know and there will be a free gift available for download as a thanks.