CARDINAL FINAL PANEL3I actually finished this fabric design a few days ago, but the weather has been so lousy I couldn’t get a good photo and the computer editing was taking forever…I should go back and re-photograph …but not any time soon!  It’s good enough for me!

I just loaded my design onto Spoonflower ,ordered a swatch and now I must wait…I hate waiting!  If the fabric looks good I can make my design public and other lovers of Cardinals can order my fabric too.

Speaking of great love of Cardinals.  CBS Sunday Morning had a beautiful segment on Cardinals.  Check it out:  http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/nature-cardinals-in-the-oklahoma-snow/  I must warn you, this segment forces you to decompress, quiet down and be present… This is hard for me to do, but I truly understand its importance… treat yourself!

Other news…

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I have a 4ft x 6ft canvas sitting in my bedroom…massively unfinished. I plan on “JUST SAYING NO TO EVERYONE” in the new year – as politely as possible mind you, because my time has been leaking all over the place.  I need to take it back.  This starts Monday.  Sorry world.

Pottery – I’ve got nothing.  My poor instructor has been sick for almost a month which slowed the kilns to a stand still.  I have lots of cool things I’m doing there, but they have been locked up.  Next week I shall take pictures I hope.  Photos always allow me to visually see productivity, which I need since I always feel like I haven’t got much done!

I am working on stopping this.  The “WORRYING ABOUT TIME” thing.  I’m not sure why I always feel like I’m in a race or need to sprint to the finish line, especially since I don’t even know what the finish line is mind you!!!

Isn’t that the definition of insanity??? I have been feeling insane all month!

Well January is pretty much gone.  My New Years starts Monday.

Taking my time back

Creating an Action Plan

Stopping the Time-Worry Tape Recording in my Head

Freeing up Self to Embrace Happiness

Yep. Tall order.  But, I’m ready to dig in.

Wish me luck!

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I am the worst blogger ever!  My last post was from the week before Christmas. Yikes!

I finished this painting before Thanksgiving and never posted its completion.  Somehow with all the holiday prep I threw it in the basement and never thought of it again until today.  This is also the time of year for booking Block Island summer rentals which I am sure helped me to remember.  Oh to be warm…hot even…. To think of a summer breeze…Oh, take me to that place!

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I just started creating ceramic tiles.  I have this awesome idea for what to do with them.  When they are completed, I will share my idea! I can’t wait. I can’t wait… I’m giddy with decorating excitement!

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I have these strange pottery experiments too.  I’m not totally thrilled with them, but they shall spawn other ideas.  I had a woman contact me from over ten years ago.  She used to love these polymer clay flower boxes I used to create. Here are some old photos of them…

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Sanding, painting and finishing the wooden boxes was way too labor intensive, so I stopped making them.  However, I’m thinking maybe I can use my old polymer clay concept, but in pottery?  I can’t get that amazing color in pottery glazes. So maybe I continue with polymer clay flower bouquets but attach them to pottery boxes instead of wood… well it’s on my radar…I’m still thinking about this one…


OK. I am one hour away from completing my cardinal fabric design.  I need to stop playing on my computer and get back to work.

I plan on whipping myself back into shape and doing a lot more blogging and art making…so better get going!

Thanks!  M