Happy New Year!!
If you are reading this you made it through another tough year in what is become a new norm around the world. One of the bright points that I saw happening over these past two years is that people slowed down. They let go of so many of the things that kept them darting from one place to another and not taking time for themselves. I guess I am trying to see the silver lining in all this madness, and re-prioritizing what really matters in life.
As people slowed down, they started picking up old hobbies, finishing the half made WIP's (work in progress), started new ones finally getting around to all these projects they kept saying they would "get to soon", but never did. The soft crafts in particularly became more popular then they had it some time and I have to say it warmed my heart. I love art in all art forms because it is an extension of who you are as person. Let that creative person out already. You don't have to be perfect you just need to try and have fun. I mean come on, look at the pic, I wore an elf hat helping a dear friend, Rona the Ribbiter, in her Christmas themed booth at OSQE Nashville and we just had a ball!
As we are now in what I cannot believe is already 2022. With all the new year's resolutions flying around like mad, it's hard not to think of what you want to do for this year. I can tell you mine with be full of art in a few new ways, perhaps carry over some educational endeavors, organize, organize, organize, did I mention organise...more to come on that front, and last but not least take over the world, ok not really, just seeing if you are paying attention.
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season with friends and loved ones in whatever way you were able to make it work. We have a busy year ahead of us and can wait to have you join us on our journey through 2022.
Surface Pattern Designer, Quilt Pattern Designer, Art Quilter, Nature Lover, Wife & Momma to one fur-baby Oscar!