Archive for April, 2008

Art & Soul

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on April 30, 2008 by Patti

Well, I am finishing up my packing for Art & Soul and am off to Hampton tomorrow.

I completely ignored the advice I got from veterans in Portland last fall and filled my schedule with both day and evening classes. I’m going to be ready to veg at the beach for a couple of weeks when this is done! Though I have been estranged from my muse for several months, so I am looking forward to the opportunity to court her most ardently over the course of these upcoming days.

She did make a brief appearance this week to help me with my fish… we all got a plain white ceramic fish to alter that we will have the opportunity to display in Virginia. I chose to do a mosaic…

I haven’t done mosaic for some time, and I’d forgotten how meditative it can be to select & arrange the pieces. I shall have to play more often.

I think I’m off to get some sleep. I have a long drive ahead of me tomorrow.

Hopefully, I shall return with many stories & much knowledge.


The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated…

Posted in Everyday Stuff on April 25, 2008 by Patti

And I was doing so well back in November!

I came back from my trip to Munich & Prague to a busy holiday season, ongoing struggles to get my studio in order – almost there! – more travel… and most importantly a family health crisis that has claimed both my attention and my motivation for the past several months.

I would like to assure you that this long overdue post is my first step towards settling back into a regular routine of blogging, but I confess I am about to be off again – first to Art & Soul in Hampton, Va. and then for 2 weeks of sand, sun & relaxation at the Outer Banks of NC.  I do hope to resume more regular posting upon my return.

Why bother sharing this now, you ask, rather than waiting to jump back in when I might actually be around for more than one post in a month’s time? I wanted to share my intention – road to hell and all that – in the hopes that putting it out there will encourage me to follow through on my commitment to maintaining this blog.

I guess we’ll see how well that works for me when I get back mid-May.

In the meantime, maybe one little picture from Munich…