the only thing that is even close to the excitement of doing well in a competition is starting a new project
at the beginning of any project I'm always excited about the possibilities of how it will turn out
and optimistic about my ability to successfully complete it
yesterday I started doing the stitching on the Hawaii piece that I've been preparing to do for several months
right now it doesn't look like a whole lot (and the picture isn't that great either), but it was really exciting to get three pieces stitched down and that fourth one pinned and ready
there are forty pieces to this one, so it won't take forever
monkey business continues!
these are the monkey's arms
one knit each of the last two evenings
now it's on to the legs
as I mentioned yesterday, the Visioning Conference is this month -- in fact, two weeks from today I'll be sitting in a room at the Brown Palace Hotel listening to someone talk about art quilts!
one of the things we'll be doing as a "getting to know you" is what has been billed as "artist speed dating"
we've been asked to bring 50 business cards or post cards for that activity
which meant I needed to get some current cards made
this is one of ten cards that I designed this morning -- each one has a different picture -- a way to have my art work and my name tied together in the hand of whom ever I give it to
I'm feeling pretty good about getting that done
now it's on to some other projects!