Sunday, December 29, 2013

Pondering the Past and Considering the Future

Hi! Here it is...the last days of 2013.  I've been spending the last several days with family. I haven't had the time or the need to be creative but now I'm beginning to feel the pull to get back to it. I've spent a few days thinking about the past year and what I've accomplished and experienced.

I won't go into everything, especially since I am prone to not remember it all...but the past year was a good one, despite having a couple of health issues that were unexpected and slightly scary for me.

Me and Rylee (almost 16 mos. old)

The creative highlights of my year include:
  • having a quilt accepted into the Houston International Quilt Festival and having it also win an Honorable Mention award
  • creating a quilt for the Quilt Alliance contest and having it win an Honorable Mention
  • creating/designing more stencils that are selling through StencilGirl Products
  • completing Modules 1, 2 and 3 in The Art and Business of Surface Design workshop
  • receiving a gift of a Thermofax machine and having the ability to create/design images for screen printing
  • having an article published in Quilting Arts magazine (Aug/Sept 2013 issue)
  • and having another article published in the Winter 2014 issue of Art Quilting Studio

I am so grateful that I can continue to be creative on a daily basis. I spend cherished time every week with my granddaughter and I have thoroughly enjoyed the continuing and new friendships I've made through my blog here and on Facebook.

I've been thinking about what lays ahead for next year and what I might like to accomplish or work toward. My list includes:
  • continue to design/create images for both stencils and Thermofax screens
  • play/experiment more with monoprinting/gelli plate printing
  • play/experiment more with collage
  • continue creating art quilts
  • continue developing skills/designs for surface pattern design

I'd like to wish everyone a very merry and Happy New Year.  May all your dreams and wishes come true! Thank you for stopping by my blog and spending a little time with me.