I'm back from a wonderful trip having made some fabulous new friends and gleaned a ton of inspiration from rubbing elbows with them. We went to Oakland/San Francisco, jam-packed as many things as we could into each day starting with a trip to the Winchester Mystrey House, Napa Valley for wine tasting, Alameda for treasures, Berkeley for the shopping ambiance, San Francisco to visit Britex (an amazing fabric/embellishment store) and to hang out and bond with my new pals. I was so sad to go.
These people I got to meet but had already known through the internet made me feel welcome; made me feel like I belonged there. I can't describe the feeling except to say that when you finally meet others who share the same interests you do and get excited about the same things you drool over, like buttons and yarn and paint and glitter, new ideas and just creating all the time--it's like coming home. That's not to say my family doesn't understand because they really do try and support me in an amazing way. But one can feel so isolated in one's craft until the element of commanality is introduced. All of a sudden, I feel more validated and more determined to go on.
Thank you to all my new friends. I love you all and miss you already!
So I'm back, and just knowing my sisters are out there supporting me makes me feel rejuvinated so I've got a lot of new ideas and it's time to get to work!
Just listed on the Pfatt Marketplace is "A Disturbing Silence" which is the first of three pieces from my Circus Under the Stairs idea.
Don't forget to browse all the artists when you visit Pfatt Marketplace--you'll be amazed at all the treasures you'll find there.