That was one of my late mothers sayings….”…go blow the stink off of you”. I know, conjures up some hilariously awful thoughts but, it’s based in some smart thinking about Cabin Fever. Get.out.side!!! Move the air around you and get some fresh air inside you. Breathe. Deeply. That’s it. Do it again. Keep doing it. See how good that feels? Yep, that’s the stuff. That’s what I’ve been able to do as the weather FINALLY shifted into Fall. Of course we had frost this morning so it’s moving fast, but I’m so ready as I know others are too. I’ll do this until I can’t for some reason. I’m making a promise to myself to move outside in some capacity as many days of the week as possible. The gym sucks. Yoga is a good deal but that’s inside now. Walking is the ticket and fresh air is my fuel.
Good thing because it’s a busy time of year! I’ve been fueled by a few things this past month thankfully. First by the amazing response I’ve had to the pre-order of 21 Secrets Paper,Glue,Scissor by everyone! Thank you again SO MUCH!!! The release date is Monday October 29th so we are counting down! But it’s available to pre-order anytime by clicking on the link above. I’m loving being able to interact with people who are ready to dive in on the FB feed. I’m preparing some goodies for people too and that’s fresh air has helped. Sitting outside the coffee shop with my ipad has proven quite productive. I have also been fueled by interest in my processes so I made a little tutorial for the Image Transfers I made in the last post. It’s just a handwritten breakdown that gives you a simple way of making them. If there’s more interest maybe I’ll turn this into an actually class with ideas about how to integrate them into your work.
I’m also REALLY fueled by some most excellent news! My 100 Day Project was chosen to be in a local exhibit called “Artists who Teach” at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus Gallery. I’m thrilled that I finally get to share this body of work with a large audience who will be able to actually see them in person as they are all each their own little world. I’m in the process of creating a mounting system that will work for the space and it’s been pretty fun. I love problem solving such things because there really aren’t any rules & I can create whatever I want as long as the space can handle it. I’ll share the process here in depth soon but you can see glimpses on my IG feed. These works were my inspiration for the workshop I created in 21 Secrets this year and I’m thrilled at how things are all tying together. It’s pretty friggin’ awesome when that happens. Go find your fuel.