Back to Yoga for Peace and Patience
I am really excited to be returning to yoga class today. Sue, my favorite teacher, whom I went to faithfully until my surgery last year forced me out of class for a few months had to stop teaching because of other things in life that needed her undivided attention. I tried out other instructors and while the classes were perfectly fine, I never walked out feeling better than I went in like I had with Sue’s class. Luckily, she was kind enough to let me know that she was starting to teach again at a new facility, beginning today. I’m eager to go so I can get some proper back relief. I know I need to begin strengthening my core again and that surely is contributing to some of my pain. I’ve been neglectful since surgery and won’t bore you with my excuses as to why. It simply needs to be done. Period.
Every free moment I have from now until August 17th will be dedicated to getting ready for this art fair. I am learning a lot by trial and error. I’ve been trying to shop wisely and carefully for display supplies like walls for my tent, tables, holders for note cards, business cards, etc. so I can invest more in the actual artwork itself. Unfortunately, if an artist’s booth isn’t appealing and organized it reflects back to the artist. Therefore I’m trying to find a balance so that my work not only looks good but the space around it looks inviting as well.
I have some lovely fine art magnets that I sell on Etsy and will be offering at the fair as well. Finding a display for magnets took a bit of searching but I was able to locate a large magnetic board on clearance at Hobby Lobby about a month ago. Magnets will display nicely but I didn’t care for the paper that was glued to the surface. I felt it looked too distracting so last night I decided to remove the paper. It should just peel off, I said to myself, since the edges lifted up without any trouble. Once I pulled past the first corner I knew I was in trouble. That paper must have been super-glued down. Luckily, a friend of mine from Facebook had a great idea to soak the paper in a water/fabric softener mix. It worked like a charm. Now it just needs a fresh coat of paint and it will be good to go!
My studio is so full of frames, prints, artwork and fair supplies that I hardly have room for myself much less the dogs. I had to do the unthinkable this morning: I locked them out. They were not happy:
I will be here but posts will be short over the next several days. If any of you are continuing to have problems either reading or commenting on posts, please let me know – and thank you Missy for emailing me the other day to make me aware that my site was down. The worst is over and from here on out any changes should be purely cosmetic…. but Never Say Never, right?
Have a good week, everyone!