In addition to my bottle and jar addiction (see previous blog post) I am also addicted to being busy. I may complain when I get overbooked but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. I tend to pack on the projects because I secretly fear that I will someday get it all done and have nothing to do. (Ha!)
This is why I enjoy art projects so much. There is always something to do, always something in the works. I get a little down in the dumps when I have neglected my work for a while. As soon as I get back to it I feel that familiar surge of joy and come up with 10 new ideas.
I have several fun things in the works right now. My two talented friends Trish Barthorpe http://www.photobytrish.com and Jill Bitker http://www.netzersfloral.com and I are the featured artists at the Cabin Coffeehouse and Café for the month of October. Our collaborative show, “Autumn Inspirations” is going to be fantastic. We are doing some interesting interpretations of the change of season with flowers, broken glass and photography. In my spare time I have been working on pieces for that show but there is still so much to do.
This Thursday is Pecha Kucha Night in Bemidji! Have you heard of it? It is a fun, faced paced storytelling/presentation event done all around the world. Bemidji is one of the two cities in Minnesota to put them on – Thanks to my other talented friends, Samantha Nienow and Eric Evenson. This link will give you better details: http://www.pknbemidji.org Check out this link to see if there is one near you: http://www.pecha-kucha.org . I have the extreme honor of booking artists to display work at PKN Bemidji. I love this duty so much. It is such a nice way for artists to get more exposure and I get to meet so many creative people. Come check it out if you are in the Bemidji area on Thursday.
Next week is the Minneapolis premier of my sister’s film: Of Dolls and Murder. I have been waiting a long time for this! http://ourwildestdreams.blogspot.com
This past weekend was all about preparing for my classes. Still, I found a little time to work on some glass pieces and make spaghetti sauce from tomatoes my husband grew in his garden. It did my little green heart good to reuse a few jars and freeze some of that sauce for the winter.
What else? Oh yeah – my son turns 12 Wednesday! Must make a cake, buy presents… candles, I need candles. I already blew school picture day and canceled plans to go to a football game with him so I really have to pull it together on the Mom front this week.
An advantage to being hurricane Jane is never being bored. I think I equate bored with lazy. When we were kids, if my sister and brothers and I uttered the words “I’m bored” to our parents, we immediately received a broom, rake, shovel… in our hands and spent the next few hours wishing we had kept our mouths shut. If only we had tried just a little harder to entertain ourselves.
Maybe that’s it! I keep myself as busy as possible so no one ever makes me mow the law. It’s working too.