Today I just want to share a happy moment with you. We had such a gorgeous faux-Spring day yesterday, that I was smiling and pumped all day. I went and hiked up Chautauqua at the base of the Flatirons here in Boulder, and smelled the sun warming the earth. I could practically hear the rustle of seed pods cracking open in the topsoil.
I like to share with others when I feel that primal force of joy - which is really the Lifeforce - and the source of creative energy. I find that the more I share that buoyant enthusiasm with others, the more my own creative buzz grows. You know what they say - whatever it is that you want - give it away freely.
So here's an image that is basically a smile I want to share with you. I like collecting and sharing images that make me smile, which is why I am having so much fun on Pinterest right now. I really didn't want to add another social media task to my plate, but I am finding that it only takes a few seconds more to share an image there, as I am sharing links elsewhere.
I have been ripping pages out of magazines for decades now, and making trend boards, style collages, etc., and as I switch from paper magazines to digital magazines this year, it feels good to have a digital alternative to my image and color-collecting compulsion!
Thursday Sophie and I will be flying to Ohio to shoot a couple segments for Quilting Arts TV, then we'll have dinner with Kathy Price, the director of Mission of Love, who made the delivery of 2155 quilts in Japan a reality. I'll be giving her a firsthand report of what I learned in Japan in January, and personally conveying my thanks from all of you who sent quilts for this incredible relief effort. In case you missed it earlier, I have posted photos from the coastal town where the quilts were distributed July 13.
Hey, it's National Quilting Month! Woo hooo! But for those of you who celebrate quilting every month... I thought you should know it is also Bun Day in Iceland! (tongue firmly planted in cheek) This week is also Michelangelo's birthday (March 6, 1475) and I celebrate his artistic genius, and his obsessive commitment to creative perfection.
(this image was taken overlooking Waikiki Beach, capturing an early morning rainbow over the water.)
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I'll be at the Melbourne Australasian show April 14-15 (walking the show, and hopefully meeting many of you!), and I will be giving a presentation in the Canberra area on Saturday April 21st at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre in Queanbeyan.
11 Day Tour of Ireland + Quilt Festival
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June 5-15 with Luana
$3165 Air/Land, $2573 Land Package Only