So what else is new? You’re probably thinking, “she’s late again…hasn’t posted in a while.” You are absolutely correct! The holidays have a way of getting me off track. Thanksgiving was spent with the family (those who could make it). My family is strewn across the country, so it’s not always easy for everyone to get together. My boys, who I miss terribly, live on the East Coast — next year it’s time to visit momma! Aren’t they handsome??
Then, of course, the Christmas frenzy begins. Up goes the tree and decorations, baking, shopping for gifts, and the like. Throw into the mix classes, tangling, and doing the household chores and the time just flies….
Here’s pictures from all the things that have been going on since the last post.
Mission Market Craft Show
Tangle & Talk Party at April’s
My Lovely Ladies
The winter solstice has just passed and you know what that means? That spring is just around the corner. I am not one for enjoying the disappearance of daylight savings time. I like it when it stays light out until 9 pm. For some reason, that makes me feel like I have more hours in the day. Anyway, now that the shortest day of the year has come and gone, a minute of light gets added on to each day. That’s my internal signal telling me that spring is a’coming!
But, until then, I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, with many blessings for the New Year.
Many Happy Tangles for 2014 – Bonnie
Although I did have a beginner Zentangle workshop this week (again in Andover – see the class mosaic to the left), I deviated just a wee bit. Twice a month I will be doing a painting class at The Regent with my lovely ladies and I just had to show you what Virginia did. She is just the neatest lady! She shared a little of her life with me and I was so fascinated. She was raised in Kansas on a farm by parents who were both deaf. When I asked how they had met, she said they met at a school for the deaf in Olathe. She communicated with them through sign language, and when she was ready for school they sent her to stay with an aunt so she could learn proper English. She’s in her 90’s, so you know that took place a long, long time ago. I find people’s stories to be so interesting!
I have a couple of workshops coming up – a Paperweight Workshop this coming Saturday (plus you’ll learn a new tangle that just came out), our monthly Tangle & Talk on November 30, and then in December I’ll be doing a Black & White & Glitter Workshop. Hope you’ll join us! Check the “Workshops” tab for more information.
I’ll also be participating in a couple of shows this month, so if you are looking to do some Christmas Shopping or you just like shows, stop by…
Thursday, November 14, 6-9 pm, The TheraPlay Spot, 914 S. Hillside, and Saturday, November 23, 9-4 pm, Calvary Arts & Crafts Mission Market, 2525 N. Rock Road.