When we first moved I honestly thought my Pop would never come out here, I thought his fear of airplanes would overwhelm his need to see me and our new home.
I was wrong.
My dad not only took the plane ride, he is reveling in his ability to fly again and to other places. I wish you could have seen his look of wonder at the palm trees down in Phoenix, hear his exclaimations at each new site. I just can't wait to show him the Grand Canyon.
My mom will be coming up from a sales meeting down in Phoenix tomorrow afternoon.
It has been great to be in my Pops company. I love him so much.
Today we went to the Museum of Northern Arizona with David. We saw Kachina's, fossils, and an installation about therizinosaur's.There is also a fantastic showing of contemporary art called Trappings of the American West, which was fantastic. All works were for sale and everything was of fantastic quality.
My Pops bought me this great little tool which features a scissor, just perfect for sewing on the go! Not to mention that one of the screwdrivers is just the right size for replacing a broken sewing machine needle. At 2.5" long, it is a very petite knife!
I haven't been writing much because once again, our lives are in upheaval. Back in September, David lost his job, you know, the one we moved out here with or for. I have taken another job or two, and feel overwhelmed.
On the exciting side, one of the jobs I am working right now is putting together a fiber art workshop series for next July through the Coconino Community College and a showing of fiber art to go with it. We'll be advertising through FiberART and the Surface Design Journal, and the entire event will be called Surface:Layered.
We will have Carol Soderlund, Barb Wills, Darcy Falk, Kathyanne White, myself and a few others. If you want to be on the mailing list, please email me privately.
A lesser exciting job is as a machine embroiderer for a local screen print/embroidery shop in town and that is on top of teaching children art a few days a week.
We don't know what we are going to do yet, though there are some good things brewing.
I thought I would break the silence by giving a heads up.