Thursday, October 04, 2007

It really isn't the teaching .

that gets me. It is all the prep time you have to put in before the class. For this class in Chicago that I will teach on Friday I have spent most of my waking hours since Monday getting ready. I've dyed yards and yards of fabric which had to be pressed , cut and folded. Drawn patterns,which had to be folded. Written,printed and assembled an instructional booklet etc.
Needless to say I have done nothing for myself in the way of personal creativity.
But after I return from this teaching trip I will be counting down my teaching engagements which are short one day classes and all in Columbia, until I am finished the middle of November for this year(the deadline dates for several shows are looming). Therefore, I have promised myself that I am doing nothing but work, work work in my studio until the Middle of May.
I am so ready to get my hands back on the piece on the design wall and my head into all the ideas I have been putting on hold.
I am not a shutter bug so I will try to remember to take some pictures of my trip to Chicago and the quilters there.
Will check in when I get back which maybe late on Sunday evening if I decide to hang around the city after my lunch/speaker duties on Saturday to see what's up and shaking in Chicago.

2 comments:

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Where are you teaching?

Saturday here in Chicagoland should be great. The weather will be warm. The Cubs will be playing at Wrigley at 5pm so traffic will be bad. They lost last night so they can not clinch the series on Saturday so will not be to crazy.

Enjoy your class and time in Chicago.

Anonymous said...

Have a good time in CHicago. :(

Hope to see you later in the month.