I see shiny doorways waiting for me in 2011. It always seems that when one door of opportunity opens, another one closes. This past year, I watched doors close behind me, but not as many new doors opening. I guess that is how it sometimes goes, doorways are not synchronized to work simultaneously. Sometimes you have to watch several opportunities to their completion before one new one presents itself.
The good news is as I am moving forward on my journey, I planted seeds for new things. It takes awhile…but I’m starting to see the potential of my efforts. Friday, I received the community college catalog and there it was, the sewing classes I developed are advertised and I’m already getting great response. No worries about canceled classes here.
Tuesday I’ll be pitching another class to someone else. This one will emphasize my skills as a C&T Surface Design Ambassador. You can see an example of my surface design in the featured picture. Surface design is a wide ranging variety of concepts that focus on altering fabric with paint and other media. In July, I’m scheduled to teach fabric painting to the local guild.
I have some other ideas to pitch around town and the big secret that I anxiously can’t tell you about until it happens. In the mean time, I’m working through what I have and where I’m going. This year I’ve discovered a lot about me. I’ve always loved to teach, so I’ll be teaching. And I’ve re-discovered that I love making my own painted fabric. My new work features painted fabrics that I made a few years ago and am finally figuring out what to do with it. I think I made a full circle. These fabrics inspire me, but they also remind me that sometimes you have to step back and review what you’ve been doing in order to move forward. All it takes is to continually put one foot in front of the other and it all will work out.