My plan today was to attend a 1-1.5 hour meeting with my local art group this morning, and then come back home and work on all the administrative tasks that accumulate throughout the week. But a chance conversation meant I ran 4 hours (4? really?) over and still haven't gotten to any of the details I'd hoped to be done with by now.
But that means that I remembered my commitment to blog! And that perfectly aligned with one of my administrative tasks...wrapping up the slides for my presentation in two weeks. So it all comes around to make for a beautiful day in May. Here's the presentation I'm working on. It will be hosted at the local district library.
To keep my natural anxiety around public speaking at bay, I'm trying to stay focused on how much fun it is to share this adventure with others. And to remember what an honor it is to share this beautiful place with others who may, one day, make a trip of their own.
In addition to sharing the planning and traveling process, I'll also be talking about how this trip has impacted my art-making. I have to say, pulling my reflections together coherently is turning into the hardest challenge that I have for this talk. So instead of thinking about that, I'm going back to picking and sorting slides! And I'll leave you, today, with this picture of one of my new needle-felted panels. It's 8" x 6" ... wool roving on an acrylic felt background. Enjoy!