Below is my new workspace. We haven’t move and this isn’t a new room. It’s the same place but I’ve added a table: a drawing/ designing table. It’s there, on the right of the page, behind the black chair. Last weekend we pulled the table out from under a bed in one of the guest bedrooms and set it up next to my stitching/blogging table.
My colored pencils, my pastels, my drawing pad and sketch book are all there waiting to be used. Nothing is in a drawer but out in the open, beckoning me to come, sit down and draw something. So I did!
You can see the colored leaf drawing I did about a month ago in preparation for a design for the leaf panels. I’ve been mulling this design over for a while and now I’ve got a first draft or design. Below you can see it much better. I’m 80% happy with it and have just a few changes I may make.
Just a few days ago I drew a design for a class I’m teaching here in Berlin, beginning this week. The design is “Ein Kleiner Vogel : A Little Bird”. It’s a crewelwork piece perfect for a beginner or just in time for spring.
However, this is not the BIG news. Saturday and Sunday I spent the whole day and evening setting up a site for my online stitching school. My article “Now What?” elicited so many responses – both on the blog and through emails – that I decided to do what many of you have asked for and start teaching online classes.
There are 6 weeks of school before our two week Easter Holiday. I know there will be changes – there are ALWAYS changes when working on a new creative endeavor – but look for an announcement here sometime in early to mid-April. If all goes according to plan, I will be finishing up the course work during those two weeks for the first course.
If you have any wishes, thoughts, ideas or suggestions, please leave a comment on this article. I will read all of them and consider those that I have enough time and energy to implement.