Friday, August 19, 2011

What happens when...summer ends and the school semester begins anew

I’ve had fun this past week, getting back into my craft room, creating and posting on my blog.

I am happy to see that as the week progressed, the layers of dormancy fell away and my creativity and craftsmanship improved: I like the last of the three “Making a Scene” cards but not the first two.

My last post before this past week was three months ago, on May 15, when the Spring Semester ended and I “thought” I would have the summer to craft—craft—craft!

Instead, I enrolled in this amazing summer Color Foundation art class, which was totally and completely time consuming and intense but which I totally and absolutely loved and cried like a baby when it ended. (The Bristol board belt shown in an earlier post was conceived in that class.)

Then in July my husband had a three week teaching gig in Alaska, to which, of course, we accompanied him.  

Later in the month we headed down to NM for a lovely week in old Santa Fe.

So I can’t really complain—too much—about not having time to craft.

Besides, I had read an article in Cloth, Paper, Scissors, which inspired me to try my hand at creating my first art travel journal before leaving for Alaska.

I had fun embellishing and adding to my journal during our travels. 

Part of a page I embellished while in Santa Fe
Alas, the Fall Semester begins anew this next Monday.

I am taking 11 credit hours and begin the long and arduous process toward writing my Master’s thesis.

I (think), however, that I have settled on a topic/question that is near and dear to my heart and I am hopeful that I may be able to turn it into a thesis paper.

We shall see…

In the meantime, my hope is to return to crafting and blogging at least once a week, if not more, during the upcoming semester.

Knowing me, my studies will consume all my free time, energy and focus and alas, my crafting will lie dormant, yet again.

I hope not, as my craft room and blogging are my respite—nay, my sanity! 

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