I can’t believe a week has passed since I last wrote. I have had so much going on it feels like several weeks.

Last Monday and Tuesday, I spent at the cottage getting back to centre. There is nothing like sitting on the shore of such a powerful lake, listening to the geese head south and have the last of the summer sun warm your face. It really makes you reflect on life, who you are and  where you want to go. I am so excited about the direction my work is taking. I would  share more except it is mostly in the idea stage, although  some  manifestation has  occurred.

I feel fortunate about the pieces I have created because I am in the middle of another exciting project and can’t take time to play with this new direction. I have been asked to contribute to Marcia DeCosters new book, “Marcia DeCoster presents” http://maddesignsbeads.blogspot.ca/. She is a person I greatly admire and would love  spending  time with her. I will talk more of both her and the work I am doing with her later. Here I want to say … Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am just so excited, a little nervous and very proud to be asked. It is still hard for me to believe she asked this little girl from a small Northern Ontario town and a big family.

Here is a quote  from the letter of invitation

“will profile the exciting work and voices of an international cross-section of contemporary artist who design outstanding work with beads as the primary material”.

Its pretty obvious why I feel the way I do, right?

That is not the only exciting event that happened. I did the Absolute Beginner class this week. What a wonderful group of enthusiastic, talented people. I had seven people who blew me over with their passion. It is pretty amazing to get that influx of energy at the beginning of a new term. The pieces created where stunning. Once again, I was so busy living the experience I didn’t get any pictures.

Thanksgiving weekend is always family time, on Sunday Dave and I got to have a feast with my sister, her husband and my parents. On Monday, we had a wonderful lunch with an old friend, who has always been special to Dave and a new friend that I am excited about getting to know. The weekend came to a perfect close with an intimate meal with my partner, who I am most thankful for. All and all Maggie Muggins … it was a glorious weekend. I did get a little work done, between the fabulous feasts … which I should get back to.