This issue of Where Women Create is out now and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it. I've done many magazine articles over the years, but this one is standing out as special to me.
Probably because I love my studio so much!
I was so worried about getting the room just right, that I didn't bother much with myself. I had Halloween fingernails, since the photos were taken at the end of October. But compared to how my hands normally look, green was better than natural, I guess.
My dark roots were showing too. If I had it to do over again, I think I'd have applied some darker lipstick and had my hair done. I just wasn't thinking about how I'd look.
For the article, I was asked to include a quote. I'm just not a person who remembers quotes. I love hearing them, but they go in one ear and out the other.
When I was in Indy recently, my sister brought up our grandma's middle name, Belle.
I was thrilled! I love that name. I had no idea that is what her name was!!
Till we realized that I react that way every time I hear it. I'm easily pleased because it is all new to me. Oh my, I've just admitted that I am an idiot, didn't I? Anyway, you can see why quotes (or names of people I've been introduced to ten times, let alone related to) don't stick with me.
It was rough finding a quote. At first, I was going to use "April showers bring May flowers" because the article was originally set for spring and that is something my mom used to say to me a lot when I was little. My birthday is in May and it always made me feel special. And flowery.
But that didn't work for January. So, I looked through famous quotes and grabbed this one from Langston Hughes because he is from Lawrence, KS and it mentions birds.
"Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird who cannot fly"
And it is really a good thought too. Not that I'll ever think it again, but it fit with the article okay, since I talk about the dream of working toward getting my own studio.
Thank you for all the kind words and sweet compliments that have come my way over this story. I love sharing the room with friends. Hopefully I'll see some of you here in the future at a class?