As the New England winter starts to draw icy circles in the landscape, I am reminded of how thankful I was for the sunshine of the summer. I already miss the warmth.Â This Saturday I attended and participated in the Concord, NH Art Market with my sister and brother-in-law.Â While the wind nearly took the tent away, it was great to get out and meet new people and see what other artists were up to.
I have submitted to both Snow Monkey, and The Virginia Quarterly Review.Â I am still waiting to hear from Snow Monkey, but The Virginia Quarterly Review sent a very nice form rejection.Â There are days when that sort of thing will drive me to submit more, and days when it just makes me feel a little blue.Â I guess that is the way of it.
I am teaching a class right now on writing and hand made books.Â It’s a small but good group of ladies.Â I always love the start of a new class.Â Everyone is so excited, and eager to learn.Â That usually fades in traditional classes, but when you are teaching adults in a non-credit course it seems to last a little longer. My favorite part of the process of teaching a class is the way a group can inspire you to create.Â I have been more productive since I started the course last week than I have all month.
Well, I have no sage advice this time around, but peace and happiness to everyone.