2020 started off with a bang I started my year in January with a 4 day workshop Sewing Connection in Pakenham VIC like I have for the past 13 years and then onto Kate Hansen in Melbourne for another 3 days of workshops and it was great to be out and sharing in class again after a break away late last year.
March saw Sandra Mollon come from the California to teach her amazing Elephants and were we in for a treat....Sandra was an absolute delight to host and the class was truly inspiring!
We will get her back one day I hope when the world starts again...
Sandra's in Urunga was held in the venue in town and the dinner was a special Paint and Dine event with artist Marci Arnold facilitating the Sister painting experience....it was a beautiful night together at the local award winning restaurant Anchors Wharf on the Kalang river.
Some images of the March Workshop Event.
And Now its time to Isolate.....
It took me awhile to get settle into this time of isolation, I think the shock of how massive this was globally that certainly took me back a few steps....I felt each day the sadness of what I was seeing happen to families all over and then hearing the economic stresses on people was hard to take in as well.....
Unheard of times and its Happening....Now!
Of course the calendar fell apart pretty quickly as did everyone's I suspect, but dates, events, flights and work will come back..it will look different I imagine...
Not saying that is a bad thing either.
As Long as we are all okay! is the New Moto....
Keeping motivated and creative through the emotional roller-coaster was the best medicine, and turning off the news worked well too....just checking in occasionally to try and keep up.
I found my shed sanctuary and a new found boost to start...and I have accomplished a few things, pushed my comfort levels and shared moments that I am proud of.
I know that having to step off the fast forward I was on has given me time to stop and think more about whats to come and how to approach it with a grateful heart.
Understanding we are truly All in this Together!
Free Tutorial videos
I made some tutorial videos to share how I make textured surfaces using confetti fabrics. The Videos are in 3 parts...learning as I go in Isolation!
The Sharkey Shed
While I have been home in Isolation, I have had time to spend in my Shed Studio!
'The Sharkey Shed' has been getting a work out with some projects, some videos and making some stock. I have been sorting out boxes of fabrics and rearranging shelving and supplies.
So I did this short quick look around where I create...
This is my Shed!
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I'm Caroline, and I use fabric and thread to tell my story.