As I painted my flag this afternoon, it dawned on me that I am just one week away from finishing my 50th year. Last July 4th, I challenged myself to complete fifty adventures within a calendar year. Crazy enough, I have finished 49 of them--and how amaZing they have been!-- BUT I have yet to learn how to play the ukulele. And, sadly, I'm not sure I'll be able to complete it. Number 48: kicking open the doors to Studio South has taken every moment...and then some. I no longer sleep and barely have time to turn around, but I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT, except when panic starts to rise in my belly and I think, "For the love of sweet Jesus, what have I done?!?" Then I think about Karissa, cry for a while, dig deep & pull it together, and remember why taking chances has become so very important. My friends, be kind, do good, and love everyday. Happy Thursday, y'all!
Day 70: This family of printmakers rocked the Kids' Cool Art workshop. Thanks, you guys, for being amazing artists and leaving your mark on Studio South. U2RStudioSouth!
Studio South wishes all dads a very happy Father's Day. To my dad and grandfathers, thanks for making me the woman I am today! My love and gratitude are immeasurable.
It was a great day at Studio South! Thanks, all artists and the AmaZing Angela Dill, for an opening day filled with mugs for Dad, stories, painting, needlefelting, crochet, and all the marks left on the door. I can't wait to see y'all again. U2RStudioS
Father's Day is THIS Sunday, y'all; so come make a quick and easy mug for dad on his special day. It's not too late to get crafty. Walk ins welcome on Friday from 9:00AM-7:00PM and "All about Dad" workshop is Saturday, June 15th at 9:00AM.
My heart is full with the love and friendship for the two most A-MaZing women on Earth! Amy Cash and Joy Tyner, you two are my heart; I am eternally thankful for all your goodness, truth, and strength. Thank you for your immeasurable support and encouragement to "...reach out and grab my chance....It feels good to soar, to fly, to be free...It is the start of something incredible." To say, "I love you," just isn't enough, but you know that.
Studio South is a dream come true! In just a two months, an idea that's been stirring for many, many years has turned into a reality with the help and blessing of family, friends, and strangers who were destined to be part of Studio South's story. I hope you too will be part of her magic and help me change someone's world one stitch, one stroke, one smile at a time.