The plague has been at our house the last few weeks, so I have not had the energy to turn Millie on and practice…or do much of anything for that matter. (Would anyone like to come clean my house?) I digress. Practicing is part muscle memory so I did do a little…very little…repetitive drawing.I have a long way to go with my feathers. And my leaves and berries…And anything else for that matter, but it is a start. I have been reading about all aspects of longarming and design if that counts in any way. My plan is to start heavy practicing on some pantographs, and then pull in free motion designs over time.
I have set the exit from my day job and industry for the beginning of September. I am excited at the prospect of being my own boss again and to be turning in a totally different direction. As I can finally afford to be artsy, now is the test to see if I have it in me. I am looking forward to the next thirty years of health, happiness, discovery and lovely, civil people!
WOW! Are you retiring? Making quilting a full-time job? This is a big change, bigger than using your long-arm quilting machine! What kind of work do you do, anyway? (I play with children with autism all day…and have only been doing this for four years now, so it is a new job for me. I am a newly certified Floortime Therapist).
Well, congrats! This is exciting!