Hi Everyone! It's Tuesday and time to link up with Elizabeth and see what the rest of the T Tuesday gang are up to. There have been a lot of ups and downs here lately, but I am doing my best to separate myself from the drama and just be in the moment happy.
I am now able to share my upcoming vacation plans to Stockholm! Here is a link to the main reason for my visit. Ragnar has been commissioning beaded flowers from me since early 2012, some of which (along with other beaded flower artists he has collected) will be in this exhibition. He visited New York City in December of 2013, and the three of us went down to meet him. He told me about his very extensive collection of vintage and contemporary beaded flowers and his interest in the history of the art. At the time I thought I was meeting a buyer that I "knew" through Etsy, but the day turned into a blur when he told me he was planning an exhibition and a book that he wanted me to be a part of. A few days after that meeting, he and a friend who arrived to join him from Sweden traveled up to our home for a wonderful afternoon and lunch. He has worked tirelessly to bring his dream of an exhibit and book to reality, and it is going to be a real pleasure to share his moment with him!
Now, as if that was not excitement enough....Dennis & I are 99.9999% sure we will be able to attend the Mass at Madison Square Garden that will be celebrated by Pope Francis when he visits NY in a little over a week. We are just waiting for the actual paper tickets to arrive at our Parish.
So it is no wonder I have had little time for art lately! Oh, the sewing machine has been out, but clothing alterations has been its focus!
Thanks for visiting! I'm looking forward to what everyone is up to this week!