Are we there yet?

Two days until we head off to Charleston, SC for 4 days of no work, no students, no teaching, no selling, no listing...just pure, unadulterated beachful blist.

I will NOT be:

  • listing anything
  • answering emails
  • looking up tracking numbers
  • mailing anything
  • making anything (ok, I do knit compulsively in my free time)
  • taking phone calls from anyone other than my best friend

I WILL be:

  • not thinking about the studio, store, teaching, or Implexus AT ALL.
  • enjoying the first real vacation Ive had in over 4 years
  • enjoying 4 days alone with my husband, with no outside drama or interference
  • taking pictures
  • collecting hoards of seashells
  • taking deep breaths of wonderfully salty ocean airy
  • camping out by the lake
  • maybe never coming back :)

I always considered myself a really chill, relaxed, laid back person. But the past few months I can see that Im not exactly that way anymore, which I hate. I feel so annoyed by everyone and everything, even though most of the time I dont let on that I am. I love what Im doing job-wise, but need a break. Im hoping this will be it. I hope I can come back feeling relieved and can start over not being so...angry.

I may not blog a whole lot here. I want to start blogging again more often, but I'll probably be putting most of the business stuff on and personal blogging elsewhere...not sure where yet, lol. So go subscribe to my other blog!


I cant believe its June already. Funny how time gets away from you so easily. Full session classes start at my studio tomorrow night. Im excited! The Nomadic Portfolio project also gets started tomorrow. Im super excited! And my birthday is in a few days. Even more excited! And my husband finally gets to move up here with me from out of state! Ecstatic about that! So June seems to already be the month of new beginnings. Im so excited to see what the rest of the month will bring. :)

Open Sesame

The gallery I rent my studio through is having an open house on June 5th, and my studio will be a part of it, open to the public. This is also a part of the NoDa gallery crawl.

Hope to see you there!

Lesson learned

My car got towed yesterday. Apparently I was parked in a private lot which I was not aware was private. I hate downtown Charlotte.

I held my first demo classes in North Carolina today. Terrible. I was optimistic about it up until 1:00pm today, then I started to get worried. Around 1:30 my suspicions appeared to be confirmed. I had 2 classes scheduled today, only 1 person who registered actually came out. I normally ask for payment in advance, in case of cancelations, but its a demo, I figured not having to have the money until that day may be more incentive to come. Nope.

The moral of the story? Always pay for parking and always make people prepay for classes. Lesson learned.

I want to say "I cant believe this!" yet it doesnt really surprise me. Charlotte is so weird.


Nearly 90 degrees here today...yet my shop is full of warm things to wear. Pffff.

New delightful summertime goodies coming soon.

I promise! :)

Are you in the Charlotte, NC area? Stop in at Implexus studio for art classes!

  • Drawing
  • Fiber / Textile
  • Origami
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Screen printing
Group classes of 4-6 people and private classes available. Classes begin on June 1.

No previous art experience necessary. Cost includes everything you will need for class, all you have to do is bring yourself! This is your chance to try something new.

Go to for more information.


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