We made it to today, thanks to God's mercy, goodness and grace. While deadlines abound, I default to gratitude.  2018 was a loaves and fishes year. Every time it looked like the basket was about to be empty, there was enough for the next day. And now there is a bounty of baskets, filled. Most importantly the strength and vigor of my husband Neil, now recovered.

  Artists are beginning to come to us for the first time since we began in 2013. We have a new embroiderer, Vicki McGaha.  And 3 days ago, on 4-2-2018, for the first time ever, there was a helper in the studio; Haley Mitchell-Godwin is helping to make aprons. It is an overwhelming moment; savored til now.

 I am stressing this morning because of the BOUNTY of the menu before me, what to send to the fabric printer for the May show, so much talent on the table, limited budget, time pressing..... editor, go-for, staff, production, advertising, maintenance, accounting.....hence the gratitude; it quiets, relieves and refreshes.

  Feature art here is by Shane Beck, son-in-law. Awesome, man and artist. Each artist and event is a headliner unto itself. Gratitude.

Taxes are behind. To make or blog. Hmmm.  We still make things back to the studio for me.  I need a staff.

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