Sunday, June 19, 2011

Quandry...Conundrum...

quan·da·ry/ˈkwänd(ə)rē/Noun

1. Perplexity or uncertainty over what to do in a difficult situation: "Andrea is in a quandary".
2. A difficult situation; a practical dilemma

I have completed one of the pieces for the October show I will be in in New Mexico after days and days of back and forth. I have it hanging and it is just missing something. I am in a unique position as it is exactly as I had proposed. It is just like the drawing and sample, but on a larger scale, and (drat!) it is missing something. I will ponder, mull it over and consider what can be done.In the meantime, I will proceed with the set of 3 sculptures for the same show and move forward.

I am still in the throes of end-of-year school matters and figuring out summer schedules. In the last few years, summer has been full of travel for me, teaching here and there, but found this was not a practical plan as I was leaving sad faces behind. You would think as they got older, it would be easier. It is, in fact, more difficult for all of us. I will get there eventually, but won't wish a single day away.I am lucky enough to have people willing to travel to come to me, so I will have some visitors this summer. Looking forward to that!

I also have a plan for the fall that I will officially announce later this summer, once I am all set up.

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5 comments:

Claire Maunsell said...

I find the same thing as they get older, and I too thought it would be easier...

Deb said...

Does this mean we won't see you at felters fling?

Andrea Graham- Feltmaker said...

Oh, I will be at Fling!

Hooked On Felt said...

Andrea, I found the same to be true of my children, the more responsibility they had to take on in my absences, the more they wanted me there. Retrospectively, I think it was that they needed my guidance to help them more and more as they became closer to to "adult life". Enjoy the fact that they miss you so terribly when you are gone. What a blessing. How awful it would be if they were happy you were going!
The "rest of the piece" will come to you. I've no doubt of that!

Dag said...

hi, i adore and follow your work on the blog and was thrilled to read about an upcoming show in new mexico! i am in albuquerque and hope that i will be able to see the show!!

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