Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Another crossroad

Once again life has presented me with another crossroad.  A year ago at this time I was deciding to get off the road, well at least to stop the insanity and the shows.  I had still planned on teaching at a few stores throughout the country but to work more out of my studio and promote the online sales.  

What I thought would be son Travis coming home to just help organize a bit turned into a full restaurant and has plans being made daily on further expansion and events.  I find many a day calling from the road to one of our crew traveling another road in another direction.  Hopefully we will all end up in the same location soon to catch our breath.  Our daughter in law Brooke will be joining us in Kansas full time the beginning of May.  We may not know where we are heading, but at least we will all be here together.  

I've been telling you all that I'm working on the web site.  Well I've been telling you that for 8 years now and I have been working on it for 8 years, but extra hard 15 hours a day for 4 weeks.  It's up!  It is just the beginning and there are some links that broke when we put it online that need fixed.  I haven't had time to load the samples and products on the galleries, but the Artful illusions rubber catalog is a flip book with all the pages updated.  It takes a minute to load, but it is all there.

In 2 weeks we will be teaching in Columbus, Ohio at Artiscape 

and 2 weeks after that will be Stamp Asylum in Plano, Texas.

All the classes are sold out in those venues at this time, but we are returning to Stamp Asylum to teach in late June as we will be in Dallas to attend market at that time.  So if you are on the waiting list for the Plano classes watch for the updates as we will be repeating those classes.  

Returning from Ohio we will be stopping at our favorite Junk store to gather decor for the Brickyard as we are redoing the exterior decor.  It will be so cool.  Wait till I send you pictures this summer.  

Sound like I'm slowing down yet?  I reluctantly showed a couple of art retreat promoters some of my class works during some recent trips.  I'm not sure I should be taking this step, but this is the new crossroads I was talking about.   It looks like you might be seeing me at more locations throughout the country teaching next year.  

Hang on!  Here we go again...


  1. It was great seeing you in Warrenton last week Joni, and can't wait to take your classes in Plano.


  2. I am always amazed at how much you accomplish. You are one of the most talented people I know. Can't wait to see you in St. Louis.

  3. I'm really looking forward to returning to St. Louis this summer to reconnect with all you guys. It should be a good time. Joni