Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Quick update

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Much like the Sand Piper on the beach near Rome I feel that the world is my oyster…

The year is in full swing for me. Ideas are beginning to take concrete shape, and I have a couple of strong concepts in mind for my new body of work. Sketching is under way… How did this happen? I embarked on the CDA Challenge for 2014 as announced in the January 1st blog post. I had three attempts and finally settled on one form of creating a small art piece for each day of the year so far. I am on track and feeling centered and focused. It is never too late to join in! Someone just signed on yesterday… give a try!

Teaching my first Advanced Design class last Saturday always gets me fired up and excited, too. The ideas we exchanged inspired me as much as the students and the feedback I have had so far is positive. I don’t want to rush the month but I am looking forward to February 1st…

I put away the Christmas decorations late last night and the house is feeling a little bare. I like this sparseness in contrast to the richly decorated tree. It always urges me to devote my energy to the studio where I can fondle fabrics, pull threads and flip through sketches gathered throughout the year.

Photo Club started the year out well. Colin and I belong to the Moose Jaw and Regina Clubs, and we made it our mission to attend the meetings this week. It was bitter cold both nights, but just spending time around creative minds energized both of us and made for some lively discussion for the long drives home. For Christmas I received a couple of new additions for my camera – life is good!

Speaking of photography, I had a little time yesterday to review and sort images from the Italy trip. I plan to complete my travel blog posts soon. It is much later than intended but my attention was just not on writing for the last part of 2013. The images got me all warmed up (it was – 31 C yesterday) and put big smiles on my face when I recalled walking the medieval streets capturing history with my lens.

Before I sign off for today: Art Quilt Campus is filling. Several registrations arrived in the mail yesterday. There are limited spaces left for week two, July 27th – August 1st, 2014. If you are interested, check out the blog post with details here.

Back to work – fabric and fibers are waiting and new ideas are ready to be realized. Stay warm and do something creative for yourself today!

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4 thoughts on “Quick update

  1. Chris Elliott on said:

    Hello Anna from hot and dusty Wilcannia, Australia. Enjoyed the sandpiper picture, and the water in the background. We are currently experiencing a dust storm AND a dry electrical storm, which gives a great excuse to stay inside and tidy the fabric drawers and make a list of the first projects to finish. There are quite a few.


    • Hope the heatwave subsides in the foreseeable future, Chris! I do know about heavy winds and dust, as this is what we get in the summertime. In the winter the temps reverse and the instead of sand and soil the wind moves snow to form drifts and ice up the roads… not a lot of fun whether we deal with heat or icy cold. Have fun fondling fabrics!


  2. Elinor Burwash Designs on said:

    Hi Anna, I was delighted to see the picture of the sandpiper. A flock of small birds landed in my linden tree this morning and I am busy sketching birds right now for my CDA for the day.


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