Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Staying Motivated!

IMG_6717I am nearly there… the studio is almost back in place. The photo above shows what a serious sorting through my desk area can do. I would not have been able to show you this space a couple of weeks ago. I find that horizontal space has a tendency to fill up… could it have a built in magnet for paper?

This studio reconfiguration has certainly been a much longer process than I had anticipated. Could it be that I was a little distracted? I had more kits to prepare for the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and the supplies had to be packed for shipping. That out of the way, I spent a couple of days in Saskatoon catching up with friends. This involved some shopping, but I restrained myself as I was recalling my feelings of dismay when I discovered that I had engaged in consumerism a little too much over the past several years.

Gillian introduced me to “Soul Paper”, a fabulous little store that appeals to many artists and those engaging in creative endeavors. Here is the link to the store. It is worth a visit!

A relaxing afternoon concluded at McNally Robinson, one of the last treasured independent bookstores Canada has to offer. The Saskatoon location is always a place I like to visit. The Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild regularly has members’ quilts on display, books outnumber gift items – a big plus in my eyes – and the instore restaurant “Prairie Ink” makes one of the best cappuccinos around. While browsing the magazine rack I found a copy of “Fiber Art Now”. I don’t pick these magazine sup often but this one warranted my attention.

Photo 005It has informative articles that span past, present and future trends in fiber art. I consider this a special treat. The current issue is a flip book version, turn it over and start browsing through a diverse catalog featuring international fiber art.

Photo 006Back to the topic on hand, the studio reconfiguration. I have a couple of pieces of equipment for sale. This will most likely be of interest to more local artists that follow the blog. Please feel free to pass on the info to anyone you think might be interested.

I am letting go of my large light table. It is built up so one can stand up to work at it, the rolling cabinet below has extra storage. The light table assembly and cabinet are not permanently connected and are easy to move.

IMG_6718The light table assembly stands 36″ tall, 31″ wide and 25″ deep. I am asking $ 50 for this.


The last of the containers with supplies are waiting… back to work. Have a great Wednesday everyone – Happy creating!

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7 thoughts on “Staying Motivated!

  1. Helene on said:

    Anna, what is that thing that looks like a funky Jenga sculpture in the upper left hand of your photo? Is that the base of the clock?


  2. shoppegirlsheree on said:

    Hi Anna,

    I enjoy reading your blog and following your work. In todays blog you mentioned you have an overhead projector for sale for $30. Is it still available, if so I am interested. I live in Ontario and am not sure what the shipping would be. I know you will be teaching at Quilt Canada in June which I will be attending. It may be too much to ask to bring it then. Let me know what the status of the projector is please.

    Thank you, Sheree

    Sent from my iPad



  3. Middleton, Dorothy on said:

    Hi Anna, It must feel good with the newly reorganized and decluttered studio. I am supposed to be decluttering too but I am interested in the overhead projector provided it can be used for enlargement of designs and that you can point me to where supplies (bulbs particularly) are still available. I have a light table which I find very useful. I look forward to hearing from you to find out if it has not been snapped up already. Dorothy


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