Anna Hergert, Art & Design

Just when I thought things are slowing down a bit…

IMG_7498This week is just running away on me. I can’t believe it is Thursday! I reflect on what I have been up to and realize quickly I don’t have much to show for it.

Trouble with the internet always slows down things here… I am not sure about you. Ours’ was down parts of yesterday and today. But instead using the downtime for creating in the studio I have been sorting… dishes, clothes, cook books, items in the pantry…I am still de-cluttering. Yes, the house is listed (thank you to all who have shared the listing thus far!!!) but with doing the marketing ourselves much of my energy is going into different ideas and approaches.

Who knew that these days private home sellers are encouraged to create a website for their house? I rejected that suggestion when I read the information provided by the listing company last Saturday… but then the idea grew on me. Yesterday morning I spent some time to take pictures and I started a website to share more in-depth information about our house. Here is the link, in case you are interested or think friends/family might be.

Back to the studio and limited time spent there: First, I need to send a huge thank you to Cindi today. She read about “National Letter Writing Month” on my blog… Imagine my surprise when I stopped at the post office in town yesterday and found a note from Cindi in our box! Cindi, an Art Quilt Campus 2015 & 2016 participant, decided to jump in on the letter writing action and share a personal, hand written note with me! Thank you, thank you, thank you, Cindy! That’s what it is all about – these little surprises, the thought and action of surprising someone. I really appreciate the note! It provides energy during these busy times!

Observing some semblance of a routine I keep writing into my journal. The Drream Pop-Open Cards are really motivating. Every day I look forward to carving out a small amount of time to reflect on the individual quote for the day pulled from the box at random. It is interesting where my thoughts go and how I interpret them. Some days the words come easy, other days they are more sluggish. The important thing is that I am keeping to a writing routine.

Monday I am off to Saskatoon for an evening meeting presentation at the Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild. I will be speaking on the virtue of handwork. On the agenda is my “Everything Old is New Again” presentation about the Slow Stitching Movement and how I have been affected by this phenomena. I will have my newest Kantha work with me. All  pieces were created since the beginning of February.

It’s time to publish this post. I am off to the Moose jaw Art Guild meeting tonight. It’s always good to connect with like-minded people! Hope the sun is shining where you are!

This entry was published on April 21, 2016 at 3:18 pm. It’s filed under Creativity Update, In the News, Journaling, Motivational, Networking, staying in touch and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

7 thoughts on “Just when I thought things are slowing down a bit…

  1. Helene on said:

    Anna, the website looks fantastic! Best of luck with the sale.


  2. Cindi on said:

    Hi Anna, glad to hear you were surprised (in a good way) by the note. I had a smile on my face when I sent it, just anticipating your smile when you got it. And by the way, I would love to have your studio, but no plans to move back to Sask. haha


  3. Alice Brody on said:

    house website is terrific, really makes it look totally inviting. Best of luck with the sale.


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