It's 6.30 am and I feel as though I have climbed the sleep ladder. It's not often I go to bed when it's still light.!!!
Like many of you, I have dreams and aspirations. This year is rather a turning point for me. It's probably the last year I travel as much as I have in the past as I prepare for other energies in my career.
Can we do this in middle age when we reach the magical age of the 60's..?
The realisation that I might not be back here in Grayling for a while after 13 years of visits is sad in a way, and exciting in another as I pursue a different aspect of my career.
Next year, I have plans of completing my education as a documentary maker and photographer.
I have to be in one place to accept the Government funding to complete our documentary on the "Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt"…. and I need to be home to oversee the project.
We require editors, a soundtrack, production, so much to do and it needs careful planning.
Jamie will complete the rest of the filming as I work on the Quilt and I have to finish it and the accompanying book and fabric designs.
We plan a new production company to present videos of my classes and techniques on other projects and I will be accessible to more people through this medium. Videos. patterns and fabric as well as documentaries.
In conjuction with a buddy we have some exciting ideas for "Art and Textile Journal" tours to far flung places. Not your average tours honey….
It's a huge task.
Our Arkansas project is exciting… with proposed Textile Art retreats at the new Hotel and in a way this turn in my career will give me more free time and flexibility.
That's not to say I won't travel, it would be like cutting my arms off, however, it will be different.
It really just beginning to sink in as I share this news with you all and my friends here in Grayling.
It takes 3 years to wind down from a lifestyle like this but I'm almost there… it's been in the planning since 2009.
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Wow! Congratulations and best wishes for success on your next endeavour, Pam. At the age of 61, I say, “Why not?” also. If I achieve half your energy, I’ll be very happy.
Does less travel mean more time at home near the Grandies?
Don’t be sad that it is ending, be happy that it happened!! I think it is wonderful that you have plans to make your classes and techniques accessible to others through different media…..I might be able to learn some more!!!!
Yvonne, thanks, I’m not in desperation, but I hate good things ending….
On the other hand more good things are to come.