It's also an interesting place to buy stuff. I needed a big piece of wide batik backing fabric, and found it on eBay for half of what I would have paid in a quilt store. And after pricing fat cording at Hobby Lobby (99 cents/yard), I scored 40 yards for $12 plus postage on eBay! Within a few days I should receive a new white cotton shirt of handwoven cloth (that I plan to paint) for less than 1/3 the retail price. Plus, going to the mailbox is like Christmas morning, and we've become best friends with the local postmaster. I may never go to a department store again.
We're starting to ramp up for the solo show in Fayetteville in late October. Postcards should arrive next week, my address list is getting updated, and I'm debating whether to work on a couple of small pieces for the show. I probably have enough, but too much is better--so we can select pieces that show up the best. I also have some dear friends coming to visit from Ohio, which will briefly impact the time available. My online drawing class with Susan Shie is over for the time being (I'll probably sign up again after the holidays). I learned a lot just by having regular assignments to complete, looking at what other students did, and experimenting with various pencils, markers and paints. If I keep at it, I might turn into a fairly respectable drawing person. I would love that.