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A Few Moments of Amazing

Do you ever have moments where life just goes ahead and tells you that you are headed in the right direction, and just keep on doing what you are doing? I hope so. Because they are real gifts, and we don’t always get as many of those as we need. When we do, though, it’s important to make note of them. Bear witness to the good. That’s what I’m doing here.
I’ll keep it brief so you will be encouraged to watch this uplifting video (below). Or skip right to it, it’s okay.
This weekend: I taught at the Indianapolis Art Center. And it went sooo well. My four students were “dream students.” Happy to be present, focused, attentive, helpful and kind towards one another. And adept! Good thinkers, good designers…I could go on, and probably will in a future post.
Last night: I dreamed my good friend Ginger (of LEDE Studio & Gallery) held up my work in front of all of her studio helpers and clients and declared it great. Wooo-hooo! I talked to my son on the phone this week – yay for moms of grown men!
This morning: Email inquiries for custom work have been coming in, and even though it is challenging to provide creative blueprints with words over email, things are progressing. And I received some photos from Emily Schwank of Raincliffs Photography, who will be doing a show in my little gallery – my first time showing an artists work – and I about cried I love those shots so much. More on that soon.
This afternoon: met some friends for lunch, where I also ran into a couple of other friends, and it was really sublime.
This evening: A “virtual” friend I met during an online business coaching class held her own teleconference this evening. I got some goodies there – I discovered some astrological info that sheds some light on my life path. Kinda a biggie (Thank you, Lisa Zimmerman of Soul Level Solutions). To cap it all off, I received an email from a very dear friend who I have been missing lately – containing the video below.
Draw your own conclusions. Hopefully they will all be uplifting ones!

P.S. – the more I thought about the good things that have come up lately, the more grateful I became, because the process reminded me of even more good stuff. Try it! and, I cried when I watched the video.

The Basile Studio Shop Open House at the Indianapolis Art Center

It was my honor a few short weeks ago to get a call from Kate Oberreich, fine artist, friend, and newly promoted manager of the Basile Studio Shop in the Indianapolis Art Center at 820 East 67th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220.  She asked if I’d be interested in offering some work for sale there. Of course I would, and did!!!
And the best new is that the shop is newly renovated, revived and re-opened, and is hosting a Holiday Party tomorrow: Friday, December 10, 6-8 pm, in conjunction with the opening of the Winter exhibits. (http://indplsartcenterblog.com/2010/12/01/363/).
You will find the shop beautifully nestled near the warmly welcoming entrance to the Michael Graves designed Indianapolis Art Center. It’s directly across the vestibule from the Welcome desk, where friendly and efficient Guest Services greet you with their shining, friendly faces. What a good reason to visit such a beautiful space!
The Basile Studio Shop features the fine art and fine craft of local and regional artists, many with an Art Center connection. The shop offers new hours, Monday-Friday noon-7pm, Saturday noon-4pm and new this year, the shop will be open on Sundays (noon-4pm) until Christmas.


Some of the artist and fine craftspeople include: Gayla Hodson (painting), Susan Hodgin (painting), Matt Kenyon (glass), Chuck Bruce (jewelry), Stephen Rapp (woodworking), Sandi Finney (ceramics), Peggy Briedenbach (ceramics), Lisa Pelo-McNiece (glass), Wug Laku (Waterstone Wood Boxes) and many more.
You may know that I found my love of metal at the Art Center, and have a soft spot for this wonderful community art-making place.  I’m also currently on faculty there and am showing some work in the Basile Studio Shop, so you can get a full dose of metal fever if you like!
While you are at it, stay with the Handmade theme for the holidays. Purchase handmade gifts at the Basile Studio Shop or from your local friendly artisan, and proudly give a gift  from the heart, made with love in the Heartland.

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