Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Thrilling Ride

Wow. I can't believe the week I'm having. It has me all in a flutter. To tell you about it I have to back up a few months:

Last spring my friend, Kelly, helped me set up my etsy shop. I go the name I wanted and then set about getting things ready to put in it; feeling a little scared and worried the whole time. Nothing was good enough but Finally on Sunday I took the big step and listed a Remains of the Day style journal. I have three more in the construction phase. I want to do other things and have a big variety of things but the first BIG step has been taken. Please take a look at my etsy shop. I still have a lot to do for the "storefront" and such but it's there. Thank you Kelly. Thank you Sketchbook group for your support, too.

Monday I learned I won a goodie bag from Briana for being the first one to post a comment. When I wrote to thank her I mentioned my etsy shop and later she posted a blog post titled: Rita A. is an Artist.
Woohoo. Can you imagine how that confirmation makes me feel. Big hugs for Briana.

I'm becoming more and more interested in fiber arts along with my mixed-media. So imagine my amazement a special workshop from Shelagh Folgate. She has an upcoming course, The Smashees-An Eight Month Textile Course, that I hope I can sign up for eventually. Thank you Shelagh.

Yesterday I arrived early at the Writers Inspiration Group meeting. As my friends and fellow writers arrived they commented on the portrait I posted a few days ago. One of them had even drawn a face based on my lady. Isn't it said that imitation is the greatest form of flattery?

It is so wonderful and heart-filling to be receiving so much recognition and affirmation from my friends both here and through BlogLand. I am nearly speechless.

Thank You Everyone.