I just love it when something you are looking forward to turns out to be even better than expected! That happened to me this morning. I had signed up for a workshop at the New Hampshire State Council for the Arts a couple of months ago. Taking Your Art Online was billed as an introduction to using websites and (*cue the scary music*) social media ~~oh no!~~ to market your art. Since I have a website, a blog, am on Facebook and Twitter, I thought I might pick up a few tips about these things that I didn't know, maybe find easier ways of doing things, etc. But Nancy Clark of Glen Group in North Conway, NH exceeded expectations! She is such a dynamic, likable person that to listen to her talk for 2 hours is a pleasant way to pass the morning anyway. But the fabulous thing about her is that she can EXPLAIN it. And by it, I mean ANYTHING! There were a couple of people at the workshop who spoke up and said "I have been to a couple of presentations about social media, and just didn't get it. But now I see why it might be a good idea, and how to go about it." (And yes, I used quotes, but I'm paraphrasing).
And in other news, I was confronted once again yesterday by my snail like progress when I spent the afternoon working on Garden Divas I (Iris chrysographes) and got no more than this done. Granted, it will move along a lot faster when I move on to the leaves and background because the tiles in those sections will be larger. Nonetheless, I feel a little disheartened. I have two of these to finish before July 1. Hm. Wish me luck!