Year End Round Up 2016

Each year as the days get shorter, the temperature gets lower and it starts snowing, I get this feeling of disbelief. Where did the time go? Doesn’t it seem that we just started a new year? Now it’s almost 2017. Hard to believe.

One of the reasons that I like blogging on a regular basis is that it keeps me making things because blogging is boring without photos and it also keeps a record of what I have created. Whenever I look back over a year’s time, I realize that I got more done than I thought I had. I completed all the studio challenges this year, I taught 3 online courses and continued to write more, I tried a bunch more new techniques with my surface design group, held an ecoprint retreat, worked on administration tasks for outside teachers to teach on our online class site (thanks Teri and Galina), hung an ecoprint show with my local group, carded batts for a class I ended up not teaching and still found time to run my shop/gallery, volunteer for several non-profit organizations, ski, hike and enjoy life. I am so grateful for the abundance of creativity and joy in my life.

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I thought you might like to see a little slide show of some of what I did this year. I hope that you all have a wonderful holiday season and best wishes for the new year!

Don’t forget to sign up for an online class in 2017:

Experimental Screen Printing on Felt

Felting Fantasy Fish

Felted Concertina Hat

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11 Responses to Year End Round Up 2016

  1. Lyn says:

    No wonder your year whizzed by – you were very busy making lovely stuff!

  2. Briony says:

    I couldn’t agree more with your statement that blogging keeps you crafting, i find this is true for myself. It makes it worthwhile when you get nice comments and drives me on.
    Briony
    x

  3. Marilyn aka Pandagirl says:

    Very busy year indeed. I’ll have to figure out how to do a slide show. Merry Christmas!

  4. You have been a very busy lady Ruth. I don’t know how you do it all.

  5. zedster66 says:

    I loved those baskets you made with the Hessian, Ruth, and the tips for finishing off the landcsape paintings. You’ve had a really productive year! I hope next year is as good 🙂

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