Friday, October 29, 2010

Last post - I am moving to a new blog!

This is my last post on this blog. I am starting a new blog that will still have posts on my fiber interests (knitting and spinning) but will also include my other art interests (encaustic, collage, drawing, painting) and photos from my daily life and travels. It will be my all purpose blog where I can focus my energies.

You will find it at: Dreaming in Orange

My blog at Constant Bliss, is nearly complete. As I mentioned previously, I have been posting daily from four workshops that comprise the Wealthcare Program from Artella. The last one will end tomorrow. I will keep that blog alive indefinitely, so that you may use the programs at any time. The four programs: Gratitude Garland, Accounting Your Blessings, Miracle Soup, and Creative Manifestival, contain thought provoking questions and fun art exercises to help you to consciously create a life that you love. Following any, or all, of these programs will bring more joy into your life and will help you to manifest your dreams and desires.

I will also be keeping up my blog for my drawing class. It is a log of my work for the class. You can follow it here.

Peace and happiness,

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Montpelier Sheep and Wool Festival

Yesterday I went to the Montpelier Sheep and Wool Festival in Virginia with my friends, Kim, Susan, Joyce, Connie, and Arnetta.

Here is a photo of the sheep herding.

It was an absolutely gorgeous day - cool in the morning, the sun shining and a cool breeze.

I am glad to say that I stuck to my budget and only bought a little fiber and some indigo dye. I have some plans to do some dyeing and will detail it in this blog in the near future.

Here are the fiber pics: 9.7 ounces of orange and red merino/bamboo/nylon fiber from the Hot Flash Fiber Company; 4 ounces of blue/yellow BFL from Pocket Meadow Farm; and 4 ounces of merino/silk plus 30 yards of matching dyed silk ribbon from River's Edge Fiber Arts. Enjoy the colors.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Organizing My Life

In an attempt to organize my life I have begun to organize my stuff and my thoughts in a variety of ways.

First, I have cataloged and photographed my entire stash of yarn and spinning fiber. Check it out on Ravelry. My Ravelry name is Dancingturtles, and you can search for me there. It is free to sign up if you are not already a member.

In addition, I am now working on cataloging my books, which is very daunting. I have done about 600 and have approximately 1000 to go!

I have also begun two blogs to serve different areas of my life. I am now connecting those blogs and re-starting this blog. My Constant Bliss Blog is a place to provide encouragement and inspiration for others to achieve their own life dreams. To that end, I have been posting daily from a program that I obtain the licensing for, created by Marney Makridakis at In July, I offered the "Gratitude Garland" Workshop and in August I am posting the "Accounting Your Blessings" Workshop. Both of these help people to create more abundance in their lives through gratitude. In September and October I will post two more workshops. Feel free to work through these fun programs at your own pace. They will be there indefinitely. I also hope to create some of my own workshops for the future.

The other blog concerns my new endeavor: art school! I just began at the Open College for the Arts, a distance learning program. My OAC Blog is for the "Learning Log" requirement of the program. I will post what I am learning from my exercises and projects, as well as the writing assignments for the program.

This Dancing Turtles Blog will be re-worked to include not only my knitting and spinning adventures, but also some of my artwork. I will post some of my projects for art school and various other projects that I create, as well as posting photos of other things happening in my life, when I am inspired.

I have links to each of my blogs and to my websites on the sidebar of each blog.