i’m home! i slept most of yesterday, and today i did what i almost always do when i come home from a trip: i cleaned and i organized (does anyone else do this?). i also got lots of loving and snuggling in, too. man, i missed my family.
i woke up this morning at 3am fully sobbing my heart out from a horrible dream. i was so incredibly shaken/scared/disoriented that it took me several minutes to realize that it was just a dream and all is well. i haven’t had a bad dream like this one in years. i had a similar, but not so emotional one, on the plane coming home. i wonder what it all means.
besides the dreams, i am feeling a huge lift of heaviness from my heart. there was so much preparation going into last week that now i feel anew and rejuvenated. thank you to everyone at north light books. you all rock. one more thing about my week in ohio…jessica took me to Archiver’s on friday. holy crap. it is by far the best paper/craft store i’ve ever been to. i’m pretty sure i walked out of that store with half of their paper stock. and even better, they have an online store. am i the last one on earth to have heard of them?
now begins the two week stretch before portland’s art&soul retreat. super excited about seeing art friends and portland friends, too. i’ll be selling all sorts of goodies at their vendor nite, including several originals.
in other fantastic and surprising news, i had a letter of acceptance waiting for me when i returned home yesterday. the amazing KPFA 94.1 fm, the country’s first nonprofit listener-sponsored radio station (based in berkeley) has accepted me into their 37th annual Craft & Music Fair coming up in december. i’ve heard a lot about this event and decided to submit an application in a “what-the-hell-i’m-just-going-to-go-for-it” fashion. and now i’m sitting here feeling quite lucky to have been accepted! i love that good things actually happen with many, many wishes and hard work.