I was in the deep freeze of Alaska a few days ago, where the temperatures have been below zero for the last two weeks. As bone chilling as those temperatures have been, the scenery is some of the most beautiful there is. The bright blue sky against the white mountains, heavily frosted trees, and the beautiful sunsets this time of year did make me wonder why I was leaving.
After arriving in Grand Junction, it didn't take me long to realize why I headed south! It is winter in the desert, but the temperatures are reaching the thirties during the day, and the sun is shining brightly. It feels like spring!
With paintbrush in hand, I got right to work shortly after I arrived here. My friend, Jane, has opened a new business, Fabric Arts Studio. It's a wonderful studio, with everything the fiber artist needs. From a dyeing station, to a long arm sewing machine. From a photography wall to a thermofax machine........she has thought of everything. I offered to do some faux painting for her, so I got the break room done in the color of her choice before her open house, which took place today. It was a lot of fun, and what a great way to meet people! She was having a sale on items she no longer needed, so the stations were not set up the way they normally are. The loft upstairs is her private studio, which will also be used as a place for out of area teachers to stay. It's such a great place, and I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!