Sunday, January 2, 2011

Quietly Freaking Out

Hello there!
Everyone is doing all of these lovely and inspiring posts about what 2010 meant for them and what their plans are for 2011.  It's all great to read, and I wish I could post one of those kinds of things here, but the truth is this: I am quietly freaking out over here, because I can't find my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Project!  My family and I have been doing quite a bit of travel over the holidays, and I have been taking the sketchbook wherever I go so that I can work on the last few pages I needed to fill before I send it off.  So we arrived home a few days ago, in between trips to do laundry, unpack and then repack.  As I was repacking, I started looking for the sketchbook and I can't find it.  I can't tell you the feeling in my stomach.  Kinda of slimy, kinda upset, and kinda tense.  I have put SO many hours in that thing and now it is due soon! 

I'm still out of town right now, sans sketchbook, and I am headed home tomorrow.  I am planning on turning that house upside down til I find that book. Please send me help and mental vibes in finding that thing!!!

But before I head home tomorrow, I will be dropping off my sculptures for the Cabarrus County Arts Council exhibit.  I am looking forward to seeing the gallery space and meeting the coordinator who contacted me originally.  I did manage to get some professional photos taken of the new work, so once I get a chance to process those photos, I will post a few here.  I also got my bronze photographed as well, so it will be super nice to finally have those and be able to put them on my website/blog, etc.

Here is a description of the upcoming exhibit, straight from their website:

1/18: Word Processing Opens
10 am - 4 pm, Monday through Friday
The Galleries, 65 Union Street South, Concord NC
The Cabarrus Arts Council welcomes you to our first exhibition of 2011, Word Processing. Artists use text, letters and words as texture and design to deliver their points of view. Ceramics, paintings and installations are featured in this exhibition. Free and open to the public, as always.

I hope you all are having a good year so far.  I think it is going to be great (once I find my sketchbook, anyway)!



  1. Sending kind thoughts and prayers your way! Do what you can, take a deep breath and focus on enjoying the day....

  2. Oh honey! I can't believe you still haven't found it. I had this same freak out when coming home from Germany. Breathe... and I am praying it will turn up.

  3. Yes, Kelly, deep breaths to clear your head, I so hope this has a happy ending! and I also hope that this new year is all you want and need. I would really love to see your work with others at the art gallery, I'm sure it will be so much fun!

  4. Just Breathe and Believe my friend - it will turn up eventually!!!!

  5. Oh Kelly, I'm praying your sketchbook will be found soon. And it will.

  6. My heart goes out to you Kelly, saying a little prayer that it WILL be found. :)
    Happy New Year and Best Wishes for your exhibitions!

  7. I hope it turns up as soon as you are home, you have put so much work into it and it is quite a treasure. Try to put it out of your mind for now and enjoy this trip.

    I am having a freak out of another kind…. I decided to work on my sketch book (theme sleepless) at a music festival called “No Sleep Till”, but I only got a few scribbled pages done as it just rained and rained. I could go and work from some of the photos on the web, but my heart is just not in it. I was so disappointed about the rain; we looked forward to the festival for months and now to not have the sketch book done too…. Bummer.

  8. Oh dear! Sending finding sketchbook vibes! It must be somewhere!

  9. Oh you guys,
    Thank you so much for the kind words! Good advice - I am trying to breathe and not think about it, and just TRUST that it will show up. Usually when I lose something, it does show up later, but I am nervous about this one with the deadline being so close!! But in the meantime, I'll just try to relax and urge the universe to make it reappear! :)
    Happy New Year to every one of you!

  10. Oh Kelly, I know how you feel. And I'm also positive that it will turn up! Those things don't disappear. I can only repeat what the others have already said: breathe. And good sketchbook finding vibes are going out to you.

  11. enjoy the moment of drop off ... this is a big step for you, Congratulations!

  12. Hi Kelly:
    I am sure it will turn up. I will say a little prayer to St. Anthony - he's the patront saint of lost things. He always helps around our home when we loose things. I'm sure he'll help you out too!