There’s a line in the movie Broadcast News that crosses my mind with a great deal of frequency . . . What do you do when your life exceeds your expectations? The character in the movie that utters that phrase is told Keep it to yourself. Since my life often exceeds my expectations, I think of that phrase . . . but, I just can’t seem to keep it to myself .
Recently, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to teach at The Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL (about an hour away from Chicago). This facility is exceptional and must be seen to be appreciated. I was inspired just walking in through the front door. The weaving studio is stunning with a variety of beautiful looms. I doubt I will ever get over the feeling when I look at a room of gleaming looms in maple, cherry, etc. I’m like a kid on Christmas morning looking at the presents Santa left under the tree. The rest of the facility is not to missed too! There are numerous craft skills taught there . . . from painting and pottery to blacksmithing and jewelry making. I’ve included pictures below of the workshop . . . and for more information about The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, go to their website at http://www.fineline.org/. I also included a picture of a crocheted wall hangning that was displayed there. It’s a bout 3 1/2 feet wide and 5 feet long.