Dear Diary, It is the time again where I get ready to prepare for workshops. On Saturday I went to the studio and I painted for two hours on a canvas that I have been working on for over a year. In the morning I drew a rug on the frame here. It is three Mothers with Babes. I could not decide what colour palette to even begin with so I sat and stared at it, then wet to the town studio to paint, visit with studio guests. It felt so good to be there in shorts and t shirt, an old apron, with my paints, that I have no idea how house. Beginner. Everyone is a beginner at something. As I prepare in my head for your visit in the fall to my workshops, I first must relax. You see I get all over excited about people coming. Then I must prepare. When you prepare, and know you are ready, relaxation is easier. On Saturday, I got the studio ready for tomorrows workshop on design and the sea. I have spent lots of time at the shore this summer walking the beach so I have lots of design ideas to share with the group tomorrow.Phyllis and I are meeting next week, to continue prep for the colour workshop. I need to sit down and think some more on Big Lessons on a Small canvas, though, I got a great idea for it on the weekend, and a surprise to add to it last week! As for the Art of Rug Hooking in September, I love doing this workshop because it is so very different every time. I just try to approach it as artfully as I can. So time to settle in and get ready for the beautiful visits to come. Looking forward to the experience.