Wednesday, March 30, 2011

work hard, play hard...

Pulled out the paint brush last week and worked through a "creative block"..
It truly is the best way for me to brain storm.
I was anxiously waiting for Friday...TEDxDanubia. An all day event-20 presenters talking about their passions. Lots of breaks and networking opportunities, good food and a few surprises. If you every have an opportunity to attend a TED event, I highly recommend it. It gets you thinking outside the box.
Monday I was invited by a friend to a magnificent Heimann wine dinner at Abszint. The wine, the food and the company was a recipe for a perfect and tasty evening!
On Tuesday I ran some errands and decided to take a break, sit in the sun and enjoy a cappuccino with a friend. (and a delicious sour cherry retes!) Just for the record-I did head home and worked til midnight:)
Work and play, that is what I have been up to. I still cannot talk about the work secret stuff! All I can say is it has been keeping me busy. In addition, I have been slammed with consulting work for a major retailer and it has been fun! The prints have been challenging...lots of layers and painterly techniques. I find it a refreshing break from my usual work and very inspiring at the same time.

So, what have you been up to? I know you are out there....I see you visit the blog and then sneak away....go ahead leave a comment:)


Anonymous said...

Hi Diane - I stopped in to the fabric shop in Wallingford to see your fabrics in real live. They are lovely and the bolts are looking very slim - so you know they are doing well. The gal who was working there told me she loves your blog! Be well. Paulaintheredcottage.

Jane said...

Hi Diane. We had a morning at home today, which is unusual for us. I cleaned though, which I feel like I never do these days. :) My mom is watching the girls tomorrow and I am working. I am still very part-time. Your blog is great and I envy your travel, coffee with a friend in the afternoon, nice meals out. I hope to do more of that in the future. For now life is full with these two goofy, growing girls!

Diane Kappa said...

Paulintheredcottage:)-glad to know the fabrics are in Wallingford! That is cool! Thanks for checking them out and giving me a heads up!

Jane-Didn't know you were back at work. That is good,yes? I love seeing pictures of the girls. They look so happy! Wish I could meet you for coffee....