As I work my way through the next 6 months, finishing up my 25 years as a 1st Grade teacher, I am trying to make many transitions. My work identity will change from being a teacher in a public school to being a self employed artist creating hand printed fabric . I will shift from commuting to work to working mostly at home . I will go from spending my work days surrounded by 7 year olds to enjoying a mix of solitary work and interacting with customers.
These are big changes, both exciting and terrifying. But I think the time is right for me to make this shift. As I go through the process, I will share my thoughts on retirement, art, craft fairs, and anything else that seems interesting to me. I hope you will check back from time to time to see how Nuthatch & Bluet Studio evolves.