My art show has brought me great happiness. You can still see my art dresses Friday and Saturday of this week, and Tuesday through Friday of next week. Gallery hours are from 1-5. I take my show back next Saturday. audreydresses has been quiet this past two months because I was finishing up my jobs and stitching on my show. You understand. One time I strolled down to the corner Border's, in my jammies even, and LO and BEHOLD-the great Oprah herself, heavily guarded, was speaking to a small and spontaneous audience. When she finally stopped sermonizing and asked for questions-a man about my age appealed to her, with great sincerity, to honestly explain how to "live the life you choose" and how to "just be happy"--and she had the audacity to say "When I was like you . . . " and then offer no advice whatsoever. I thought about all of the things she might have said, and this one stuck with me--how about thanking the multitude of people who work everyday to make your dream life possible? And so that is what I would like to do before I figure out what I will tackle next in my artistic life. I would like to THANK YOU --my friends who have listened to my ideas, donated fabric, and gone to see my show--the fine people of the William T. Colville foundation who had great faith in me as an artist and urged me to "pull out all the stops" --the women at the gallery who are kind and patient--teachers who have worked with me and inspired me to listen to stories long buried--and most of all, my beloved children who stand by me through everything and make every good thing in my life worthwhile and possible. Without them I would have no reason to thread a needle. Stand by for more news about audreydresses in the coming weeks. I have to gather donations, artistic inspiration, and fabric before I begin again. Viva la Vida and of course and most importantly, LOVE ALWAYS!