It's a warm, rainy day and I am home with my sweet dog Chloe. I am getting ready for a gallery reception and have to hang my work next week though the reception isn't until the end of October. I am challenging myself to put out work that is different from what I have been doing. And in between, working on personal projects. My granddaughter is turning one in a few weeks. When my daughter turned one, I bought her a beautiful little wrought iron chair from an antique store. I saved it. My husband cleaned it up and painted it and I made new pillows. It came out just the way I had hoped. Sewing is always tricky for me because I never make the same thing twice and all the measuring is annoying to me. It's always a battle with lots of ripping out and redoing. I never am sure if what I am working on will come out looking at all like what I picture in my head. It's like that when I bake as well. Too much measuring and following instructions. Cooking is a more creative endeavor for me and I can experiment. That's why I enjoy collage and abstract painting. There is no recipe, I don't have to know what the result will be, and I just flow with it. Well, this is a ramble! I guess the theme here is dare to try new things and enjoy your creativity. So, here is Anika's chair. I hope this will be passed down to her little girl.