If you don't want to see the behind the scenes of how I work, don't read this blog post.
Hey Viv, I think I'm going to call you Vee-Eye-Vee as your superhero name, it kinda goes well with AtoZ and V-I-V, yeah, you know me!
ok, that nickname was short lived, unless I spell it out VeeEyeVee, which defeats the purpose of nickname-ology.
This is the last hurrah, next few days will be busy! Can we do a virtual meeting here on the Blog? I popped in a different font for you. Feel free to not answer questions you don't want to, or answer in your own way. I gotta run now!
Vivien- Here we go!
I had a great coffee in TimesSquare, barista recipe by Ammy at St.Arbucks
You don't drink coffee, or do you?
Vivien-no coffee for me!
Just got back late last night from Lion King on Broadway, what a great adventure, such great choreography,costuming, music. When did you start contra dancing? what was the story? Where you just a young lioness at the time?
Vivien-My parents are professional dancers and got into contra dancing through that route. When my sister and I were very young, they would bring us to the dances. When I was in high school in Chicago, I started going with my mom and fell in love with it. Now I'm on the board of the Baltimore dance and I dance at least once, if not multiple times a week
Can't wait for you to meet MsV! Please link to MsV page and tell me something interesting you learned about Valarie Poitier from less than 15 minutes research.
Ms. V is a fiber artist living in Massachusetts. She teaches art quilt workshops and quilt business workshops, namely "Promote Your Work without Apologizing" which teaches people how to speak about their work and present themselves successfully.
[AtoZ6pm, yes that is true--but she is more--listen to me reciting her words https://anchor.fm/w/A42149
I'm a pretty positive person who protects my soul from negative thoughts and energy. Yesterday, I said to MsV as I started to say something negative and prefaced it with "well, I shouldn't say this..." OMG, I love her, she stopped me with a sweet joyful voice and said "then don't say it!"
I love that I am surrounded by such positive and powerful women like MsV and that I can take that suggestion, that lesson and make it into a touchstone, a reminder to stay on my positive joyful path.
I'm passing along lessons, but wow, I don't have all the answers, but I know that the right answers will be available to me if I am listening! [AtoZ 6pm--Oh and most of all, passing along lessons is like the circle of life. It's not that I have the answers and am passing them, it's that we as humans can be part of the circle of life. The things we do, how we interact, those are the really big deal things. ]
Okay, here is my question. What do you think of that story and the last few months of working together?
Vivien-I think there's something to be said for actively listening and also reflecting -- that some things might not have the most obvious meaning to them but still impact your life. I think the we are both learning from each other and we should keep listening.
[AtoZ 6pm--active listening is good, as is reflecting, I was getting ready to let negative thoughts and words flow from my mouth, which is ironic because you can't fight negative with negative--I an humbled that I was reminded of that, and that we help each other out--we humans. I think that working together is like dancing--but these are enough deep thoughts for one post!]
I leave for International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston this week. What are your thoughts and questions about traveling to Houston? It's going to be warm. It's going to be exciting. We should have morning tags ups this week.
Vivien-what are morning tags?
[AtoZ6pm--morning tag ups--the 5minute planning session--we can do it virtually too using our action item tracking software--today it was nice to use this post as fun way to let others see behind the curtain.]
I think you have a copy of my RollerCoasters and QuiltShows article from International Quilt Scene 2015. Give it a re-read before you pack for good tips tucked into my humor--see Laugh and Learn is definitely my style.
I gave you edit write to my FB page, would you check that it works?
Would you create individual Facebook Events on my FFATOZ FB page for my 7 classes/lecture that require signing up for at Houston?
Also would you make a single page list by date of where you and I are going to be in Houston?
Vivien-running out of time today but will do tomorrow!
(don't share that publicly but since I'm making my interaction with you public, I figured I'd make the request here)
If I drop of a bag of extra swag to bring to Quilt Festival with you on Wednesday or Thursday morning, can you bring it?
Don't worry, I know you like cold weather, I'm working on booking us some teaching gigs in New England!
Viv, Please feel free to add some links, words, photos to this post and make it live today--I know I will show my name, but I'm outta here--it's 9:30am, and I'm getting in late to work and will check back late tonight!
I'll check my messages at lunch incase you have questions!
Viv, you rock!
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