What's been going on lately?
at the same time...
Continuing to work on balance.
Here's a peek into some recent moments.
that help me keep focus
and restate my intention...
Sherberty spring color palette...
used in an ongoing Vintage Spin (from Kathy Doughty)
that I want to be king sized and minkee backed.
My sacred sewing space...
with my new organizer under my machine...
(as if anything will get organized! Ha!)
A Modern Wedge workshop with
Sherri Lynn Wood
that I arranged.
This is Sherri's demonstration
of her interesting process.
She talked about being on the edge of the unknown
and the choice we have
between being afraid
living in our anxiety.
She started class with a meditation
asking us to be present to what we were experiencing.
To be present in our creative process.
(This annoyed a lot of ladies,
but I loved it!)
She said that if we are flexible in our process
the patchwork will start to do it's own thing.
The more controlled we are,
the less life our work will have.
Here's some work
from the lovely group of ladies
that gathered for the class.
As I reflect on the day
I am not sure how I feel.
Did I learn anything new?
Maybe I just needed
to underline what I already know,
but can always be reminded of.
I enjoyed all the creative words about
and attuned to our process.
at the same time,
Two weeks later,
I took a contemporary string class with Gwen Martson.
I enjoy her work
and enjoy watching her even more.
She's a wonderful inspiration
for enjoying life.
"Art is unpredictable.
If you are worried
about if this goes with that
you have to get over it."
"You have to be a little more fearless girls."
"String quilts are a glorious celebration
of just going ahead...
you get to figure things out as you go along...
it keeps you engaged
all the way through."
"No rules RULES -
sew the way you want
press when you think you need to."
Here's some of the work form the ladies in the class.
in two different configurations.
more neutral feelings...
wonder what that means?
And then there is my painting class.
Painting in one word...
Here's my last work
Our last project is
to be based on one of three collages we make of
Here are my three collages.
A bit of Picasso, Matisse, Klee, and Van Gogh.
I choose the last one
and used a projector
to creat a paint by number!
Hearing Sherri and Gwen in my thoughts...
getting in touch with the present moment...
I am choosing to...
let go of the anxiety
be a little more fearless.
My art teacher says
that as artists we create to know.
Let a joyful celebration of
Wise wonderful Walter knows all this already.