caught up in it all.

So, you know, I’ve been allowed the time to explore new ideas, develop my own theories and concepts, and indulge in more of what life has to offer. Much of this is either too esoteric to bother many folks with and some of it (the more visual part) is to be kept under wraps.

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This is just a tiny glimpse of my latest trip down the rabbit hole. It’s old and new and quite indulgent.

I hope all is well with you, friends.

out and about

Oh, we are having a gloriously non-August-y day here and it’s making me ever more thrilled to be heading into my first actual Labor Day holiday in 14 years. I’ll be working all day, but not working at RealJob where it’s not observed. That made no sense, but it does to me…meh.

Textures of progress.

Just got back from my shipper and I’m doing everything to keep my shipping karma clean and shiny while things are in transit. Two quilts are off to be in International Quilt Festival in Houston. And three are off to an exhibition at Highfield Hall. If you’re in the Houston or Boston areas, I hope you’ll stop by. I’ll be there for both.

And with that…I wish you an excellent weekend!

mute monday: behold my backside!

Handquilting like crazy.

what a summer it’s been!

While things have been quieter over here on in this space, life has certainly been quite the opposite in real life, which likely is the reason for the neglect here. Hmm…

How about a bit of “honest studio”? My space will never be in those slick magazines!

explosion of colors

Amid this feverish Crafturday improv piecing session for a giant quilt (on deadline, no less…!), things truly got out of hand in the tidiness department. Notice the indigos on the floor in the background and the piles of sewing machine parts in a jumble on top of the shelf there. And, really, a good vacuuming would be welcome. Of course, I prefer the chaos while I’m working, I strive for perfection but actually would rather see something a little askew.

Mostly I’ve spent the past three months working harder than I usually work because I have had the freedom to decide how to spend all my time. I might have gotten myself into more stress while on summer vacation than I do while in the more intensive times of doing the full RealJob. But this stress this summer turned into much more energy to then find the right way to solve a problem and begin to carve out new paths. That’s all a little cryptic, but maybe you get the idea?

More specifically, I’ve traveled a bit; I’ve spent time with friends, family, and colleagues; I’ve devoured countless books on math, physics, art history, philosophy…ahem, and novels…, while also getting to putter in my tiny garden and experiment in producing new-to-me forms of art. It’s been a summer of renewal, long denied—my first summer break in five years.

And now I’m ready to hunker down and get more substantial things done. More on that soon.

Have a great weekend!