Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The plan for this year was to do a drawing for Mondays and combine...we havn't quite got there yet but I am sure we will.
It is the most wonderful thing to do each day and it also means I get to "talk" to someone first thing in the morning.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I find the garden an extraordinary miracle and I know that I will miss its comfort and beauty but I will really miss the fruit trees. The persimmons are coming outThey hang like golden baubles in the autumn, the leaves go a beautiful red and then abandon the fruit to its short time hanging like little presents waiting to be picked.
In every change there are the moments that will not be recaptured.
This is my house taken from outside and it just makes me want to go in.
I signed for my new house yesterday and talked to the lass who was selling and she is lovely and says the neighbours are really great and she can't wait to introduce me to them which reinforces my feelings about the decision.
One of the difficulties at the moment is that I am so weary, moving furniture and .....tidying......dusting......for the real estate photographer, who may come tomorrow, and I have not done any of my art. We have 2 challenges to complete in a couple of weeks "Fungi" is the 5 letter word and we are beginning a book and my topic is "Spirit"(I don't know what I was thinking)!
I will have to learn from others how to focus when I do work...Ro???? Some of you manage so much in your life and still make art..amazing.Here are some preliminary doddles of ideas.
I have just discovered Ben Nicholson so I was trying out drawing a still life and not taking the pen off the paper, this was the first and up in the corner a few more "Doodles" of fungi....I tend to write on whatever is near.
How about this as my challenge!!!!!???
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The husband of a very dear friend of mine, died last night. When my husband died, 6 months later, I decided I would do a small diary quilt for six weeks to monitor each day and guage the level of "coping".
One of the great things we all share is our "art" which is a comfort blanket in stressful times as well as a great excitement in the good times.
This is the result, it is remarkable how there was still a balance between the dark and "light" times.Here is a box I made a while ago, but as our topic for the month in our group was "box" I did a little "resurrecting"It is only about 6" high, a domino box for "little"" people.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
A radical change in the light for the last one.
So looking forward to the meeting tomorrow with the" girls".
Friday, March 13, 2009
For all the serious quilters who will look at this, I have to say I quilt for complete relaxation and always for someone, and often as a comfort or a celebration.
Here is Laura's quilt, my neice who went into a new flat.
It was made of Japanese fabrics.
I made this charm quilt for my blue room.
The plan was for this to occupy me for a long time,all hand pieced and hand quilted, but I become quite manic once I begin, which somehow defeats the purpose.
I have many more but I don't want to overstay my welcome.