Wouldn’t it be refreshing if a month-long break from blogging meant that great changes were afoot?! That at this end of the silent weeks, I had some crisp new approach to unfurl here and impress you all with?
Alas, I have no idea if the time-away has been fertile or not. Something is shifting, and as soon as I know what, I’ll let you in on it. But for now, I figured the best way back is through the concrete… with a visual journal, mostly from today.
tracking household efforts
writing daily pages; organizing some notes
wood for the fire I will build now that it has started to snow again
rosemary that is going inside a bird (along with lemon and garlic) — the oven creaking tells me it’s hot and I should go!
later I can stitch — the pain in my right wrist only lasted for one day this time (yesterday)
“It’s Not About Me – Questions for a 19 Year Old” (more on this soon)
this year’s Sketchbook Project submission (sent last week)
As I mentioned, I am cleaning the studio… before and after pix to come, but for now, some still lifes from bulletin board, fridge, and work tables…
I suppose each image provides a To Do List item with it — for the above? Find original collage of “MYSTERY/BELOVED/FLOW/HERE” and transfer to fabric. Query — where has the sex gone from my work?!!
TO DO Item for this picture — find collage series (there were six, I think) and go make color copies — play with scale and group together as originally intended. Transfer better ones to fabric and stitch.
The actress shown is Pam Grier (she is riding a roller coaster), clipped from magazine after seeing and loving the movie she starred in along with Samuel L. Jackson — Jackie Brown.
This collage had something to do with surrender and female power and fertility — I love the inclusion of a photo of little Danny (not part of the collage) taken at cousin Emily’s birthday party years ago, sitting astride a pony for the very first time, all aglow with the novelty and wonder of it…
To Do Item for this picture — start assembling fabrics for another elephant quilt. I am not done with them yet!
The Queen is in the Shadow
To Do Item for this still life is not crafty so much as psychological — Get The Queen Out of The Shadow!!!! That little drawing, done by me at around age eight, belongs in the light of day — don’t you agree? Perhaps I should make a few tiaras… they could always go on a doll!
Joker and Archbishop
Joker needs a body; Archbishop, forgiveness.
These guys, bless their little hearts, just ask to be appreciated!!