Missing in Action

May 4th, 2017

Just about every day, I tell myself I should blog. I have noticed that I am not the only blogger who has slacked off. I will blame social media and the current political climate for taking my energy for sharing. And, I have been really busy. I finished the resist quilt and got it photographed to enter into Threads of Resistance. I also entered my Hope piece. There are some awesome pieces made for this show so I know I may not get in, but it was very therapeutic to make this.  Here is a detail shot.

I finished teaching the 5 week class at Trinity. I had lots of fun working with a multi-generational group.

I have been finishing up work for the Trinity Circus of Life show. Here is the final rendition of Send in the Clowns. Someone left a bit of a snarky comment about this the last time I post in progress work. I am sorry that she thought it was inappropriate for me to bring politics into my work, but I think that art has been a way to express such feelings since the beginning of time.

I also have entered my Christo’s Gates Redux piece. Not that political!! But, I think the gates evoked a bit of circus vibe.

The week-end that the show opens, we can sell smaller, unframed work. I am making some arty oven mitts and will also have some of my smaller embroideries and art quilts. Here are some of the patchwork I sewed to make the mitts.

I have lots of work to do for the Circus show. I have to prepare the database for all artists and their work and create bar codes for the bin art. I need to teach someone else how to do this so I can retire!!


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Send in the Clowns

March 23rd, 2017

I have been working on this piece for an exhibit at Trinity with the theme The Circus of Life. I just had to do this piece because I feel as if Washington DC is a circus with a bunch of clowns trying to govern. Here are details:

I printed resistance words for the background.

It is very therapeutic to work on a piece like this. I am so frustrated with all  the bad stuff being done to our country. I worry about how we will ever get back to normal and doing things that are actually good for people and the planet.

I have been having fun teaching my wool felt stitching class on Wednesday nights at Trinity. Here are some photos of the designs they are working on.

I made this rooster to demonstrate adding the decorative embroidery stitches.

So you can see that I have been busy. I am having some trouble getting around because of plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I miss being able to take Scooter for long walks. Today, I went to REI and bought some New Balance walking shoes and orthotics. I am noticing a difference tonight. But, dang, they are kind of ugly shoes and I so want to have warm weather and to be able to wear sandals again. Hope springs eternal.