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Monday, October 3rd, 2011

I didn’t get much creative work done over the week-end. I spent quite a bit of time finishing some SDA website database work. Mia and Miles came over on Saturday to spend some time. Steph was in Maine working on 3191 stuff with Maria and I wanted to give Jack a bit of a break. I made dinner for every one. Her flight from Maine this morning was cancelled. She was supposed to be home at noon. Her later flight is getting her in closer to midnight. I picked the kids up from school so that Jack could get a full day of work in. Steve is going to pick up Steph at the airport tonight. Tomorrow, every thing will be back to normal in Portland!!

Yesterday, I did do some watercolor painting on my Haiku book pages and then printed a Haiku on each page.

I put some Scooter paw prints on his page.

That was fun.

I got some wonderful news today that Allegro, the piece that I recently reworked, was accepted into Art Quilts Year XVI: Something to Say at the Visions Art Gallery in Chandler, AZ. I think this is the third or fourth year I have gotten into this show. It is one of the truly art quilt shows with lots of innovative work.

I Haiku; Can You?

Friday, September 30th, 2011

A photo of the Scooter Man, just because!

When I made the Haiku book this week, I promised the class that I would attempt to write some Haiku to put into the book. This afternoon, I did some research about Haiku and found that the rules are not as rigid as I thought. So I began writing. Here they are:

Asleep on your bed
A sound awakens
Sudden mayhem

Your fragrance fills the air
Trees dressed in color

Curled up on the sofa
Nose in a book

A serious expression
Brain is working over time
You are a mystery.

Tastes like late summer
Red and juicy
Tomato love

I plan to do some watercolors on the pages and then print the Haikus. It was fun and almost addicting.