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Missing in Action

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!!


4 Responses to “Missing in Action”

  1. Cindy says:

    Like you, I am blogging less. I blame social media and also technical problems that keep cropping up. But I love the photos you posted! The Christo and Resist pieces are particularly exciting to me.

  2. jeanette says:

    I so agree with Jeannie – the clown quilt is right on target for this terrible administration. You go girl!!

  3. Jeannie says:

    I love all the resist quilts that have been popping up, especially your’s. The clown quilt makes me laugh every time I see it. It is a perfect depiction of this administration. I don’t know where the people have been living who don’t understand that artists have been protesting via their artwork for eons. Thanks for posting! I always enjoy seeing what you have been doing. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend. xo

  4. Francoise says:

    Yes, you’ve been busy. So many new pieces of work. Congrats!
    I also want to blog more often, like before. But it doesn’t seem to work.
    Have a nice weekend.