Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mindful, Day 143, Off to a Quilt National

I am looking forward to leaving before the crack of dawn tomorrow to atend the 2017 Quilt national in Athens, OH. Sadly, I do not have artwork in it this time (but I did in 2001, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015!) but on this 20th anniversary they are holding a big celebration and have invited all past exhibitors to come.  I hope to see some old friends and wonderful artwork.  I am mindful of how inspirational seeing and being part of this presitigious exhibition has been for me. And it has truly shaped the way art quilts are seen in the art world.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mindfyul, Day 142, Beautiful Yellow

Yellow is such a happy and comforting color. This hibiscus keeps on creating the most beautiful yellow flowers in spite of the neverending rain and cold we are having. It is the ONLY thing on the screen porch that is cheerful! I go take a look at it each time I take a break from sewing jsut to rest my eyes for a bit.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mindful, Day 141, A Favorite Place

Summer on the screen porch. I look forward all year to spending time here at any time of the day or night. So far it has been mostly in snatches between rain and cold but I keep hoping for some time to sit and read and watch the sky and the birds.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mindful, Day 140, Early Morning Flowers

This time of year it is an early morning delight to go wander through the garden and see what is blooming and then gather those flowers togehter and arrange a small bouqet for the table. And they always look pretty good even though there is no plan.  I like the Japanese maple leaves in this arrangement with that hit of chartreuse color that is also in the hosta leaf.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mindful, Day 139, Blue Grass Meander

This is a small monoprint I did last year. I am printing even smaller digital copies of it to make note cards so I am seeing it multiple times as it comes out of the printer. And each time I see and notice something just a little differently. Putting it into the frames of the notecards makes it more "there".
Which leads me to think about framing/windows/seeing into/seeing through and so on and so on.This stream of consciousness meander sometimes leads to new ideas so I just let it flow. All from this little print.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Mindful, Day 138, Spreading Pattern

 I am going to work on this image as a new tree ring piece.  I have several that I am stitichng on at the moment so it is crazy to start manipulating a new one but it such an intriguing pattern I can't not do it. It starts to break and spread out in two different separate sections.  I wonder what it looked like as a an upright tree. Split trunk?

Friday, May 19, 2017

Mindful, Day 137, Opening Night

Standing Water will be on display starting tonight at the Fineline Creative Arts Center in St. Charles, IL as part of the Sculpture at the Kavangh exhibit. I think it will be in good company with lots of other sculptural work, including my Leaf Fall, Hollyhocks.  These may be the only textile based sculpture in the exhibit but that is good.