Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fully Present

Be fully present.  Feel your heart. 
And engage in the next moment without an agenda.
~ Pema Chodron





Arlington Garden



Here are more photos from my archives taken at some of my favorite gardens (Arlington Garden, San Diego Botanical Garden, Santa Barbara Botanic Garden included in this set).







Santa Barbara Botanical Garden





Arlington Garden










Monday, January 9, 2017

Contentment

Smack in the middle of being uncomfortable, confused, restless, 
I could accept this groundlessness, this not knowing, as a new place, as my own country.
~ Natalie Goldberg, The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life



San Diego Botanical Garden


It is that time of year again.  I have been cleaning out files and photos, making some space on my computer.  I will be sharing some of my favorite keepers from visits to garden haunts, including the Huntington Garden, San Diego Botanical Garden and Arlington Garden. Stay tuned!  For those of you on Facebook, these will be shown in my album titled Nature.









Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wishing you...

 
He who binds himself to a joy
Does the winged life destroy.
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity’s sunrise.

-William Blake



Molten (detail) by Linda A. Miller



Wishing you and yours a peace filled Holiday season!






I am taking a break for the holidays, and will see you back here in 2017.





Friday, December 16, 2016

Rain Washed...

Maya cat

We have had some glorious rain in the past 24 hours, so much needed in our still dry state. Now it is windy with bright blue skies.  And Maya just discovered the benefits of going under her covers.

Before I take a holiday break from writing blog posts, here is a bit of what has been happening.

I had an order for a fanny bag, which I have not made in a long time. I designed this pattern, but the assembly took a bit time as I refreshed my brain cells!  It all comes back to me now...

fanny bag by Linda A. Miller


Created a few quilted purses as gifts.  I like the look in the Guatemalan ikat fabric.

purses by Linda A. Miller


Also making more of the popular colorful bookmarks.
 
fabric bookmarks




May your holiday preparations go smoothly.

 

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Sonata Continues

I have created several more small Sonata series pieces, looking towards the SAQA 2017 Trunk Show, which will premiere at the SAQA Conference, April 27 - 30, 2017 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Following the conference, the exhibit will travel to venues both in and out of the United States for up to three years.

My statement about the series:  A sonata is defined as a musical composition for one or two instruments, usually consisting of three or four movements.  For my visual sonatas, I paired ink painted line with fabrics in limited colors.  My intention is to translate the essence of brushwork to cloth with simplicity and movement

"Sonata 17" is the one going to the Trunk Show.

Sonata 17 by Linda A. Miller 2016
Sonata 17 by Linda A. Miller 2016,  10" x 7"



Sonata 17 by Linda A. Miller 2016
Sonata 16 by Linda A. Miller 2016, 10" x 7"

Felt good to be stitching again... finding some sanity in creativity and being present in the moment.

By the way, SAQA just extended the entry deadline to December 18th if you were considering participating.  Go here for more information.









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