Monday, September 11, 2017

SAQA Auction 2017

The SAQA Auction 2017 begins September 15th and runs through October 8th.  This is a great opportunity to add to your collection while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach programs.

Here is my collection of "Blues"...


SAQA Auction


SAQA Auction


SAQA Auction


SAQA Auction


SAQA Auction



And enjoy this video sneak peek of more available quilts: 












Thursday, September 7, 2017

Returning




Everybody gets so much information all day long 
that they lose their common sense.

~Gertrude Stein


Work in progress

Here is a detail of the latest work in progress.  More lines appliqued.  Now the hand stitching begins...

It has been an interesting few weeks.  As you may remember,  I stepped back from social media, taking some personal retreat time at home.  I  also limited the time spent with email and on the computer in general.  (I admit there were occasions where I found myself getting hooked back into the computer.  So easy to go down the rabbit hole!)  Whatever activity I engaged in I aimed to focus on doing one thing at a time.  At the midpoint of this retreat time, I went to a community meditation day at the Shambhala center I attend.  

What did I discover from this time away?  I feel clearer, less distracted and more settled.  This approach may not be for everyone, but it suited me well.  As I look to my priorities now, I  am considering spending less time with social media on an ongoing basis. There is so much else that can be done in life when not glued to the screen.

I leave you with this quote by Sara Genn (from The Painter's Keys newsletters):

A studio is an artist’s default fantasy, but a short-term residency, road trip, walk in the woods or desk under the stairs are each also a committed, created place for silence. Allow yourself to be undisturbed, then breathe deeply and focus on 
your own imagination — be delighted.















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