Welcome to 2013!

Goodbye 2012 – you will not be missed!

I’ve been in a bit of a funk for the last 18 months. That may have been noticeable by my lack of posts for the last year! I’ve been reluctant to talk about some of the problems because they are legal matters and better left unsaid. But I think FUNK pretty much describes how I’ve felt.

Creatively I’ve been treading water. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. In fact I’ve been trying hard to be creative during my free time, but often I’m just exhausted or stressed or upset or moderately ill and just not up to the task. This has in itself been a huge weight, I need creativity and art and friends and family in my life!

So what better time than January 1st to start the change. I actually have been resting over an extended holiday and feel great! So TODAY IS THE DAY!

I am even changing the profile pic/avatar I use.  Deirdre of the Sorrows,  really is one of my favorite pieces, but I need to shake things up so I’ll be using this image for a while.  You can see that Deirdre of the Sorrows is still in there, but she is a small part of who I am.

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There will be changes this year!

My studio is semi clean, I have a space to work and I am excited to start the year with Health, Color, Family & Friends, Fiber and Paint.  These will do as a start.

I’m also lightening my stash of sewing machines. Some of these are too good to just sit and lie fallow. So if you are looking for a classic sewing machine please let me know – Right now I’m selling a Bernina 830 Record and my Stretch Mid-Arm, they are both listed on my For Sale Page.   I will soon have two Singer 301s, another Bernina 830 Record and a Singer Featherweight for sale.

Here is a recent newspaper article with a nice photo of my etching, Contemplation. I also have another etching of the NYBG Conservatory on the CT Post website

Contemplation

 

I wish everyone all the best for the new year. May 2013 be everything you desire!  GO FOR IT!

 

 

 

Did you miss me?

28 April 2004
Did you miss me? Morgan and I received a very nice joint birthday present from Tom and we took a vacation to Florida last week. Thanks Tom!

While I was away – I started to think that even though I wanted to do the Deirdre of the Sorrows quilt for the Myths & Legends challenge, if I could get it finished in time – I could possibly get it into the New England Art Quilt show in Lowell. So that is a new goal. Of course, I’m not forgetting that I also have the Motorcycle Super Sunday Show on Mother’s Day and I have to finish (start) at least 2 more quilts before then.

So here is the beginning of the hair, tomorrow I’m hoping to get the shirt started