My son and I had a conversation yesterday about making plans. January is a month where plan making is a traditional, often dreaded, ritual. We have a special name for January plans, and it is very solemn. Be it resolved that I lose “x” pounds.
Be it resolved that I become completely organized and efficient.
Be it resolved that I find a mate/dump a mate/get a date. You know what I’m talking about. Those fairy tales we make up and dub “resolutions” but which seldom end up helpi
That last quilt for my solo show is finally done . . . and I’m exhilarated enough to shout “Whee!” Also, I call completing a quilt “taking it home;” hence, the nursery rhyme reference. The title of the quilt is Messengers, and it is 36″ wide by 44″ long. I’ve worked on it for about 3 years. Everything is hand pieced and hand stitched. The edges have a crocheted binding. The fabric is my own hand painted fabric. After quilting, I keep painting. The first time I painted onto a
I have an interesting floor in my studio. After putting down the sub-floor, we decided to make it our main floor and simply painted it a flat gray. Then my husband challenged me to just go for it, to paint something lively so the floor would have some “zing.” So, I painted swirls, and circles, and blobs, in white. Then I used a black checkerboard stamp, and made little black marks here and there. It is not a typical floor. Well, the other day, as I was cleaning up (something
What I CAN reveal is that I will have an article published in an upcoming issue of Quilting Arts Magazine! How exciting is THAT! I have had great fun relating the wonderfully serendipitous story of how this opportunity came about. So you will understand why I am hovering a few inches above the ground, these days, in a kind of haze of euphoria. QA is, after all, my favorite magazine, with Cloth Paper Scissors a close second. So keep your eyes peeled for me, and send your comm
Deidre Adams, as we are told at art Strings, “likes to experiment with new ways of combining process and techniques, from the traditional to the avant-garde.” I saw her work in Quilting Arts Magazine Issue 24 (Winter 2006) and was immediately impressed by her designs, but captivated by her process. As she explains on her own site, “I start each piece by making a heavily-stitched canvas from fabric and batting to provide surface texture for the painting. Sometimes I add extra