Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Flip the Switch

I was still taking a drive around on the longarm, and today thought I might try without the regulated stitch. I like that better. And I love to draw the line. This might have to end up somewhere in the next quilt.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Bits of Time

I've been working on a lecture in fits and starts. For me, each image is a "cue card" of sorts. This illustrates how my work is shown and out of my control. Shot in France a few years back hanging upside down, and recorded many times as such. Oh well.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Season to Age

I plan as many celebrations for my birthday month that I can, and (often) don't tell those who help me celebrate that there are multiple days I do this. These flowers were a gift unexpected. Aging is tough enough, so might as well move on to that new number with a flourish.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Life is Sweet

It is so rare and such a gift to have friends over and just sing and enjoy. So, no studio work today, just a room full of music and platefuls of food. Life can't be much sweeter.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Starting Somewhere

I've loaded a square of fabric on the longarm to adjust the tension and get some practice before taking on the two large works that need attention. I don't think I'm a perfectionist, but I'm never happy with the quality. My next love will be to an engineer.

Friday, February 21, 2020

It's Cold, It's Hot, It's Almost Ready

My new toy! The most thoughtful friend, Cris, sent me this early birthday gift of a gun laser thermometer. Now I can go around the house (and outside, too) to see with a pull of the trigger what temperature a thing is. Most often, I'll use it in the dye studio. My big thanks!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Better Part of the Day

The most productive part of the day was working on my lecture for the SAQA Toronto conference next month. My talk will most likely be given just this once, but I want to sound like a seasoned sage. That means over-learning the points.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Don't Peek Too Early

 I cut these a week ago to force for a Sunday gathering. Well, surprise, they're here! It's now plan B, I reckon.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Food for the Soul

My mother said "flowers are food for the soul." I'd amend that to include art. This lovely piece is from Judy Gohringer. Now it's part of my office and constant inspiration.

Monday, February 17, 2020

New Tools from Old

When our group gets together, we share new ideas with tools. Liz explained how ink pens can be used to create a watercolor effect. And seeing how she used her sketchbook with them was a great illustration.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday Go To Meeting

The Finger Lakes Fiber Artists group gets together every couple of months to look at work, talk about projects, and encourages like minds to continue work in fiber. Bookended by Bev's quilt and my unfinished top, Noel explains how she works with her silk in blocks.