Tuesday, August 26

A Good Day

Today started off a bit bumpy but is now what I see as a good day. A day when I used the Scarlet O'Hara method of dealing with life and just said oh that is for another day and walked into my studio and reclaimed happiness. These days are a blessing and I embrace them with all my heart. 

Here are a few of my latest pieces I've gotten done since the last post. 

The scarab is from Egypt and is beautiful front and
back so I wanted to design something so both sides 
would show. The copper wings have a blue/green patina. 

Simple little earrings of corrugated copper.

Very bright blue sea glass with a woven wrap
and hand made clasp

Little metal tubing experiment

Copper kissed with fire and a inlay of aluminum with
a swirl of pretty colors

pretty little things all come together

A few found objects - relics of my past

A little of my signature style



These are boxes but they are so cool I just
couldn't pass them up. They will be risers in my
booth to sit displays on. 

I've made other earrings and a couple other bracelets. 
I've not gotten this much done in months. It feels real good. 

Well time for a snack and then maybe a little more creative time. 

Monday, August 18

Very Good Mail Day

Since my dear Bobby passed away going to pick up mail at the post office has turned into a drama most of the time. So when I can go and pick up something that is not a bill or horrid something or other I have to deal with it's good. 

This was a very good mail day. 
The lovely ladies in the "Love Of Art Quilt" group on Quilt With Us got together and made this for me. I'm so very touched. I was talking to my friend Paula when her hubby snapped this so I didn't "pose" with a smile but this quilt makes me very happy and all warm inside. 

Here are some close ups of just a few of the blocks.










There was also a beautiful poem printed out and pieced into the back of the quilt and a really cool necklace/locket that is a pocket watch. You can see if you have seen my art that these ladies really took special care to do things I love so much and use my fav fabrics and topics/techniques. It's so very special. 

Today my beloved has been gone 3 months - I miss him so very much and it's hard to sometimes realize he's really gone. I have good support from my family and friends and I'm so very thankful for that. Last week I sold his pick up and when I saw it drive away for the last time it filled the rest of the day with off and on crying spells. I know I have a long way to go and that part of my heart will always be his. Moving on with my life is hard and I have no idea who I will be at the end of this, but I do know I will have changed and change is a part of life. 

Tuesday, August 5

Planning Ahead

During grief my plans for my creative self are all that get me threw. They give my mind someplace to go and not be pulled into a sadness, but to think of joy. I'm so very lucky I have my creative self to hold me up. To keep me from falling into a place I do truly not want to go. I know I was given this gift to help myself and make others happy - so for now I will grab hold of it and ride it into my future. Planning shows and trying very hard to work at my bench - I have to push myself but things are getting made - thou very slowly. 


Music City Modern Quilt Guild is having a dye workshop next Saturday (Aug 16th) which I'm excited about. I've not been to one of the meetings in months and it will be nice to see folks again and play with dye. I love dying fabric so it will be great to get some pointers from a real pro like Jayne. Here is her blog - and her Etsy

This weekend we are celebrating my niece's collage graduation - wow time flies. Speaking of time flying my little Ian is going to kindergarten next week! Yikes how did that happen. 

Today I made several pair of earrings
this being one of my new patterns. 
 This tiny wire coiling is very relaxing and these small
projects are easy to do while watching hours of Criminal Minds. 

This is a very organic chunky pendant
I really liked the textures. 
Natural stone/clay and wood