September 24, 2021
Here in the Southwestern United States the hot summer has ended and we are in the season of cooler mornings and pleasant afternoons. Every morning I take a walk around the park. The leaves are not turning yet, but that's around the corner. I find time for yoga twice a week (totally recommend this form of exercise and relaxation), writing, making paper collages, baking, reading, and lunch with friends. I try to seek balance in my life by keeping myself engaged, but not stressed.
Although I have ten quilts in exhibitions right now, I still have a pile hanging in the closet. As you may know from my You Tube Chanel, I have been cutting some up and making new compositions. It's artistic recycling. All I am doing is taking a rotary cutter to cut up a quilt. I pin the pieces on my design wall. it takes about a day to arrange and rearrange. Then I use a zig-zag stitch to put them together. I am even doing bold paint over the top. Feel free to try it yourself.
I am going to be having an exhibition with another artist at a local arts space called Art Provides. It's upstairs in an older building downtown. The young owner is graduate from the Chicago Art Institute. St George is becoming more of an art's community. It's exciting. The exhibition will run from November through January.
This year I had planned to make my first trip to the Houston International Quilt Festival. The festival is still going to happen, but quilt market where the vendors gather has been cancelled. After looking at the Houston Health Department website; I thought I would try another year. Maybe I'll go to Paducah instead. Who knows.
I wish everyone good health and lot's a joy this fall.
Take a creative risk.