Saturday, March 28, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
The retreat itself sounds fantastic, but you have GOT to see the incredible website that Teesha's daughter, Tiphoni created. It is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I knew that Tiphoni was uber-talented, but she really outdid herself on this one!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
I like this page, the photo is from a Sports Illustrated magazine, and I had saved it before I broke my wrist. I liked the exuberance of all the hands reaching. I liked the theme of hands even before I started this journal. I have several pieces of hand related art in my home.
My wrist is getting better. I go to hand therapy twice a week and do a variety of exercises three times a day. I am making progress, but I am ready to be back at work! My hand and wrist just aren't yet. I am hoping by the end of April I will be working. It will probably still take me a few months to build up to what I was doing before I injured myself.
I want to add that my friend Delorse took the photo in my sidebar, click on her name and visit her thoughtful and beautiful blog! Thanks, Delorse!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
church from the 1860's in San Antonio, TX
Even though I no longer go to church, old habits die hard. Couldn't resist posting a picture of a church taken in October when we visited our daughter in Texas. It is still Sunday for a little while longer!
I have been fooling around on facebook a little bit, I signed up thinking it would be a way I could network and promote my business, but it seems more social than business. I had a lovely surprise on Friday when Jane, a friend from UW who I have known for over 30 years but lost touch with in the last few years, "friended" me! We have been catching up in a couple of long emails, and I hope we reconnect in person soon.
When we were at UW, we were studying intellectual history (!) and were quite serious. Now all these years later, it turns out she is very interested in art and artmaking, too! She makes jewelry with stones and beads from Africa and it is quite lovely. She has a shop on etsy here, hop on over and take a look. She also works with fiber and surface design, though I haven't seen any of that work yet.
I really love how it often happens that friends will parallel each other's interests. I am looking forward to sharing more with her.
Sunday is also the day that once or twice a month I get together with some friends from ArtFest at Third Place Books. We all bring projects and work on them and share. It is a very rich time. We did it today and I feel very satisfied. Maybe that is my church?
Friday, March 13, 2009
I haven't posted for over a month because I have been thinking about what this blog is about, what do I want to do with it? I think when I have long lapses between posts one of the reasons is I am not sure what I am trying to accomplish here.
I updated my profile information (located to the left of this post) to define for myself what I want to do. Hopefully, this will be helpful to my readers, too. I have decided that I was very out of balance with my work life. Don't know why I needed to break my wrist to slow down enough to realize this, but there you go. When I start back to work in about a month (hopefully), I will have the opportunity to structure my work hours so I have a more sane schedule.
I have tried to focus on art making as much as possible since I have been on this hiatus, and I have learned that I need to structure that as well. I have not made art 24/7, as I thought I would, I have to make it a priority, just like anything else.
This post is meant to reintroduce myself and my blog. I look forward to sharing my thoughts on art making and life making, and photos of both.