Week in Review 2024 – 04/12

Committed I am committed, or perhaps that could be, I should be committed. Although I have learned to say no to others and to myself, it is easy (now that is an understatement) to take on more than I can manage. This is especially noticeable when multiple commitments must be accomplished at the same time.… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 04/12

Week in Review 2024 – 04/05

Progress I am making progress. It doesn’t always feel like it, though. One of the advantages of writing a weekly blog post is seeing the progress. When I am in the studio, even as the stitches add up and blocks stack up, I am visualizing the ultimate goal. Since there is frequently a wide gap… Continue reading Week in Review 2024 – 04/05

Week in Review 2022 – 08/26

Working in a Series It seems I’m working in a series again. This might be a generous interpretation of what working in a series is. However, when I feel compelled to return to the same subject matter and/or technique I call that working in a series. This series could be titled thread painted fauna. With… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 08/26

Week in Review 2022 – 07/29

Struggle with Perfectionism Do you struggle with perfectionism? When you succeed at a goal do you celebrate or push forward selecting an even loftier goal? I confess it isn’t easy for me to let go, accept, compromise or settle for something I perceive as less than. Perhaps an advantage of maturing (much better word choice… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 07/29

Week in Review 2022 – 07/22

Going Granular Artists make innumerable decisions before and during the creation of the artwork. So many in fact that sharing the process of how the work came to be is difficult. How deep should I go? When will my sharing go from illuminating to soporific? I thought I would take a chance and go granular… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 07/22

Week in Review 2021 – 03/19

Taking the first step Last week I shared the first step(s) of my journey creating Blue Dinghy. There is a natural path my creative journeys take. When I begin I am filled with enthusiasm and excitement. In fact those feelings are how I know the journey is worth taking. However, another commonality of my creative… Continue reading Week in Review 2021 – 03/19

Week in Review – 01/15

Inspiration comes and goes. When I am riding the crest of inspiration I feel empowered, energized and so, so grateful for the gift of an idea that emerges seemingly from nowhere. I have learned to hang on and see where an idea will take me. Most of the time I am pleasantly surprised by unanticipated… Continue reading Week in Review – 01/15

Week in Review 2020 – 04/03

It’s raining, it’s pouring and the result is I haven’t been witnessing many sunrises at Minot Beach recently. Rather than walking in the often heavy rain and high winds I have opted to exercise inside. It also gives me time to focus on creating art. I’m up to completing and sharing 62 daily drawings on… Continue reading Week in Review 2020 – 04/03

Week in Review 2019 – 11/15

I love free motion quilting. Although, this was not always true. I recall my first feeble attempts. I took a class with Harriet Hargrove, one of the early pioneers transitioning from hand quilting to machine quilting. Was anyone doing free motion quilting then? This must have been in the mid to late ’90’s. Free Motion… Continue reading Week in Review 2019 – 11/15