Week in Review 2022 – 09/16

Why Plan? Where should I focus my energy? The maxim failure to plan is planning to fail keeps running through my head. Why? I’m betwixt and between once more. One of the advantages of deadlines is they help to narrow down the choices. Nevertheless, I find myself second guessing myself. My tendency is to over… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 09/16

Week in Review 2022 – 09/09

I Need a Staff It takes a village to raise a child. It takes a staff to be a working artist. I am fortunate to have the following staff members on my team: A photographer A scientist Someone to hang my work A shipping and handling department A draftsman A carpenter And so many people… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 09/09

Week in Review 2022 – 09/02

SAQA’s Benefit Auction SAQA’s Benefit Auction is a fabulous opportunity to support SAQA’s vision to have the art quilt universally respected as a fine art medium. I’m pleased to donate to this worthy cause with my piece, Lola On the Stairs. I’m also delighted that it was chosen to promote the Benefit Auction in various… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 09/02

Week in Review 2022 – 08/05

Finding Balance Do you have difficulty finding balance between life’s demands, your needs and your wants? It seems no matter how many systems I put in place or how powerful my good intentions are, there will always be times when my life tips off kilter. Just one more reminder of the saying, “Life is what… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 08/05

Week in Review 2022 – 05/06

Solo Practice There is value to solo practice. This is why artists sequester themselves in their studios or tote their equipment outside for some plein air painting. No distractions. Just the gentle hum of the sewing machine, hiss of the iron and the swish of the rotary blade slicing through fabric. However, there is a… Continue reading Week in Review 2022 – 05/06

Week In Review 2021 – 04/23

No studio time this week. Lot’s of artist camaraderie and inspiration. I am attending SAQA‘s annual conference. This year the conference is in Oceania, but I only have to travel as far as my home office to participate. There are blessings in this pandemic and being able to learn about SAQA’s Australian and New Zealand… Continue reading Week In Review 2021 – 04/23

Week in Review 2021 – 01/08

If you follow my blog then you know my work normally involves intricate piecing and takes months to create. It trends towards mid-sized or even large pieces. Out of the Ashes, aka Cautiously Optimistic is quintessential me. So, it may came as a surprise when you read about this week’s project. The Problem My studio… Continue reading Week in Review 2021 – 01/08