I think I want to be a minimalist. Sorta'. I am giving away, consigning, donating and/or trying to sell lots of my "stuff" like the Platzgraff Christmas dishes pictured above. It feels good to unload...but then I see another art idea I want to try...or I go on Pinterest...or flip through a magazine...and there I go again! These forays often involve more or different "stuff". Hmmmmm. Can artists be minimalists?
Spent a few days in a rustic cabin on the Big Sur River. Made my first rock tower. Was cold at last and it felt great. Walked some...ate excellent food...and all during the week. Like I was retired or something!
I had been wonder whether or not to blog again. However......a lovely post from Glitter Sister Lisa and an excellent response from Anna inspired me to start again. Thanks to both of you....these 2 ladies helped me decide to hop off the "do I/don't" I fence and just start. I'm baaaaaaack!
Close up of part of the Contemporary Boro jacket from Jude Hill's online class....Should I call it "Retirement"? I have used scrap from long ago projects, sale remnants, woad dyed fabric, antique boro squares, linens, woven cloth and 1920's quilt blocks.
The pictures on previous post are of my jacket made in Jude Hill's online class (Contemporary Boro). I spent this last week putting it all together and it is wearable...but needs much added decorative stitching. That will be done over time. I am very pleased with the almost final result but am not pleased that I couldn't figure out how to add this text to the pictures in last post!
Retired at last! After 35 years of report cards, meetings, yard duty, discipline, testing, grading, listening for bells, tying shoes, suiting up and showing up I am DONE. Now on to Grammiehood, sewing, crafts, painting, beach glass, reading, travel, tea shops, thrift stores and relaxing. Hard to believe it's really my turn. Let the good times roll........
Working on Jude Hill's class over at her Spirit Cloth blog is great fun. Patches of this and that. Weaving strips of cloth to make new pieces for a jacket or purse. Hand sewing. What better way to prepare for retirement in 17 school days?
Has it really been almost a year???? The urge to blog again has been growing in me and here I am back at it at last. As per my last post ( January 30, 2011) I wasn't sure where I would go next...but here I am: getting ready to retire, loving Grammiehood, exploring art, wanting to connect and reconnect. Looking forward to the next phase of life. Plan on doing it up right!