Artists from top left: Ellsworth Kelly, Mark Rothko, Evelyn Henson, (middle row from left) unknown artist wallpaper woman, The Big Picture, Notocorda, Orovida,James Abbott McNeil Whistler, unknown abstract from blog.
Art in all its forms inspires me. Often I am so blown away by what humans can create that I have to stop what I'm doing and take "in" the moment. Most nights, while in that in-between moment in bed where I'm too tired to read but still awake enough to think- I will daydream of paintings. Big color riots full of energy and life.. It's those moments that often bring me to my next quilty make.
Do you have these moments? Times when it feels like everything else can fall away and you breathe in the space between...
When I am in the midst of a project (or 20)-- sometimes my interest is distracted to another idea, another color way, another shape. It's no use fighting, now I know to just follow this impulse. No more punishing myself as something lays undone for six months. Like Shakespeare said- what will be, will be. (Or actually, "come what may".) By now, I'm' down with that wisdom.
Keeping this in mind, I thought a few photos of some recent makes are in order.
This domed bag is the Lola pattern by Alicia over at Swoon. Her patterns are new to me, and ultra clearly written. I've been so impressed with the Sandra and Lola that I may have to purchase a few more. (AS IF I need more bags! Guys--stop me, this is becoming severely close to a hoarder situation.) And I'm talking bags AND sewing patterns.
Oh... and then...
My raindrops quilt is in this months Love Patchwork and Quilting Magazine. Whoot whoot!
I'm subscribing to the digital issue now because I am Earth friendly and ----- impatient. I can't wait the six weeks for it to cross the pond. (It's published in Bristol, England.) I mean, we have the Concorde and the Stealth Bomber that can cross the ocean in two hrs so WHY the lag time publishers?! Is it a customs issue?--Because I will call Obama right now if that's the case. This is an emergency I tell you. I neeeeeeeeed my quilty magazines as soon as they go live. Does anyone understand me?! Do I sound like a whiny teenager? lolol #priorities