Textile mural, 14' wide and 7.5' long. Constructed in 17 separate panels. Photo courtesy of Nancy DeForest. She snapped it with her phone as a great kindness to me. I had not yet seen all the panels hanging together because it is too large for my small studio. Here is what I wrote to the people of … Continue reading Trinity: a Mural for St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
My father, a farmer, finished August dinners and suppers by filling his emptied plate with sliced tomatoes. He liberally sprinkled sugar over the juicy rounds, then ate them all. This is a clear childhood memory for me, and my brother shares it. What I don't know is if Daddy liked tomatoes or not. Did he … Continue reading Tomatoes On The Plate
CreativeSprint wants me to make a post card and send it. I don't want to do that. But I did make a card I will not send and I am giving myself 5 minutes to think who could be the recipient. I am having a good time and I am glad ________ is not here. … Continue reading Guess The Recipient
I started a poetry MOOC yesterday. One of the presenters talked about her technique of collecting words she encountered through her day. When she was ready to write, she intuitively combined different parts of her collection and found pleasing rhythm and observation. Today I cross trained my poetry lesson into CreativeSprint: collection and juxtaposition.
Monday is about embracing the work week. But some Monday's I would rather not be age appropriate. Today's task from CreativeSprint: make a hat or something to wear on your head. My spirit says it's time for flowers in my hair.
Make some legal graffiti? I nearly gave myself a pass from CreativeSprint's 12th assignment. The prompt includes the suggestion of leaves or chalk to make a temporary statement. I wanted to stay in my little mats format. I have never given graffiti a thought. I proclaimed myself a Trinitarian with small leaves … Continue reading Organic Declaration
CreativeSprint asks today that I make something with or about my next meal before I eat it. Food on a stick is on the menu:
I am twisting today's assignment from CreativeSprint from make a puzzle to illustrate a conundrum. As a result of some recent publicity and the opportunity for more, I am asking, "Who wants to tell my story and why?"
CreativeSprint prompts me to open a drawer and make something with the contents. Bold circles, a little black mat, and a few minutes of pleasure start my creative day.
Creativity: CreativeSprint's prompt on day 8 instructs me to flip to a random page in a book at hand and make something inspired by the first sentence you read. Irony: the sentence is "Marry well," which I did less than 6 months ago. The IRS? As I cut out the rings for N and … Continue reading Creativity, Irony, and the IRS