Here it is! An answer to the question I shared on October 9 of this year: What possesses me? I visited my son recently and discovered the answer in a piece of my own art, "Waiting for the Rain." When Joe first saw the piece, he studied it and then turned to me with the comment, … Continue reading What Possesses Me?
I like being in that place between work and play. It is not a blurry, ill-defined place for me. It is where my imagination is happy, and often, productive. I create games that make my work more playful. And I have a new one. It is called "I own it; I use it." It is less … Continue reading Using Stuff to Get to Enough
The nip in the air here in Virginia is becoming a frost warning for tonight. I enjoy seasonal change. It is a reason to change the menus, my walking schedule, and wardrobes. I have happy toes in wool socks right now. This week I stitched up three pillow covers from upcycled and sun painted fabric. Each … Continue reading A Change in The Weather
I was thinking about Miss Alice this morning. She was my mother's mother and an expert in frugal living. She made patchwork quilts and rag rugs from used clothes and household linens. Her handiwork was colorful and serviceable. At lunch time, she opened the doors to the pantry and the refrigerator to survey what was at … Continue reading Materials at hand
Why Studio Three 17? I have worked under my name for more than 40 years. And it never really satisfied me. I am doing things differently now. I am working in Studio Three 17. Studio because I am a life-long learner. A place with books, paper, computer, fabric, thread, paint, tools, and space to use them is … Continue reading What’s with this name?