Tuesday, June 21, 2011

This is profound!!

"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations."- Charles R. Swindoll

This is a pic of my Dear Jane and Quilted Diamonds 2 blocks. I had it in my mind that I wouldn't be able to make these quilts-too much work. Well, I've come to the realization that I've just got to reset my mind-having the IQ on my machine is a great opportunity for me to do hand work while it's quilting. This is no longer an impossibility for me.

You'd think that, at 58 years old, I'd be able to figure this out on my own. Heck no!!! I need those slaps up side of the head. :) So...onward and upward!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Yeah, I'm still alive and kicking

The Oxford Dictionary defines "desultory" as "skipping from one subject to another, disconnected, unmethodical." It may be an unmethodical method, but it's a useful one. Here's why: Our minds are capable of far more multi-tasking and multi-tracking than we think. The critical sense that goes with the processes of art-making moves forward on both prior experience and intuition. Quick looks and automatic decisions, devoid of long-term contemplation and recrimination, often produce decent results. Going from one project to another heightens the faculty.

I got this definition from Robert Genn's biweekly newsletter. It describes me to a tee! I'm not bragging, mind you. I don't look at this as a good thing but it's the truth.


The photos are of some of the stuff I've been working on. The heart vine has more detail now. I'll try to post a pic. The abstract is from a class I took last year with Katie Pasquini-Masopust. I finally finished it. The last quilt is for my 2 yr. old grandson, his birthday was in April and the panel's blocks are alphabet blocks.