Saturday, November 15, 2008

Wow, I have followers??

Hey all...followers...how funny! What if I have no idea where I am going? I guess that will just have to be where we leave it.
I am trying to re-acclimate myself to my normal life. My trip to New Jersey was so much fun and it is really going to be my last trip for a while. I like being gone, because it is this crazy taste of a life that I don't have anymore (no kids, no responsibilities...), but coming back to the warm arms of people who love you and depend on you... well, it kind of makes the crazy freedom not so fun. My boys are only going to be small for such a small amount of my life, they just really need me
around.

I love this pattern on a wall in Greenwich village...I loved more the motion of the people walking by it. Cities are great, you just kind of blend in and there is so much to see and do...but then on the other hand there are so many people....everywhere people, and cars and this hustley energy that kind of is exhausting. It is nice to be back in my only little corner of the world, where the intense traffic only happens on a football home game day. I can always avoid that if I am aware of when kickoff is.
Last night was the opening reception of this fiber arts show that I am in. It was very weird. I liked it and it was fun and exciting and all that, BUT there is was definitely a "fine" arts bent to the show. Seeing my work next to some of the other pieces was very humbling. I do think that I have an artistic voice to be heard...I just wished that I had spent more time on my piece. Do you know what I mean? The piece that got picked to be in is something that I just threw together in an afternoon. I really like it, but I can't say that it is an example of my finest skills. What a learning experience! I think that I am going to have to let it all sink in a bit better over the next few days, but I would do it again.

I did start a quilt (because I love to start them) the other day using my birthday fat quarters. It was nice that my sister picked a bunch that coordinate...I was able to just slice them up and get right to the sewing. Hopefully I can make some more progress tonight and then show it later this week. I have been really wanting to blog more, but OMG my pattern making class SUCKS up the "free" time that I have. The other day I was lamenting on how little quilting I have finished in the past 6 weeks...and then I remembered that I am drafting patterns and travelling ALL THE TIME. I love making patterns and I am hoping that the time I am putting in right now will spark something down the road. Hope so.
JMB

6 comments:

Katy said...

I have some followers too. It makes me feel a bit like the Monty Python film, life of Brian. I might not be much good to follow, I might make the wrong decision, get lost, give out the wrong message. I don't think can cope with the responsibility, I need a lie down!

Ah, Greenwich Village. You lucky duck. Sounds like a heap of fun!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I'll follow you in circles - it's the journey, not the destination. Maybe the quilt got picked because of its rawness and vitality and the effortlessness of the project. So don't stress over it. you got in a show - that's the exciting part!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. I am not sure if you just came by my place. I clicked on your name in your comment like I do everyone else's but then it says your profile is not available so I thought I'd try doing a search for you through google and that's how I am here. Not sure if you intended it that way, but thank you for stopping by and saying hello!!!!!!

emilyruth said...

is the fiber art show over?
did i miss it?
or is it on going for a while?
i know i asked you all of this before
but i can't remember!
please to inform:)

Lily Boot said...

now followers sounds nice! Makes me start singing Donovan! :-) Sorry to sound dim - but what's the pattern class you're taking? Is this quilt patterns or drafting clothing patterns? Sounds awesome and I will be here cheering your journey!

Yaz and Rob said...

I was at the show and loved your iece! There were the "fine" art slant, but yours is as fine as fine can be....Kep sewing and it will come..!