Camino de Santiago 2016

Every single one of us possesses the strength to attempt something he isn't sure he can accomplish. It can be running a mile, or a 10 k race, or 100 miles. It can be changing a career, losing 5 lbs., or telling someone you love her (or him).
-- Scott Jurek

Old age is the time to be dangerous. Dangerously fun loving, dangerously alive . . . This is the time to do every single thing we can possibly do with all the life we can bring to it. This is the time to live with an edge, with strength, with abandon. There is nothing for which to save our energy. Now it is simply time to spend time well.
-- Joan Chittister

Thursday, March 24, 2011

February Bead Journal Piece

I finally got my February piece photographed, although I wasn't able to achieve the actual color.  The main coloring is more of a teal than the photo shows.  I stuck with my theme of ancient native art, again using rock art found in the southwest as inspiration.  The teal is again outside of my color comfort zone.  The cold February winds inspired the "lazy stiches" in the design. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Art Quilts

I am still trying to figure out how to format posts on this blog, so these are not arranged very well. Still, I wanted to post some of the art quilts I had photographed for the spring juried shows. I am using a mix of natural fabrics: cotton, linen and silk. Embellishments include paint which I apply by brush and with stamps that I have designed and made, beads, found objects, yarns -- just about anything that I can attach to the fabric. I use both machine and hand quilting.