Saturday, August 31, 2002
Way to go Mom! She just heard that her quilt was accepted in the Benartex "Quiltmaker's Gift Challenge." So two years in a row, Mom will have a quilt in the big show in Houston. Last year her September 11 quilt was in the "America: From the Heart" display and is now touring with that collection, as well as being in the book of the same name by C&T.Friday, August 30, 2002
Happy Birthday to me! Happy Birthday!Thursday, August 29, 2002
One of my quilts is touring in a collection called "Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear." It's currently on display in Atlanta GA and there's a great article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about the show. Especially exciting to me:Tuesday, August 27, 2002The traditional repeat-pattern quilts in this show are generally quite successful artistically in addition to making pointed observations about the perception of difference. An excellent example is "Warp, Weft, Rift" by Mary Beth Goodman, who wove broad strips of raw-edged fabric, using warm hues for the warp and cool ones for the weft. She then attached the woven block to a quilted black background, stretching it out of line in three spots to create large concentrically stitched circles. In an otherwise predictable design, these circles impart an ominous tone solely because they depart from the rigidity of the grid.
So, do you want to see me in my "jaguar" skirt? How about a photo of Ron in a yellow hawaiian shirt? The president of the Mac Users Group in Oneonta took these photos of the Jaguar pre-release party at Crossgates Mall.Sunday, August 25, 2002
ooooooooh Beethoven's Ninth Symphony courtesy of the BSO @ Tanglewood and WAMC. Who could ask for a better Sunday afternoon?Saturday, August 24, 2002
Friday, August 23, 2002
I'm reporting to you live and in person at the 10:20 PM release of the new OS -- Jaguar -- at the Crossgates Apple Store. The place is mobbed. Probably more than the opening day crowd. how exciting is that?Wednesday, August 21, 2002
How about these choices for title:Tuesday, August 20, 2002
hey! YOU!! over there on the other side of the screen. Leave me a comment, for pete's sake. Geesh. I hate talking to myself.Monday, August 19, 2002
Sunday, August 18, 2002
I'm doing a little agitating here.Saturday, August 17, 2002
Let's just yell it out together shall we?Friday, August 16, 2002
Knowing is not enough;
In between all the car-buying excitement, going to work, dealing with the heat and humidity -- I've perservered with my quilt and indeed the binding is half-a-long-side away from being done. then a quick sewing down of the sleeve (and why didn't I put the bottom sleeve on it as I normally do???) and it's done! I hope to get it there today so we can take slides and official digital images and send off an entry form for it. Have to figure out how and where to sign it too.
So tomorrow starts the end of the process of buying the new car. I get to do the banking part of it. It's rather a daunting thing, but then, this will only be what, car number four for me. Yellow chevette, blue volkswagon, plum saturn..... all long-driven by me.Wednesday, August 14, 2002
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. -- Helen Keller
Guess what I did last night?Sunday, August 11, 2002
The car (95 saturn with 156K miles) is sputtering, the heat is intense, I'm boiling potatoes for the pleasure of having potato salad and I have 9 yards of bias binding to iron and prepare. And the sleeve to make for the same quilt. No wonder I am procrastinating in the cool of the downstairs!
The Perseid meteor shower will be viewable over the next few nights. I liked the description of how to look at this:Saturday, August 10, 2002 Monday, August 05, 2002The best time to look for meteors is when Perseus is highest in the sky--between 2 a.m. and dawn. On August 12th, set your alarm for 2 o'clock in the morning. Go outside; lie down on a sleeping bag or a reclining lawn chair with your toes pointed northeast; and gaze upward. Soon you'll see shooting stars racing along the Milky Way.If a large number of people did this, surely it would improve the world.
From the Haystack Mountain Spring 2002 NewsletterSaturday, August 03, 2002In this way the season and our own intentions have come together, and it is always a wonderful, surprising, and nearly miraculous moment to behold. Each phase of this process has its time and its place. Here and elsewhere this year, I think itís not only winter that has been unsettled, but our own creative lives as well. Do we turn to art to heal ourselves and others? Can we make something that will make sense of events that donít make sense? We know that the life of each emotion, each idea, each yearning, has its own rhythm, as does the natural world that has formed and shaped us. We have times of excitement, clarity, confusion, silence, and making, sometimes weeks and months apart, sometimes a split second apart. When the time is right, we slide open the gray doors to the studio, roll up our sleeves and get to work.
DetailFriday, August 02, 2002
I'm listening to a recording of Yo Yo Ma playing Bach Cello Concertos, via my iPod and some new noise-cancelling ear pieces. well, I can't say they're totally noise cancelling, but they sure are noise reducing. I guess the more important thing is that the musical sound is wonderful and because of the reduction of other noise, I can hear things like bowing noises, scratchiness of bow meeting strings, finger action noise sometimes and - Yo Yo himself - breathing. Sometimes rhythmically, sometimes about gasping it seems. Since I've seen film of him playing some of this stuff, I know that playing the cello is no light weight activity. In fact, I'd say it's downright physically demanding.
Photos of WTC - 09/14/ 01
My quilt --11 Sept 01
Newest Quilt May '06
First Gold Feb '06
Pink & Green Quilt
Child Abuse Quilts
Roots of Racism Quilts
FiberArt For A Cause