Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Some would call it a creative block, but I call it a lull. That way I can't use it as an excuse -- to me 'creative block' is to be feared, something hard to get over whereas a lull is a temporary interruption, creativity is still there.

As I feared, the momentum from the series course has diminished and I've not created anything new. Self-fulfilling prophecy? Probably. Or maybe I just know myself.

But, I have learned ways to get over this inertia. I've become a fan of the 15 minute writing exercise. Just sit down and write for 15 minutes. I find it is easier to start with a question or thought then just let my pen take me. Can't be at the keyboard, must use pen and paper. Too bad kids aren't learning cursive writing anymore. The flow of cursive writing helps pull the ideas onto the page.

Anyways, did the writing exercise last night. Not sure if I learned anything but it was cathartic to get it onto a page. Kinda like the pensieve in Harry Potter.

I think I deserve an Easter chocolate for that.

Monday, March 12, 2012

back on the horse

... or more appropriately, the keyboard.

I just finished taking an online course from Lisa Call called Working In A Series. To the two folk who may read this post, I highly recommend her classes. Well run, and if you take it seriously and do the work you will get a lot out of if.

So, as a result of the class, it is time to get back to blogging about my art stuff. Main goal, give me a regular commitment to keep up the momentum from the course. So far, it's flagging but I refuse to let it go completely.

Happy Monday.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More adventures

I've been working on the photo imaging technique. Two pieces done for shows this fall. I'm slowly getting better at it, have to considering all the (happy) mistakes I make along the way.

Tender Toes and Caught in the Act

Caught in the Act in better detail...

Monday, April 06, 2009

Cool new technique

I read about a very cool technique and decided to try it out. The piece is not finished yet, but I really like it even at this point.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Flour Resist

In an issue of Quilting Arts there was an article on flour resists. I love the idea of using ordinary household (and craft) supplies, particularly non-toxic ones. So, I gave it a try with results that make me want to do some more.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Houston Chronicle on Journal Quilts 2007

The Journal Quilts Project 2007 merited an article in the Houston Chronicle. Pretty cool.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Journal Quilt 2007

"What I did last summer"
17 in x 22 in

I am finally able to share my journal quilt which is now part of an exibit in Houston. This piece was important to me as it forced me to work through a long creative block and meet a commitment. The last year has been extremely difficult personally and emotionally, leaving very little energy for creative endeavours. And now I am dealing with a baby, now 3 months, who doesn't leave much time for creative endeavours!