Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wow so many moments

have passed. I may have mentioned earlier that I think I am going through the big M. The only positive thing I have to talk about at the moment is my work. I've been busy embroidering and have my one and only craft show coming up in a couple of weeks. Other then that I'm kind of at a crossroad. You name a symptom of the big M and I've got it. I'm tired, cranky(think PMS all the time), forgetful, and contemplative. If I don't write it down or drop everything to do it, it just doesn't get done(as you can probably tell by my infrequent blog posts lately). I'm still looking for outlets to sell my work and thankful for the Katbird Shop, the gallery never called so I guess my work wasn't what they were looking for. I'll keep looking for opportunities and leave it up to the universe as worrying about it is making me even more scattered and menopausal.

OK more kvetching. I have been sewing machine less for a few days. I finally decided to sew some of my things together and the needle broke and took my lovely sewing machine with it. I have two others but couldn't find the bobbin holder so they were useless too. I finally found my bobbin holder and will probably bring my lovely sewing machine to be fixed. I've been working on a bunch of framed pieces which are machine less and have finished the purse for my lovely neighbor's lovely sister. After she receives her purse I'll share the pictures because until it belongs to her the work belongs to me.

Still haven't been inspired to frame a few more pieces(was hoping the gallery would inspire me) but am going to start framing them tomorrow and putting them on my own walls. At the moment I think I have to own them myself anyway. They remind me that no matter how topsy turvy my life is at the moment at least I can find my center and my peace somewhere.

Blessings to all my friends who have been so kind to leave messages on my rather infrequent posts. It is really hard to put my thoughts together in a cogent understandable way lately. I wish my mom or my grandmom were here to give me advice on this turning point in my life but am oh so thankful for all my wonderful friends who listen and offer me advice(I really don't give them a choice).

I'm reading the Oprah Eckhart Tolle book and trying to live in the moment and get out of my self for the moment, but I guess you can tell from this post that I'm not doing too well at it.

Live your life, find your joy and if I'm not here I'm either kvetching, embroidering, or sleeping. See you soon.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Been Really Really Busy

Making art. I brought my work to the Katbird Shop in Schenectady so if you are in the neighborhood stop on in and take a gander. She has a beautiful selection of different local and not so local artists. Such a wonderful thing to have a purpose behind my work again.

I've also contacted another Gallery. Not much to report but looks like a really great place to display my work, where my housewife persona won't get in the way. I'll let you know if anything wonderful happens there too. Very cool and very funky and I think my work would look great mixed in with all that cool funky stuff. So wish me luck.

Other then that me, my shadow and my embroidery needle have been so busy. I'm working on another hand. It is coming out beautifully and can't wait to share it. Hopefully by the end of next week.

I did another lotus, not framed and forgot to take a picture of the last one before I brought it to Katbird. The Katbird one was a lovely pink and this one is lovely lavender. I am thrilled to pieces with how they came out. I almost finished my friend's sisters purse just a few more flowers and then the lining which is beautiful and sewing it together. The owner won't get it until July so you'll have to wait to see it after she visits and retrieves it. It came out lovely and can't wait to finish it too.

Obama won the nomination and that is so cool. Now I can rest and relax and embroider. Hope your life is doing well. Will catch the links soon and you all visit them too. Happy Stitchin.