Showing posts from December, 2012

The Long and Winding Road Revisited

Hi.  It's been a while but for very good reason.  The long and winding road has brought me to a new place in my life.  I have moved into my new apartment and I have to say the change has been very positive.   I found the perfect apartment for me, between the natural lighting during the day and the abundance of lighting and sconces for the night time has been exceptional.  I've been able to work so much more, I'm sleeping a bit better, it is beautiful.  I have gotten the essential furniture which consists of a bed, a futon for Brian, a chair and a dining set.  Still need more furniture and may go out in a little while to look for a computer table and a dresser for craft storage.  It's a brand new start and I'm loving it.  It finally feels like the past is behind me and I am moving into a better future. I have found a cute little boutique which wants to carry the scarves and handbags so I'm looking forward to making more of them.  I'm working on the above


  This is one of the pieces I am working on at the moment.  It is called Gutted.   Focus is the theme of this blog post.  With the holidays, divorce and a move on the horizon I am finding it so hard to focus on hand embroidery at the moment.  The ironic part of this is that the more I hand embroider the more I focus.  The more I go out and about the more unfocused I become so the idea of looking for an apartment has been a daunting experience.  It's not world peace and compared to the world at the moment it's very immaterial whether I am focused or unfocused or hand embroidering or not but since my blog has suffered lately I thought I would offer an explanation. Please check back in the coming days and see more pictures of Gutted and hopefully in a few days or weeks when I am ensconced in my new apartment I will have much more to share about art, hand embroidery and life.  Please have a great holiday season.  Focus on your loved ones and the stuff that you love


Love comes and goes and sometimes it stays.   Sometimes it is obvious and sometimes it is hidden beneath the surface.   Love is felt as a glance, a touch, a meaningful conversation.   Love lives in the eternal.   It is hidden away from the masses but right under the soul, unseen but yet felt. Who can explain why we fall and love and with whom.   What makes it possible for two people to live a lifetime together and not really understand each other and what makes it possible for two people to meet and fall in love instantly. Love is unexplainable.   We are all shaped by those we love.   From the time we are born we are shaped by the love of our parents or the lack of their love.   We are shaped by our first loves, we are shaped by our in-between loves, we are shaped by those we share our lives with and then finally we are shaped by our last loves.   The one we find when all hope has gone, the one we can’t live without.     That last one is the one we have to strive for,

The Wesley

My work is hanging on the wall of a lovely nursing home in Saratoga Springs, NY called the Wesley.   Yesterday was the meet and greet for the opening of the show where my work is featured with Carol Hesselink a lovely and very talented quilt artist.   It is an honor to have my work featured with Carol and to have listened to her talk about her process and her work.    Many thanks also to Janet Tanquay from Art n Soul who set up this wonderful opportunity.   Yesterday may just be the day that turns around my artistic career.   I realized just how far I have come and just how far I still have to go all in one afternoon.    I have learned to appreciate my work and talk about it in a way that values the work, the inspiration and the ability I have been gifted with.   I talked about my process and the inspirations that start the moment an image comes into my head until the moment I put the last stitch on it.   The ladies were very knowledgeable and a joy to converse with. At