Monday, July 28, 2008


My daughter came into the studio today and asked what I was doing. She stared at all the fabric scraps and I'm sure she was think that I had lost my mind. She was tactful - "This is going to take a long time, huh?" but I think inside she was screaming "WHY?" I'm still plodding along and yes, it not going very fast.

A YouTube diversion...

Acrylic transfers (part 1 and part 2)
Image transfers (part 1 and part 2)

...something to try once I get the studio back in order!

Living consciously...

The practice: I commit to receiving feedback with gratitude and enthusiasm.

I'll admit when I was (much)younger, I didn't know how to accept praise very well. I don't know if it was insecurity or immaturity but a teacher/mentor told me that I just needed to learn to say "Thank you" with gratitude and respect. With negative feedback, I learned to look for the kernel of truth in it and let the rest just roll off me.


McIrish Annie said...

I have been away from bloglines for about a week and finally am catching up with you..

Congrats on your 25th! We had ours in February. The roller coaster ride continues :)

your hubby's picture- Young Al Pacino! lucky girl.

your doll, absolutely beautiful, you did a great job!

the TIF 50+ charms a super idea!

the scrap situation- i began the quiltville management system some time ago. I am good about cutting up odd pieces at the end of a project and putting them in the marked containers and have made a number of "crumb" blocks for charity quilts. still have two large, no enormous, containers of scraps to go through,( don't see that happening very soon) but since I too will live to be 100,I guess I have time! LOL

Kim said...

annie - Thanks and here's to high and lows.
Playing with dolls at 56... I'm beginning to remind myself of my grandmother.
It will take me probably all of August to get the charms on the piece.

And finally, I think I've almost conquered the scrap. I've piles of squares, rectangles, strips, and crumbs. Now I need to come up with a way to contain them so that they stay in relative order but are accessible. I'm thinking a trip to The Container Store. I like the idea of making up crumb blocks -- might be a good warm up exercise when I'm not feeling inspired!