I have been blog delinquent! I continue to recover at a good pace from a total knee replacement 8 weeks ago. I am now back in the pool, walking with a cane in the exterior world and less so at home, driving, prepping some food, minimal shopping, clearing out and loading the dishwasher etc. In my mind I have a few more hurdles ahead: doing the laundry, buying groceries & schlepping them into the house, house-cleaning, making an entire dinner, but most importantly getting back to art-making. Perhaps I should allow my mate to continue to shop, cook, clean and launder so I can use my energy to work!
This week I sewed several art postcards to sign and mail to the galleries and consultants who represent my work; an important end of the year task. It was a short immersion into sitting, sewing and standing at the ironing board and cutting table.
Before surgery I left two pieces on my design wall to inspire and motivate when the time came. One is a painted vintage cotton/metallic tablecloth and the other is #4 in the Keeping up Appearances series which is pieced and pin-basted ready to be stitched.
Every time I open the studio door I am met with wonderful energy that beckons me inward. The time is coming, the time is near when I will go there in earnest and begin. As a colleague says I just need to start...
Martha C. Hall says
I love the idea of fabric art postcards for galleries, etc. I think I’ll make one for my gallery – she will love it. Good to hear you have been able to get into the studio, even for short sessions.
And I *do* think you should “allow” your mate to continue the household tasks!