Since I made the decision and the appointment to have a total knee replacement on September 12th my anxiety level has cranked through the ceiling. I am reminded by those who have had them that it will be a transformative end result. And yet it seems a long path from here to there. I know I can do it. I have done it twice before.
Yesterday I did some healing work around my inner teenager who did not want surgery in the first place and had sworn never again. Now I think ‘she’ is on board because this morning I decided that time is a’wastin…get in the studio and make art while I can!!!
I have been doing some screen printing for a new series so I will continue to work on that too. I can’t imagine being able to go down 12 stairs to print cloth for a very long time. I could have the print pad, screens and paints brought up to the kitchen, but I would hate my kitchen sink to even slightly resemble my dye sink. Yikes!!!
The TG exhibit returns home today from a successful run in OH. I have several ideas brewing for the future of this exhibit. In the meantime it all needs to be unpacked and stored again.
Also on September 12th an event far more exciting and fun than knee surgery will begin. It’s the annual SAQA auction where anyone (that means you!) can bid online for spectacular, gorgeous one-of-a-kind 12″ square art quilts. This is mine. The reverse auction will continue for 3 weeks with over 300 artworks. You can preview the work here.
Finally I have been asked to post the following for the Stitched video (of which I have no affiliation). It will be shown:
International Quilt Festival
8 a.m. Nov. 3
10:30 a.m. Nov. 5
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Also, in San Antonio.
1 p.m. August 6
Noon August 7
The Shops at Artisans Alley
555 Bitters Road
San Antonio, TX