Holy smokes…its been almost a month since I blogged! I have some really great excuses in honor of an old soul who once said what good are excuses if we do not use them?
As usual I have been immersed in the business of art-making instead of the art-making. One thing to my credit is when I am in the studio I am prolific. So much so that I worry a lot about what will happen with my work when I am no more. Talk about the ultimate control issue! My husband suggests it will not be my problem but rather my daughter’s. As one who has cleaned out homes of two others that is not a viable option.
So I continue to do a semi-annual cull of my studio passing along treasure from my stash to others at The Legacy. This regional thrift shop which benefits a senior center handles only arts and crafts supplies. It is a veritable treasure chest of goodies and the challenge always remains to deposit more there than what is brought back. Rumor has it a quilter/teacher/author stops in every Tuesday!
In the bag to go this time are several packets of HP postcard size print paper, some yardage I will never use, various small pieces of fabric that I can’t stomach, and yarn. I finally made peace with some yarn remnants I was knitting and ripping over and over again for 20+ years. It is time for a proper burial…into someone else’s stash!
Additionally we have been dealing with some hubby health issues. The jury is still out on the prognosis and so that makes for a bit more preoccupation than usual.
I believe as humans we are an addictive species. We all have addictions whether they be destructive or productive. We find ways to erase days, months and years from our life. It simply amazes and amuses me that I choose to spend so much of my precious time doing art-business when in reality I could be making art. Seemingly I enjoy one as much as the other so it is a fine balance. Or is that just another excuse?! I continue to be a work in progress.