Thursday, June 16, 2005
It's been a busy week, and I haven't had much time for art in my work room. I did tidy most of the fabric storage and work on some handmade cards. Lisa has suggested a potpourri of "play time" ideas to get the creative juices flowing, so I am going to pull out the PFD and paints and get going. I have several books on the shelf on creating surface design, and I have ordered Jane Dunnewold's "Complex Cloth" as well, so I will have plenty to start with. I also ordered the Quilt National 2005 book, so when that gets here, I will enjoy absorbing those inspiring images with morning coffee (or maybe evening herbal tea.)
Tomorrow is going to be REALLY busy again. After work, I am going out to dinner with DH and some of the family, then I will drop them all off at the airport. Some of the others have already left or will be meeting there. There is a family reunion that my father-in-law really wants to take part in, and all his children are going. They will meet long lost cousins etc, and have a weekend full of activities. Spouses are invited, but I am not going this time since it will be a very fast trip and I don't expect to take any time off work this month. The really good part in all this is that I plan to spend Saturday by myself in my studio, and my resolution is to ignore everything else and focus on making some art (or at least some great fabric).
I am hoping we are finished with earthquakes for a while. There was another one today up in San Bernadino county, and that makes 3 here in California within a week. At least there has been no real harm done, but it keeps us a little on edge to have so many in such a short time. Fortunately, the emergency supplies of food and water are up to date, and we are in pretty good shape as far as having things secured.