These old hand stitching tools remind me that life is too short to be on the computer all the time.
"Getting older is one of the best things that can happen to a person......see how lucky you're becoming?"
It's not to late to sign up as a test quilter for the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters.
I sliced them up -- so juicy and delicious! Happy end of summer to all of you. Savor these last days!
This rainbow of fabric reminds me of the lengthening and shortening of days. Happy Summer Solstice and a season full of fun and creativity.
Through her daily living she translated the importance of slowing down, and rejoicing in the simple pleasures of craft and relationships.
The most valuable thing I learn from students, is how they meet and overcome the internal challenges arising from the improvisational process.
This is the first time I've ever attended a national quilt expo --in the 20 years I've been making quilts.
Five things you may not know about me...
I have a new camera! YAY! I love it. Here are a few stills from my studio today, taken with my new Nikon D5100 and a 35mm macro lens.
I was chosen to receive the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant! That's $25K! But it's so much more than the money.
Whoever wins this prize will be attending my Modern Block Improv workshop with a friend at QuiltCon.
Thanks to everyone who joined the giveaway. I loved finding out where all of you live...
Passing along the bounty of community. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is comment with the city, state, country in which you live.
I took this photo with the Instagram app on my new Android smart phone.
I LOVE this new app. I'm sure some of you have already discovered it. I can take photos on the go and assign a filter that fits the context, mood or 'story' of the image. My phone camera doesn't take fantastic pictures so Instagram is a great tool for creating better images on the fly.
By using my phone camera with Instagram, I hope to post more photos, more frequently, of my neighborhood, and the people and places I come into contact with on a daily basis.
I'm curious to hear if anyone else uses Instagram. What do you like best about it and how do you use it as tool on your blog or elsewhere?
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Picking up yet another group of loose threads this week by finally visiting some of my favorite blogs.
Each of these women are so amazing - each in their own unique way - and here they were like four volumes of wisdom caring for me, feeding me, celebrating with me.
I've heard that when you view the Milky Way with binoculars, the milky part will distinguish itself into stars.
Last Sunday I attended WordCamp San Francisco, and learned about all things WordPress and more. One of the speakers was Heather Gold talking about tummeling and social media. I got to speak with her after wards during happy hour and asked about Twitter, because I can't seem to figure out how to use it effectively.
She said I should tweet 10 times a day for 3 weeks!
Wow - that's a challenge I've decided to take, but not everyday. I'm not plugged into my smart phone 24/7... I don't even have a smart phone! YET! Instead I've decided to TWEET during studio sessions. I often have short thoughts and snip-its of discovery while I'm improvising and creating my quilts. Twitter seems like a great vehicle for documenting this and putting out the call to other crafty chicas!
So take a peak at my sidebar or follow me on twitter @daintytime for real time studio feeds.
Who else out there tweets? Let me know so that I can follow you!
SOOOOO Here I am FINALLY sitting in front of my computer on Sunday morning, catching up on the blog. It's a fog blanketed morning in the Bay Area. Perfect weather for settling in with a cup of tea and my flash drives.
You can see that I have an interesting new project on the wall behind me. And isn't this just a lovely picture of my studio?
I am so THANKFUL to finally have my own live/work space. However life here is not perfect. There are trade offs. More on this later...