Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Artist Way: week 11 check-in

Last week, I did morning pages 5 of 7 days. I have suggested the practice to a couple of colleagues as a way of starting the day centered in the midst of too much going on at the office.

For my Artist Date, I spent a morning in my sewing room, truly playing with two ideas: the Illustration Friday topic of the week (chair) and Ami Simms' Art Quilt Initiative. The result is this start on a journal-sized quilt which, if it turns out well, will be donated for Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts.

Synchronicity is alive and well and even following me into the office on a regular basis. My project has become very interrupt driven--I'm being bombarded with phone calls and email messages from a large cast of characters and yet, I continue to be surprised by how often I'll pick up the phone to call someone who is calling me or I'll be in the middle of responding to an email message and the person I'm mailing will call. On the home front, I was home in bed with a cold one day last week. I took advantage of being home during daylight hours and ventured out briefly in the afternoon to take a photo to use as the basis for the design for my February Journal Quilt. While I was out, I popped in next door, where I met a friend of my neighbor who is on the brink of moving to Santa Fe, a place I believe could be my next home. She was also talking about a very innovative business program that she recently completed that actually sounded very interesting to me; it's very innovative out-of-the-box stuff. So now you know--I'm not just a quilt class junkie ... I love to learn and this could be my next learning adventure.

7 comments:

Suze said...

oooh...sounds exciting! I looooove learning adventures.
Your chair piece looks very interesting...good for you for getting involved with the Alzheimer's project.

Jane Ann said...

As usual, I love what you've done--love the design, love the color choices. More about Sante Fe--what kind of business "program"--software?

sophie said...

Business program as in degree program at a local college--classes not software.

Hilda said...

Hey Sophie,
I'm only going to be 80 miles from Santa Fe! And as you know out west, and in NM in particular, that's close. Right now we are 80 mi. from Clovis, our closest shopping, which is not nearly the city Santa Fe is.

cathy said...

Good luck on your next learning adventure. I was only in New Mexico for a week's vacation, but I just loved it. I briefly checked the Ami Simms website. I'll check it out further later today or tomorrow. What a great cause to give your time and talent to.

Pat/SWquilter said...

Ah Santa Fe, one of my favorite places on earth! If you decide to move this direction, let's get together to explore - I never get tired of northern NM!

Rian said...

Santa Fe~ could be a good move! It's beautiful country there and lots of art to stimutate your inner artist. Sounds like a fine adventure.

Love the chairs!

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