quick book

I was having a frustrating time doing computer work, then painting assignments from Liz Steel’s Foundations class run-through. Relief came with this simple one page folded pocket accordion book. I used a flimsy piece...

pita threads and moon medallions

These threads are a pain in the ass to stitch with. They get all balled up, repel each other when doubled, become inexplicably longer on one side, tangle for no good reason. They refuse...

home for my edges

I made a rough list of pending projects. One that seemed especially urgent was creating containers or caddies for supplies. On Friday, my fiber friend turned over my 1/8″ metal “edge” or rule, using...

weaving journey

I bought a journey loom from Sue Merrill soon after I moved to Maine. Then it languished in the art room because I had much else to do, and I really needed some help...

doing nothing in nola

Love this writer: Jenny Odell In her how to do nothing article, she writes about Mierle Laderman Ukeles, whose Maintenance Manifesto, 1969 is familiar to me from earlier aimless Internet browsing. We bicycled past a...

2019

Yes, it’s a new year. I feel unsettled. Still cloudy-minded, striving for what, I don’t know. To recapture what can’t be recaptured, to move to an imagined place of deeper meaning. Still making. It’s...

Germaine Wells, Mardi Gras queen

We heard there was a museum upstairs at Arnaud’s on Bienville Street in New Orleans. The restaurant and bar were closed, but the hostess readily brought us upstairs to take a look. Spectacular costumes...