Friday, January 17, 2020

Where to Begin?

It's been so long now, I hardly know at all where to begin

I guess I'll begin at the end, which always seems to turn around and be a beginning of it's own...

I haven't posted for such a long time as for the last half of 2019, and also most of the first half, I was working at least four days a week - ick, yuck, blah

So the end of that story is that I quit my job

and now it seems a new phase is beginning

one with more time for what matters to me

I'm finally getting a chance to do some things I've been wanting to do for a long time... getting caught up in online classes I've been taking, finishing old projects, tidying and re-organizing, doing a bit of designing

thinking about so many things

there are a million things I'd like to make and a roomful of things to make them with and I'm determined that nothing in there is too precious to use

yesterday I dipped in to some of my favourite papers and made a bit of. paper "collage" - kind of like paper "boro"

patched and stitched - this will get torn and patched again before it's done

vintage Japanese wood-block text - simply amazing

I'm hand-stitching this and it's taking time - but thankfully now time is what I've got

and so I'll leave this first post back as a short one, dipping my toe in

and if any of you who used to come here are still out there - I miss you and have thought of you often. And I hope all is well in your yard...

See you soon.