Wednesday, June 5, 2019

basket full of cloth

I emptied a basket of cotton cloth
It took me a week,
I pinned the cloth to the wall and looked at it while I rode my stationary bike.
The first couple of wall-fulls were not photographed.
I am inspired to make some quilt tops from these cloths.
they have been saved for years.

Watch this wall xo

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

like it can touch you back

Any material that has any kind of intelligence is kind of like a battery.  If you spend enough time with it, you can charge it.
Fabric, laundry, has that charge because we rub up against it so often.
The investment - intellectually, conceptually, materially, temporally - makes the artwork feel charged like it can touch you back.
Or when you look at it, it can look back.
It's magical when it happens.                            Abbas Akhavan 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

creativity is a habit

Wolfgang's first good fortune was to have a father who was a composer and a virtuoso and recognized ability in his son. 
Nobody worked harder than Mozart.
"People err who think my art comes easily to me.  I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I"  W.A. Mozart

His so-called genius, his discipline and work ethic were its equal.    Twyla Tharp

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

heart of hearts

Dear Heart
What do you want?
Do you want to be loved?  Touched?  Cared for?  Of course.
Do you want to be more independent?  stronger?  Braver?  Yes.
Which do you want more?

(journal entry from May 10)

Saturday, May 11, 2019


the caress
is an awakening to a touching between us.
It is a gesture that is at the same time
an act, an intention, an emotion.
Luce Irigaray