Played the piano at the dress rehearsal, made tacos and dough for gingerbread cookies, practiced piano with the girls and lost patience with all of them- am now going to quilt on my commission, Ned is watching Mash. Now he has gone up to bed. ‘You lazy dog’ he says to Rufus who is lying on the sofa. December 1991 journal entry.
This is now. 30 years later. On the wall in my town studio, the reverse side of Mended World, one of the 4 meditation panels I made with members of my community in 2011. Blocked and cleaned after world tour with Masterworks: Abstract and Geometric. There is a Marimekko print on the back of each panel - 90 inches square, they hang in a local church.
When I go into the town studio, I start by reading one of my old journals to set a mood and find my self. It astounds me how busy I was with the children, yet still did the art.