Getting Started Again

I’m trying to get started again but I wasn’t kidding when I called this web log “irregular ramblings”. It’s so easy to shrug off and go on to the next item on “the list”.

I came across this writing in the introduction of Julia Andrus’s book, Paper Transformed. “Such is the power of art. It is about relationships. What begins as an act of self-expression becomes a revealing connection when shared with others. Art truly is a universal language and there are countless methods and mediums through which we can communicate.” Great quote and great book.

Last Septmber I wrote about the two murals I completed. The river floaters were painted for a parade float. The county fair mural greets fair goers in the exhibit building. It as great fun to hear that several groups of people had their pictures taken at the mural. I’ve since decided that I have some value enhancements I’d like to make.

From Fish to Quilt and Glass

Graduation was fun with a houseful of family and beautiful weather. The fish were a big hit, especially with the moms at the senior party! Some have migrated to my office and to other cubbies in the building!

Now I need to get my son’s graduation gift quilt finished for the Clearwater Quilters biannual quilt show next weekend. I also need to get my postcards finished up to participate in the ISGB (International Society of Glassbeadmakers) postcard project. I worked on the torch for a couple of hours today testing some new glass – until the oxygen tank ran out.
It’s fun to move from one project to the next with no downtime – really it is, I think.
Check out the final fish pictures below. I saved all the pieces – I have a plan to recycle them into ATC cards – later after the postcard and quilt!

Five fish close up.

Treasure chest at the bottom of the fish tank!

The whole “tank” – rocks, anenomes, seaweed, treasure and fish!