Thursday, September 22, 2011

Works in Progress

I was listening to NPR last week and listened to an interview with acclaimed author, John Edgar Wideman.  He said something that really made me think: a work in progress is not a waste of time, he said.  Rather, a work in progress is a privilege.

I have tended to look at works in progress as something hanging over my head that I must finish.  Considering Mr. Wideman's statement, however, perhaps a work in progress is a reminder that I have been given a gift and that the work is a manifestation of that gift.  That not using it would be the true waste.  That every time I create something, I am saying thank you.

I am back to work.  Thank you.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sometimes, It's the Little Things

This summer started out with preparations for the New York Doll Show.  I had so much to do, and I felt like I was sewing every waking minute.  Then it was over and I asked myself, "What next?"  But it was summer, the kids were going to visit my mother in Michigan, and I decided I needed a little down time.  Which turned into a lot of down time.

I thought a lot of thoughts during that time.  I just didn't sew a lot of ...sews? Just to get back into the swing of things, I made a few postcards.

They were a good warm-up and I'm almost ready to answer the question: "What next?"