Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Couple of Details

Why am I not smart enough to post these in the proper order? Blogger malfunction by operator. Anyway, thought you might like to see a couple of detail shots.
The other good news is I am finally getting over my exhaustion from the January, February and March teaching schedule. Home until the 26th and then off to Empty Spools at Asilomar. I had, of course, great plans of cleaning the house...gaack...but instead have been taking solace in working.....actually I am beginning to like the matte finish that dust creates....think about it.
You know if I wasn' t obsessive/complusive about making art, I would have a really clean house. After all you have to channel that energy somewhere.....however, I fear it would in buying shoes.
When I look back at my life, I am often still catching my breath at what has happened and what is still out there. You just never know where one step will lead but you just gotta take it. I will never be a "known" painter as I am a "known" quiltmaker but who cares.....this is fun, exciting and giving me great ideas about future quilts. Okay, I am blathering now...just wanted to assure Casa del Swain is still in a total mess and I am very happy about that. Cleaning is highly over-rated.....and with the avian pandemic on its way...sweet Ronnie calls it the Revenge of the Chickens....I figure the more germs I am exposed to the better my immune system to fight off the little critters.....how's that for a huge rationalization of a truly serious issue? Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Ah, isn't it great to create stuff? Not like real work at all! Get that energy flowing while you're home, and forget the cleaning.

Shirley in New Zealand

mary m. said...

I prefer the matte finish myself and building up my immune system. We're going to live a long time!

Seriously, your painting is beautiful. I am inspired by your talent, energy and determination

Sarah Ann Smith said...

My favorite take on dust came from some e-list I'm on:

I'll be buried under 6 feet of dust...I'll deal with it then!

Cheers, Sarah

Gerrie said...

My mother had that attitude about dust and I inherited it! Just keep making art!

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