time to go

10 inches high x 8 inches wide

Packed and going. I have all that I need along with some things given by others, things I have no use for, but don't argue against too loudly. They mean well, those who give.


breaking traditions

Every year at about this time, the American Sewing Expo does its thing in Michigan. And a most remarkable woman, Lynn Krawczyk, curates an exhibit of art quilts on some theme. This year's theme was With One Voice. We each made a 12 inch x 12 inch block that somehow showed something good in the world. The image above is the entire set of blocks. My entry is in the second column from the left, third from the bottom. I suggest that you all take a look at the online catalog of each person's work and her thinking behind it.

This group of pieces will be traveling around, so go see it, if you can:
Fabrications Retreat
Garland Resort
Lewiston, Michigan
October 7 - 10, 2008

Carnegie Center for the Arts
Three Rivers Michigan
November 9 - December 20, 2008

212 Arts Center
Saline, Michigan
July 1 - 31, 2009

Siouxland Samplers Quilt Guild
Siouxland City Convention Center
Sioux City, IA
September 19 - 20, 2009


back to kane mountain

A view of the actual tower from the other weekend, courtesy of my hiking partner.


do something

10 inches high x 8 inches wide

Clique, clack; chitter, chatter.
All we ever do is talk.


from kane mountain

A short walk up Kane Mountain near Caroga Lake, New York, yields this view from the top of the firetower that is still standing healthily there.


no reason

Contrarian Fate
10 inches high x 8 inches wide

Illustration Friday word: island. This is how it went: island, alone, swim to shore, what goes around comes around, contrarian fate. Nothing happens for the best—it just happens; not expected and separate from desire. Nothing happens for the worst, either—it just happens.


cluttering rocks

Listen carefully, and you will hear the rocks moving, rearranging their clutter (see Illustration Friday).


what will we remember

This Was
10 inches high x 8 inches wide

Illustration Friday wanted memories this week. I want to know what we will remember, not what we remember now, because that is how we might make a good future.