Philosophical ideas

Paint envy – no, seriously, isn’t that a thing?

I envy painters. They can create any color their little hearts desire. They can create any texture their little hearts desire. The sky’s the limit.  In fact, the entire universe is at their disposal, in terms of what they can lay down in paint. I have fabric.  Granted, I have lots of fabric.  Boatloads, in…

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A little yellow goes a long way, in quilting.

One of the first lessons I got on color use in quilting was “a little yellow goes a long way”. Just as the sun is too bright for us to gaze upon, a piece of yellow fabric has more wattage than you would think, in a design.  It will leap forward enthusiastically, almost promiscuously, and…

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Downsizing my mom, downsizing myself

   Sunshine Batik, 18″ wide x 26″ long.    As our lives change, we move in lock-step with our parents.  In October, my mom was moved to a new facility, with a spacious room, but with the request to only have one or two knickknacks, and nothing valuable.  In November, my sister and I looked…

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