Coffee in hand, reassess the day's start and direction. School for a couple hours, house stuff that needs doing, studio organizing, and then off to a concert tonight. Poptone bangs into the Middle East Cafe tonight! Daniel Ash and Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus...magical evening ahead. Kevin's daughter Diva Dompe is on bass, and is no slouch when it comes to fuzzing it out on the Bauhaus tunes like her uncle, David J., did. Tonight I cry mercy and have elected to arrange for handicap seats as I can't stand for a show without misery (learned that the last time!) Let the kids have the front lol. They should be there to see these iconic figures. Truly iconic and still going strong.
I completed the first quilted and embellished piece from the collection of fabrics I made at Mass Art a couple summers ago. It was a doozy -- very challenging to bead. The multitude of digital layers needed untangling with hand embellishment, and while I could go a little further with it, I think the spaces left alone need to be that way. Shapes that were in front seem to move to the back and vise-versa. I loved working on it but am not sure about the final product just yet. Takes time, and I have to live with it for a bit. Edges still need finishing (to bead or not to bead...that is the next question.) Making art is like assembling puzzles...but you make all the pieces yourself, and decide which ones to use.
Today I have about a hundred bead cups to put away and reset the creative clocks to begin the summer art coursework I've planned. Am excited to be challenged by an outside source for motivation and direction. School of Stitched Textiles in the UK is providing such an opportunity. I want my sewing space to be organized and ready to go. The best things about summer: getting to spend so much time with my fur and feathered kids, and to "go deep" with art that stays in the periphery during the school year. Off we go!