Deep Breath, Calm Down

Right now, things are chaotic. Everywhere you look, life is bad. Gas is so high, I have to think before I can go anywhere. I tried to get The Shepherd out on a short day trip. The answer was he has work to do. Of course, he does. And yes, I have things to do…

Chaos

This is the pile of hand-dyed scraps awaiting my attention in the studio/sewing room/junk room. My brain is swirling around because I HAVE SO MANY PROJECT IDEAS AND NO TIME AND I’M GETTING HYSTERICAL. Instead of going off and hiding in my room, you can usually find me hanging around with The Shepherd – I…

Mercury Backwards ………….

It’s cold. I know it will warm up again, but not much and not for long. My tomatoes will either get ripe, or not.  In case you think you’re losing your mind, you’re not. Mercury went retrograde (this makes no sense but it only LOOKS like it’s going backward and it does this several times…

On the Subject of Creativity …………..

I have a bit of a problem. See, The Shepherd decided we need a new wood stove. I agree 100% and in fact it is almost ready to hook up. I’m hoping it will take him a few more days because I KNOW HE WILL GO GET WOOD AND MAKE A FIRE. And it is…

Cleaning House – Well, Part of the House

I am only posting that picture in order to shame myself into organizing (cleaning) my sewing room, a/k/a studio. I have a problem with the word studio. It sounds like I’m a productive artist person – which tickles my guilt bone – because I SHOULD BE A PRODUCTIVE ARTIST PERSON and instead I am a…

Mercury Retrograde and Being a Pain

I like doing this stuff, you know. Messing with colors, sprinkling on dyes and saturating the cloth with soda ash …………….. waiting FOREVER to see what it looks like – I love it. Then I like actually DOING something with the fabric. I’ve been on a garment sewing kick since 2008 when I bought my…

Just Being Here Now

Being where I am, and not being where I’m not – that’s my recipe for living. You could call it mindfulness, total meditation or Zen. Whatever you call it, for me it is the only way I can function. And it isn’t easy, paying attention. It doesn’t matter whether I’m depressed, angry, ecstatically happy or…

Ridding the World of Evil

Where DOES evil come from? You can’t look anywhere in our society today and not feel the palpable, boiling, nasty, disgusting, horrendous, obnoxious EVIL that has overtaken it. When did human decency disappear? Why? I spend most of my time ignoring this world-confusion. I see it as an optical illusion, a chimera, not at all…

Rise Up

What the FUCK is going on with this country? When did our society start to implode? Right now, we have hit critical mass. There is no going back, only forward. I’ve been asking myself since 1991 what has happened to the decent country I grew up in. When did it become okay to trash talk…