Marking the days, trying to strike a balance between engaging in the worldwide distress and owning our own moment in our own space.
Trying to capture the moment. Maybe cobble together a series of disjointed moments. So I can look back in a year or two and say, “Wasn’t that a time.” I’m … Continue reading Paranoia
I’m pushing myself to draw as another method of capturing my place in this historic moment. Inspiration came from the iconic Weatherbird, which has appeared on the pages of my … Continue reading Pandemic diary: 10,000 dead
I was planning to hurl myself into a new project. But instead I photographed a doodle from my notebook and played with it for an hour on Photoshop. Wine poured. … Continue reading a.k.a. Procrastination
2003. Age 55. I’d had a wonderful career evaluating quality and planning strategy for a large children and family organization. I became the “dangling woman”–comfort zone disappearing, transformation required. Jim … Continue reading Art Life Accountability
The November arctic blast means an early test of winter monastic mode. Textile project materials and supplies have migrated up from the ground floor studio and take over every surface. … Continue reading Project sprawl: a glorious mess
Yesterday. Nothing scheduled. How delightful. I bundle up for a walk as if it were Arctic winter outdoors, but it is only in the 40s. Hardening up to the cold … Continue reading Self-reflection: Tarot
When I turned 70 last year, I was full of determination to make a plan for “the next 30 years.” My journal is full of scribbled reflections on resolutions and … Continue reading Now what?
I want to live an enchanted art life. But real life (RL) interferes. Phone calls must be made. Bills, paid. Business emails, sent. Shit, arranged. I usually let these pile … Continue reading Permission to play
It’s crazy. Every impulse has me dashing from garden to computer to kitchen to copy stand. I always have work-in-progress on every surface, but summer expands the “surfaces” to include … Continue reading Summer Hyperactivity Disorder
I’m on Chapter 2 of The Library Book by Susan Orlean, the New Yorker writer of one of my very favorite books The Orchid Thief. She is describing the cataclysmic … Continue reading The Library
We admire people of lifelong passion–musicians, scientists, humanitarians, athletes. Nevermind that, up close, single-minded obsessives can be both unhappy and hard to live with. What is your passion? I’ve always … Continue reading Curiosity