Just so you know I've been busy...but not necessarily taking care of business as it relates to quilting. I've been stalling and procrastinating blocking Cilium 2 that I'd like to submit to The Indelible Spirit show. Once I get it blocked and squared it will be smooth sailing to complete it.
What I've discovered is that when I come up on limitations due to space restraints I get into a postcard making grove. Probably has to do with getting back a sense of control of the process...I can control small. But now that I've gotten this out of my system...I'm going to block and square the piece next Wednesday or Thursday...school will be back in session for the kids and I'll enjoy time alone at home for a few more weeks at least.
The yellow one below is my favorite and the symbol is an Adinkra symbol that means house of peace. (Sonji might recognize the splattered fabric in the postcard at the top as one of her scraps she sent me.) But I selected this symbol because Cindy Sheehan's dedication has been on my mind as well as the nature of what peace really is about. Wouldn't it be interesting if we had a federal department of Peace and research universities poured billions of dollars into the study of peace. I think the problem is that we don't really have a working or cultural definition of what peace entails so it becomes the butt of jokes about tree huggers, etc. (mental leap coming but it really is connected) One of my favorite poets in a lecture requested us not to ask what are we willing to die for because there are those too willing and quick to kill you for it...instead he poses the question what are you willing to live for with every breath of your being. Answering this question is always one of process...it has changed and I expect it will continue to change...life is not static. I think the important thing is to have an answer at any given time versus not having a clue.
In other areas of living, I've been on the j-o-b though...this is the first time in history that I have completed shopping for school this early...school starts Tuesday here and I'm usually out the weekend before in the last minute madness but my problem is I'm just beginning...so a pat on the back for me!
On the health front I'll be having a broncoscopy on Tuesday. This has been attempted before about 15 years ago and the doctor was unsuccessful due to my gagging and coughing excessively while the procedure was going on. I'm hoping that this will yield some conclusive answers about just what is going on with me. Hangeth in,