Art and Fear...the book that has been recommended again and again...some AQ bloggers where reading it together a while back. Well, I picked it up yesterday while hanging out at B&N until it was time to take Mo to work. While reading it I can hear a very good sistah friend, Estella, say "its all process, one word at a time, one page at a time". She was referring to writing but when it comes to getting anything done, its all the same...it is all about process. I'm trying to absorb this book so I'm reading and re-reading and when I'm ready to comment, will do so at My Eyes Have Seen the Coming of the Word, my book blog.
Seamless Skin has lacked activity because my process just ain't and hasn't been working for me but I didn't want to bitch, moan, and complain unless I thought it would make me feel better and it wouldn't. Not really. I'm still piddling around...playing around with applique, test driving light weight sewing machines (the Janome Platinum Gem has my vote should I ever invest in a carry around machine), beading on fabric just for the heck of it, taking bubble baths, watching a lot of FSTV, DIY, HGTV Food Network, Public TV---it goes like this, I watch Democracy Now, BBC News, Charlie Rose and other liberal-minded documentaries and then not to stay so pissed off I turn it over to DIY, HGTV, and Food Network and delight Weekend Warriors, Design on a Dime, B. Original, Paula Deen, etc. Just call me an arm chair philosopher who can remodel a bathroom in 48 hours and then rush into the kitchen to prepare a seven course meal!!!! Its so obvious that the home/craft/cooking shows are geared toward selling; and pretty effectively I might add because I am desparately feeling the urge to buy a full cache of power tools!!!!
Part of my piddling resulted in discovering that Hobby Lobby carries Robert Kaufman Kona PFD! And with a 40% off coupon I paid 2.43 a yard. Unfortunately, the 2 stores here didn't have much on the bolts but I managed to get a little over 20 yards between them. I'm gonna piddle again tomorrow by looking at studio space at The Hop Scotch House...its a retreat space for Kentucky Women Artists that is about 10 minutes from where we live. I don't vibe with the space as much as I do at the Mount but I've never seen the visual art studio which is fairly new I think.
I think I need a cup of tea. Gonna sip from my new cup gifted to me by a friend...I'll have to share a photo of it very soon...it makes me sooo happy!