Thursday, October 18, 2012

Celebrating life

Today was a celebration of life! After 5 days away from the studio due upper respiratory infection...(I quickly got a z-pac) I felt good to go today and was back...didn't do anything taxing...just socialized, had visitors that came with great vibes, and did a little dabbling on fabric...see...
A daughter of a friend I've know since elementary came to hang out with me today in the studio.  She is reviving her craft and art habits after graduating from college and facing a chronic health challenge.  She is a beautiful young woman and I felt honored that she shared her embroidery and jewelry that she makes and was interested in seeing who I make my cloth.  Art can heal and connect people, in turn creating a vibrant community, yes it can!

I should be in bed now, but I'm hyped...I could have just stayed at the studio all night and messed around.  Tomorrow I'm scheduled to be interviewed by a professor from UofL...she is doing a project of African American women artists in the state.  I don't know what to expect but I'm going to have fun!


6 comments:

  1. Another beautiful piece---and yes, given the time of your post---you should have been in bed! Take care!

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  2. You take care of yourself!!!!!! We do not any relapses. I am happy to hear you are on the mend and back in the studio, however.

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  3. What beautiful fabric. Who would have know you made this on the mend. Make more like this one. Take it slow and easy.

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  4. I'm glad your art and community help get you back on your feet! I'm sure, given what I see here, that it inspires lots of others as well. Have fun with the interview! BTW, not long after you changed the name of your blog, I heard a radio piece on The Chitlin' Circuit - it was fascinating - but I think a lot of people haven't heard of it, so that's one thing to include in your comments!

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  5. Thanks everyone. After I do this Good Folk Fest the first weekend in November, I'm going to begin coasting to get through winter. Not making any commitments, not meeting any deadlines...just slow and steady.

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  6. Dee, that place were my studio is located use to be a former meat processing company...slaughter 3000 hogs a day and 300 cattle...combined that with the culturally relevant Chitlin' Circuit that was the only way for African American Artists to make a living and the name is spot on!

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