I've been thinking a lot about this blog and our website lately. Obviously I haven't gotten any further than thinking - my last post was almost six months ago. I've been considering what to do with them. What do I have to share? What might you be interested in seeing? I hope if you have suggestions, you'll share them in a comment or an email. I am definitely interested in your ideas.
Now that I have been working on bigger projects and am not doing art fairs any more, it's not very often that I have something I feel an urgent need to share. Today is an exception. I'll get to that in a minute. First, here are a couple of ideas I've been considering about reorganizing/redoing the website and blog:
In the meanwhile, here's what I have been working on.
I've gotten faster. This one took 6 months, not 9. I got a little less carried away with the embroidery. Plus I had lots of time to work on it when I was supervising Tyler's school. (Thankfully he's been able to go back to school. It makes me so happy to see how he's blossomed now that he's around other children his age.)
The quilt is an archive in itself. Sonja created all the center square fabrics as she tried out and demonstrated various fabric dyeing and painting techniques. The rest of the fabrics are mostly ones we've collected at various shows we've been to over the years. I hope that as she looks at it each day she'll have fond memories of the time we've spent together making art.
Next it's my son's turn. I've gotten a start. I'll make that the focus of the "In Progress" blog or web page once I decide what to do (and get photographs of the pieces already finished).
Mother & daughter, Ann Lee & Sonja Lee-Austin share their joys and struggles in their art and lives.