This snapshot describes recent weeks in the studio perfectly: lots and lots of time spent at the sewing machine. I am crazy in love with free motion quilting! I especially enjoy quilting in circles and so since the muse seems particularly drawn to circles right now...round and round I go.
This also perfectly summarizes my focus as of late: after a long (and I mean really long) hiatus, Hand & Soul Studios will reopen in late May. After my wrist fusion in February 2008, I essentially shut down the career side of my art life. I've had a couple small art shows in the intervening years but otherwise, I've been completely focused on nurturing my health: mental, physical, emotional and so on. Ironically, in turning inward so intently, I realized a deep-seated desire to be more "outward" in my life. It is something I have to work pretty hard at because my comfort zone is in reclusion. But working at it I am and manifesting a career is part of moving out into the light.