Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Entering Blogdom

I've known for a long time that I really need to have a blog. Wanting to put a picture of my 2007 Journal Quilt online plus recent changes in my life have prompted me to do so now.

The photo of my Journal Quilt on display in Houston this year is courtesy Linda T. Minton, Houston, TX, who was kind enough to take and send the above image of my JQ on display at Houston. This was a big deal for me, just to get it finished and to Houston this year (the final year of the Journal Quilt Project).

Finishing my sleeve in my tent studio at the campground where I lived for the first two weeks of my new job, with the sleeve instructions open on the laptop. I was determined to get this done and sent to Houston this year.

Since the end of August, after dealing with both my parents becoming ill and passing away within five weeks of each other this spring, dealing with a health crisis in in late July, immediately followed by ending the contract for my previous work position; I have changed jobs, packed and stored my belongings, moved to a new location for said job and will be soon moving into new accomodation where I plan to concentrate on working more on my art and developing Skyswept Designs into a viable business. Life is too short not to be doing what I need to do.

I hope to use this blog primarily to showcase my work as a mixed media and fibre artist, letting folks know what I am working on, seeking opinions as needed, and generally putting my journey along the way in creating my work online for others to see. My intentions are to be more serious about the work I do, the work I want to do and how I go about getting it done.

I hope you'll join me on my journey and visit often.


Julaine Lofquist-Birch said...

Welcome to the land of blog - we'll want to see and hear more from you..

Nikki said...

You have amazing dedication to get your journal quilt done in time for Houston. With everything you were going through many people would have given up. I'm very impressed with sewing in a tent studio and laundry room. I'm sure with that dedication you will be able to get your business profitable!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Holy Smokes! Sewing in a tent ... you are one determined lady! I'm so glad you got your JQ finished, and that I got to see it in person. You GO, Girl!