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Live2Dye Blog · 2W ago

knowing when to stop…

Knowing when to stop could apply to a lot of things in life. When to stop eating sugar, when to stop obsessing about your way too short haircut, when to stop expectations for others’ behavio...
Live2Dye Blog · 4W ago

busy is as busy does…

It seems as if I have been working on #20 forever.  I have been hand stitching screen-printed letters as the final layer. In some places I am stitching through 4 or 5 layers of cloth, which ...
Live2Dye Blog · 1M ago

lack of sleep…

After several weeks of contemplative staring at the wall, I am hard at work on no. 20 in this Defining Moments series. This one is about the harried years and my biggest challenge again was ...
Live2Dye Blog · 2M ago

this and that…

I got into the pool the other day. So how is this earth shaking news?  I used to swim all the time, at least three days a week for nearly 20 years. Then in 2014-16 I had this inexplicable we...
Live2Dye Blog · 2M ago

my Quilt National 17 experience…

I have just returned from a quick weekend trip to OH for the opening of the 20th biennial exhibit of Quilt National. My work Defining Moments 12: NO Means NO was juried into this prestigious...
Live2Dye Blog · 3M ago

peeling the onion, in reverse…

I have often heard it said that getting to know someone is like peeling an onion. My new style of working is more like peeling the onion, in reverse. It is a layering process. Ever since I s...
Live2Dye Blog · 4M ago

on aging…

The end goal for finishing the Defining Moments series of 25 pieces is my 70th birthday. Since I am now working on no.19 one could surmise that 70 is approaching. Yes, indeed this is the yea...
Live2Dye Blog · 4M ago

another defining moment…

I just finished and photographed no. 17 and 18 in the series. With a total of 25 to do the light is at the end of tunnel, for which I have mixed emotions. This series like life has had its u...
Live2Dye Blog · 5M ago

on dream machines…

  Right after my blog post about the rationalization of why I should not buy a mid-arm machine, I decided to buy one! Two things suddenly occurred to me. One, the idea kept resurfacing while...
Live2Dye Blog · 5M ago

the muse is keeping me awake…

Anyone who makes art knows how exasperating the muse can be. There are times when she has entirely left the brain, the building and the planet and try as we might we cannot ‘rouse her, no ma...