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Live2Dye Blog · 2W ago

reflections on completion…

As I round the corner on the final lap of Defining Moments, a three year series, I seem to be experiencing a wealth of emotion!  I am so pleased with myself that I’ve nearly met this self-im...
Live2Dye Blog · 1M ago

what I learned on my summer vacation…

We chose the perfect week to take an Alaska cruise as it was hotter than hell in the SF Bay Area the first week of September. We were instead basking in the autumnal glow of the Inside Passa...
Live2Dye Blog · 1M ago

aging and ageism…

Today while hand-stitching down facings on new work I decided to listen to some TED talks I had saved. What a revelation! Ok, so I am late to the party. Being a visually oriented person I ha...
Live2Dye Blog · 2M 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 · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 4M 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 · 4M 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 · 5M 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 · 5M 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...