|Acrylics and vintage papers on canvas panel, 12x12 inches|
I've read a lot of books recently ~ another in the Lynley series, another of John Harvey's, another of Joseph Finders. The standout book was The Years by Nicholas Delbanco. I read that one over the weekend and was really moved by it.
Even though I have no idea when I will be making that "final" move, and even though it might be a couple years or more, I have begun to tidy up things around the house. Little by little I've been taking down decorative stuff, cleaning it up really well (because everything in my home is horribly dusty), and packing it away. I'm liking having less stuff around me, although I've hardly made a dent. It's refreshing to see white spaces on the walls.
And little by little I am loosening my hold on artworks I made years ago, especially art quilts. I've had my quilts somewhat organized by category ~ a) okay to sell/donate; b) sell/donate later; c) definite keepers. I've very slowly been selling off pieces from the first category over the last couple years, as well as donating work annually to my favorite local animal welfare organizations. Recently I've moved into the second category.
I was invited to participate in the 7th annual Artists of the Emerald Coast this coming Saturday in southern Humboldt (an afternoon-evening art, wine, hors d'oeuvres and music affair), and mostly I'll be taking art quilts from my "sell/donate later" category. Later is now.
Have a good week. xx