Observations on life & art and the inspirations I see around me

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Memories & Good Karma

I am thinking about connections, continuity, and influences - who & what touches each of us and how we touch others.

This beautiful young mother-to-be is the daughter of my friend of 50+ years, Kathy. The quilt over the crib is the one I made in 1979 when she was born. Now I am honored that my handwork is getting a 2nd life.  We're all excitedly waiting to welcome her new little one into a circle of love.

As I write this I'm watching Carol King and James Taylor on PBS; he just sang "Sweet Baby James" & "You've got a Friend".  Their music was a big part of my youth and still sounds good to me. 

Despite a rough start and nasty headache this morning, I gathered myself up and made it to Studio Group - better late than never.  Each of these gatherings is important to me; I'm going to miss these wonderful ladies when I can't be with them on a regular basis. I believe our connection will last across geography. Three of us are moving soon: Karen to Seattle, Deborah to Annapolis, and me to central Texas.  I want to believe that we'll spread the magic so to speak.  Today was a UFO day with each of us doing our own thing.  I'm working to finish a crocheted afghan for friends of Elliott & Celeste.  Their baby has arrived early and thankfully healthy. I hope the afghan will give them joy.  Flo brought 2 beautiful books to share today on Martha Mood.  Flo studied with Martha in the 60's & 70's.  Martha was a prolific artist & teacher and had a strong influence on Fiber Art not only in Texas but across the US.  I never studied directly with her but definitely felt her influence. This is another reminder that generosity of spirit has a long life.

1 comment:

Gerrie said...

I had to laugh because that is definitely a 70s quilt!! Love it.