24 June 2011


So, my really rather new laptop needs serious tech support and I'm not going to be able to get that done for a few weeks because I'm going to be camping in Canada then sashaying around Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City and then various parts of Maine.

I have other gadgets with me that will let me read blogs and look at flickr, but as far as me posting anything?  I think that's not going to happen until I've reached Burlington Vermont, where I'm staying for a bit.  Basically, July 15th at the earliest.  Sad.

Oh well, hopefully when I come back, I'll have photos of moose.  I'm dying to see one in person.

And maybe I'll have some more cathedral windows.

Good ol' hand-sewing project!

as far as I got

In the meantime, if you need something to chew on, chew on this:
"My father’s an artist and I remember talking to him about wanting to be an artist and saying to him if I can do art that changes people over time, shows them something for a second or a minute, changes their mind about something, that would be really worthwhile."  --Phil Toledano  via The 99 Percent.

I don't like the distinction that craft produces "useful" objects and art produces "not useful"and I love this sentiment about the use of art...to change people, to show them something, to open them up and get them thinking.


  1. love your cathedral windows!
    At art academy one of my teacher's liked to say 'art is like the sand in your swimsuit it needs to chafe a little'

  2. An excellent place to see moose in Maine is just outside the town of Rangeley. The moose feed in the bog in the early morning & at dusk. Just ask a the local diner...Fabulous moose & you can (but shouldn't) get fairly close to them. Enjoy you holiday!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful leg of your trip. Have fun with the cathedral windows!

  4. Have a great time! Too bad TO is so far away...

  5. oh I love cathedrals! What fabric is that sketchy lined one? I've never seen it before and I really have the desire to color it with sharpies! :) Have a great trip!

  6. I love that quote!! It's kind of exciting. :) (I actually ended up blogging about it here: from blank pages... And I love your fabric that you are using. I can't wait to see how they turn out! :) Thanks!


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