Friday, December 23, 2011

I absolutely do

spinach pasta, made this morning for tonight's dinner, by Asan, Grace's partner yesterday, I went into my studio to get stuff for the circle project day it seemed as if I was glimpsing another era I saw the wool fabrics dyed with golden rod just last month folded on the table. They were so distant, remembered faintly. I AM in the present moment for my family. I do devote my energy to them so that things run smoothly. I love having my kids and my grand boys near me. I absolutely do.

But still, I am surprised by how that 'artist' part of me is so far away. Across a wide river.


  1. Anonymous12:23 am

    i feel schizophrenic going back and forth, not just for quilting/art, but reading, attempting to study.

    love the homemade spinach pasta. what wonderful fuel you'll have when you return.

    blessings of the season
    love to you and your precious family.

  2. I'm preparing to leave for two weeks tomorrow at 4Pm--stuff strewn out over every surface--Just changed my Header at the blog and set it so comments can come in without moderation (won't be able to respond since I'll likely be without the internet there-hoping no strange do-badders stumble in). Also prepared three posts to drop in automatically at strategic moments while I'm gone. I'll miss following favorites like you--struck by "I am my family's present moment"--that's such a fine thought. The artist will not suffer any damage from such a deep, delicious respite. Wishing thee and thine the finest time together, and kind fortunes in the new year.

  3. Enjoy having your family with you and all of the joys that brings. They are so precious and deserve all of us at this special time.
    Wishing you and your family peace and goodwill at Christmas and always.

    Jacky xox

  4. Happy holidays and best wishes for a peaceful and creative 2012 and as soon as this is over the artist will break free again.

  5. indeed... enjoy being in the moment, those moments are precious too.

  6. this year i have the luxury of being sans family commitments. i am missing that, but also secretly loving the selfishness of studio access.

  7. judy, many happy hours of warm family gathering and cheer...enjoy this season of joy with the tall, short and the small...and joyous new skeins of thread to unravel in the coming year

  8. The spinach pasta photo is gorgeous-- at first I thought it was one of your lovely textiles.

    I wish you and your family a blesses Christmas! xxoo K

  9. It may seem strange but I think that the artistic side or better the energy and this driving feeling is away if one is happy. Just content and happy being with the family, there is no need for anything else and also maybe no place and time to go deeper into the human nature. But also this gives a lot of energy to start again with the own work. Not to lose oneself, to keep going, thinking, creating and reflecting... All of this, every single point, is really consuming and how to survive this without the moments, which are just full and perfect like they are? :)


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