Saturday, September 13, 2014

The old LE JARDIN quilt

This sits on a couch near where I work, folded over I could just gaze on & off in my painting breaks to the flowers & just the way it looked. 
 I thought it is rather lovely in the strong base design....
being of the ego minded LOL
I have a very hard inner critic
 It has the freshness in the fabrics chosen of spring...
I designed this also while living in Cohuna...2nd time...!
As they said in Something More by Sara Ban Breathnach 
 I was repotting my life..
Of which I a doing now...
Not sure what size pot or the colour to suit me... or where it will be set down...
To face the morning sun is to be sure....
 A little red was added for strength....
I love that strength in colour that draws one's eye away from any overall blunders to be pleasing overall..
to let one settle on a piece to gaze & day dream..ponder..
 These were the other bits...
I can sew to my friends...
....it is just... I don't like the discipline that sometimes carries over in different times of this business....
painting is freer for me... 
the colours glide over whatever I am doing....
I am of course more confident with the brush because I paint most every day & have done for over 20 years now...
My business ventures began in the early 90's 
So I am not new to the view, 
ut the view constantly changes...
What I get a huge buzz from is the art and creativity of doing business
The days when it all works...
the days when I can weep over things gone array...
overwhelmed to catch the last gasp of natural light as the work accummulates
the days I punch the air ... unobserved I might say..when something works 
or
a fab opportunity arrives unexpectantly


Chance is always a constant travelling friend of mine
as is being morally fair...
I was never raised in an actual christian faith but heck I have some good ethics & morals that are not always displayed by some who have been educated in this field...
I thank & at times curse the faith of my Irish quaker great grandmother Dorothea..
She sure passed that on down the line.
  
&
to think my mother & her siblings were forced to read nothing but the bible on Sundays & attend church twice a day...
No knitting... no makeup...no dancing...
So where did I come from ??? LOL