a Gratitude Journal helps create a beautiful
focus and frame! What a personal gift!
"According to a study by researchers
from the University of Minnesota and
the University of Florida, having participants
write down a list of positive events
at the close of a day - and why the
events made them happy - lowered their
self-reported stress levels and gave
them a greater sense of calm at night."
Register for the Cafe's "Gratitude
Convention of makers offered by Bloominglabs,
Bloomington, Indiana's maker group.
This was the fourth year and it was
wonderful! I love the energy of all
the tech and non-tech alike!
June 25th from 12-6. At
Shades of Summer you fill
find local art vendors, live
music, local beer, live art
demos, and local food and
drink vendors. Free. 1607
South Rogers Street.
will be there demonstrating
a book arts technique or a
braiding technique and hope
to see some old familiar faces!
Comfort will have a small
selection of Downstream, the
2016 tea! Also other teas,
seasonings, a few new dips
and of course Wheat Ale ,
Dragonberry, Komodo Dragonberry
beer jellies and more!
I showed you square weave
pleats in paper and fabric!
It is possible I will have
a few reversable fabric squares
available for purchase.
of the things pictured here will
be available at Shades of Summer.
Everything in this picture is art
or craft that is either from something
upcycled, repurposed or reimagined!
The framed botanical leaf prints
are of Autumn Olive an invasive
species. The purple circle paper
I made from cast away office and
reading of Birds
of a Feather
chapbook by Five Women Poets
generated nearly $500 for Wild Care
of Bloomington! We were all wonderfully
surprised and appreciative of everyone
present. We have a few left.
April 30, 2016
On the 14th of
May, there will be a reading of Birds
of a Feather by Five Women Poets!
Proceeds for sales during the launch will
Care of Bloomington, Indiana.
Here for Chap Book Release Information
too me a little while, but I finally can
make this wonderful Square Weave (pleat)
from tesselation pattern designer Eric Gjerde!
It works well on fabric too (see below)!
I really enjoy how the front and reverse
are so very different!
Square Weave in cotton fabric,
cloth pattern made with rice paste.
had a wonderful BLOOM Artist Showcase event
in the Bloomington, IN Convention Center.
It has been a very busy time working on
the forthcoming 5 Women Poet's chapbook
Birds of a Feather, restructuring Peace
Words, which was originally an open book
into a bound form so it can be cataloged.
Then there is the Quilter's Comfort. So
much time keeping web things up to date
and really not yet getting everything to
be fresh and present.
week, I published the first Local
Food News update in more than a year
and it has a lot of local food info, including
an interview with Executive Chef Padraig
Cullen, Processing Pears by Glenda Breeden,
local shout outs, and other food news of
regional and global interest. And yes, links
to amazing heirloom food resources! Other
pages of Local
Food are also being updated.
have been on an amazing taste journey crafting
Bear Kisses Chocolate Raspberry Stout Beer
Jam made with local Upland Teddy Bear Kisses
and 100% cacao chocolate and fresh red raspberries!
Luscious, smoothe and very chocolately.
The darker beers make a great pairing with
chocolate and fruit.
on completing a few book arts projects that
have been loling about for a number of years.
this weather and life!
I hope that you have been having
enjoyable experiences since my last note to
you. It is beginning to feel like autumn with
cool mornings and summer ripening flowers
I am settling into the newness that follows
any move and I am taking appointments for
Vibrational Wellness Services (Reiki, Reconnective
Healing, Contemplative Folding, etc.). Call
and leave a message and I will get with you
as soon as possible.
Along with settling in to
my new "Herb Cave", I have been
preparing for the third annual MAKEVENTION
this Saturday, August 29th in the Convention
Center, 10AM to 4PM.
I am excitedly looking forward
to once again seeing and experiencing a wide
spectrum of "Makers" from the Bloomington
I will have Quilter's
Comfort products for purchase, including
" Rose Hip Jelly, Coffee Jam and Elderberry
If you are a fan of my Beer Jelly, Black Ruby,
or any of the herbal wine or coffee jellies,
you can special order these jellies and make
arrangements free of shipping charges (Bloomington)
or see me at Holiday Market in November, in
the Convention Center.
" L.A.O.'s Certified Organic Seasonings
- Seasoning Blend
- Curry Seasoning
- EVERYTHING Plus Popcorn
- Garam Masala
- Burger Bliss
*I will be introducing some new L.A.O. Dips
*Select Quilter's Comfort bagged teas will
be ON SALE!
*Yes, I will have some Chocolate Raspberry
*I will also have an assortment
of Samplers which are a great way to explore
for the cool days to come.
" NEW! Seasoning Sampler Cards are a
great gift for Foodies in your life!
I LOVE Me Cream for your skin.
Stop by and see how good it feels!
I will also have an assortment
of paste papers.
*Some hand bound journals
and will have a
*DEMONSTRATION of a flexagon
book arts form through out the day.
My new "Herb Cave" is perfect.
It is a place organized as home for Quilter's
The move happened with the help of some great
friends, and I will say, was easy compared
to previous office moves! This time, as I
packed, I separated items to gift away or
deliver to reuse stores. Then, as I unpacked,
I again looked at what I was unwrapping, and
more items were designated as gift a-ways!
Each day, I have been trying to select six
items from my stuff to let go of. I have been
doing this now for a few months. In the beginning,
it was very difficult to make my selections.
It is becoming a little easier every day.
Still, I admit, there are some days, when
I am challenged to choose one or two items,
but that is okay. Moving really helps me to
see that I live in abundance of many things.
And though I think I have all these possessions
because I need them for business or creative
arts, and I appreciate what I have; it is
I have considerable updating to do for Quilter's
Comfort, HART Rock and other web presences
I have a finger in; and find myself looking
for ways to consolidate, purge and emerge
from so much time spent with my web commitments.
Some web presences, not mentioned, may be
sold and others will be re-visioned.
Hope to see you there!
Blessings of much good to you!
24th, 11 AM TO 5 PM
25th, 2015, 11 AM TO 4 PM
Yes, I am living
deep in uncertainty even as new pathways emerge!
recent adventures on the Local
Food Bloomington Blog
Wellness Arts Cafe Blog
Rock's ARTS IN
whether you live in the Bloomington,
area, or are visiting and want to experience
a hands on relaxing arts adventure, then JOIN
ME for Magical Bookmaking and Paper Arts. When
you register wih HART Rock's Arts IN. You will
learn how to make an amazing book arts forms
in a very relaxed environment where you have
the option of staying to dine with the accompaniment
of great music.
Arts Jam in the Pub - Arts Jam in the Pub
- Join Mailing list to be notified about upcoming
events or Email
to make reservations!
versatile book structures can form the basis
for creative investigation and artistic expression.
Relax. and discover your inner artist in a
fun, casual environment and let your creative
juice flow. No experience needed! Be willing
to play with paper.
with color, light and love for more than 30 years!
July 6th, 2015
How quickly time flies! The adventures
of life and its contrast has me
on the move again one year after
leaving Kirkwood Ave. So many changes
around Bloomington So much lost
flavor. The area is now down to
a handful of small cafe and coffeehouse
type businesses. Disapearing are
the type of businesses that give
communities a certain feel, the
type of businesses that keep communities
going when the big corps pick up
I have enjoyed
having my offices in Executive Park
North, Olympus Realty's support
of Open Studio and the space I created
there for cllients of HART Rock,
Reiki Peace and Art and Quilter's
At this time, I seek/want
space to move into. If you know
of or have available space, please
contact me to discuss.
Clients, please continue to
make appoints as usual. At that
time you will get address. This
month, I will limit the number of
Distance appointments scheduled.
To make my move a little easier,
and to connect with you one last
time in this space, I am having
FRIDAY, JULY 24th,
11 AM TO 5 PM
SATURDAY JULY 25th,
2015, 11 AM TO 4 PM
*TEA SAMPLERS -
$ .80 each
*TEAS 16+ GENEROUS
SERVINGS - $5.00 each
Also ON SALE!!
*FOOT BATH - 50%OFF
*CLAY - 25%OFF
*APRONS - 25% OFF
*CLOTHING 45% OFF
*SMALL QUILTS -
*EARRINGS - $25%
- 25% OFF *ORIGINAL
AM I GOING?
At this time, I
seek/want space to move into.
If you know of
or have available space,
me to discuss.
June 12, 2015
The Open Studio
Tour was very exciting! More than
50 people visited my space, and
at times, I was challenged to be
sure to speak with each individual!
To everyone who
visited, THANK YOU! I enjoyed having
you in my space. There were many
lively moments and great conversations.
Some of you were visiting from as
far away as California, and just
happened to be in town for personal
reasons; one couple was on a memory
visit, and very happy to discover
the Arts Tour. A few of my visitors
were here because of the Comedy
Festival, as was my son-in-law,
an editor for the Kokomo Times.
I enjoyed seeing folks I had not
seen for a while.
I was very surprised
when IU brain scientist, Jill B.
Taylor walked in! I recognized her
immediately, as Yuko (Ichiyo Dharma)
and I had participated in a talk
at Unity facilitated by her a few
years past. Of course, I was very
pleased to have her see my work
and her interest in what I am doing.
She, as did others, asked questions
and wanted me to go beyond surface
explanations. She told me that she
liked how I talked in response to
my reflection on what I am doing
in my vibrational energy work.
I also spoke of
how all that I do and create is
about energy moving through different
expressions. I was soaring with
all the positive energy. I found
myself momentarily stunned when
in a conversation with Jill! I was
in new territory as I perceived
her energetically really present
and some part of me was shouting
YES, WOW and
She is being
present here and now! This is someone
okay in her energy sphere and I
felt immense appreciation for her,
the people she came with and everyone
present in the space!
My bookmarks arrived
safely in Bristol for the Book Mark
Project in support of libraries.
Bookmark set will be distribution
for free in 10 venues: artist's
book collections, centres or galleries.
To see achieves in the project visit
MAKEVENTION on August 29th, in the
Bloomington Convention Center is
the next community event I will
be participating in. For more information,
visit Makevention website at http://www.makevention.org.
If we spoke about
classes or workshops, and you don't
see it happening soon, contact me
as there is much going on and sometimes
in juggling, I drop the wand.
A couple of you
asked about the sign saying "Thank
you for not wearing fragrances".
Yes, I and a number of my clients
are among a growing number of folks
who have developed sensitivity to
fragrances. According to Bonnie
Penner in writing for Well Being
Journal, it is chemicals that mimic
estrogen in the body; they are called
Xenoestrogens and it seems they
play a role in a myriad of problems
for men and women including severe
PMS, cysts, migraines, some cancers,
reduced ability to tolerate these
chemicals in the environment, etc.
I suggest you read for your self
the November/December 2014 issue.
You might also read what Dr. Mercola
has to say - http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/03/19/two-food-additives-found-to-have-estrogenlike-effects.aspx;
National Institutes of Health Pub
Med - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24269739.
SALE - STUDIO CLEARING SALE!!!
I am cleaning out
my studio and will be having a huge
(I think) sale in mid July. Prices
on many older works will be reduced
by at least half, some I might let
go at one third. So, if you have
wanted some of my art, this is a
good time. Go to http://www.hartrock.net/artgallery.htm
older works begin at http://www.hartrock.net/artgallery2.htm.
Send me a note to email@example.com
to get a quote on the sale price
if the work is still available.
I will also have a number of works
that do not appear on the website.
I will send out
a message with dates for classes,
including PUB ARTS in the Player's
Pub, as soon as I have figured out
Thanks and Blessings in All!
I hope this note finds you each well
and enjoying the summer.
If you are out this weekend, please visit
me and other artist in Bloomington, Nashville,
Spencer and surrounding areas during the
STUDIO TOUR 2015
VISIT ME June
6th and June 7th, 2015 - Sat.10am-6pm,
Please stop in the Wellness Arts Cafe,
2620 North Walnut, Suite 915, past Cascades
Inn. . Look for the Executive Park Marque,
turn right into parking area. My entrance
is door left of the General Business Systems
and Lakota Language Consortium sign.
You can pick up Open Studio Tour publications
with maps and images of artist works all
around the area. You can also visit the
website, view art, check out the event
I will have cold refreshment and treats.
You will get to see some of the things
I am working on and I will have post cards,
prints, rice paste papers, handmade books,
journals, art and gift certificates that
can be used for art, classes and Vibrational
This is the book below
open on its wooden covers!
I love this!
sculptural flag book
An area will be set up with displays
and a book arts related demonstration.
I am excited to share with you these new
works and opportunities available to share
them with you.
I will have information about upcoming
workshops, and as always, invite you to
enjoy arts play with family, friends or
as a treat for yourself.
In these busy times, I hope you
take, even a few minutes each day to slow
down. Taking a few minutes has a very
positive impact on your entire system.
Here are a few other things you can
do to support your wellbeing.
" Enjoy a soothing cup of tea containing
chamomile, hops, lavender and for some
a little chocolate is wonderful. My Quilter's
Comfort tea blends, All Ears 2, Lavender
Tranquility, Chamomile HipHop and Chocolate
Chamomile taste good, are relaxing and
offer great nutritional benefits. Visit
Quilter's Comfort http://www.quilterscomfort.com
for more information about these blends.
" Eat mindfully, Thich Nhat Hahn,
a Buddhist monk has a lot of great information
about mindfulness. Also, slow down when
you are eating, be appreciative, even
joyful. Ayurvedic Medicine says to combine
herbs and the six tastes - sweet, sour,
salty, bitter, pungent, astringent into
your meal plan to make a balanced diet.
" Enjoy a slow walk
" Meditate. Even five minutes of
calmly focusing on your breath is very
beneficial to your entire system, it has
also been shown to reduce blood pressure.
" Visit a Vibrational Healing Practitioner.
Many of my clients have noted that they
have experienced some of their deepest
relaxation in a energy session.
" Do self massage to all parts of
your body or get a massage from a friend
or practitioner. Your hands and feet in
particular are very important as they
connect to every part of your body, not
to mention, what they do for use each
" Listen to soothing music (maybe
while sipping your tea)
" Read a good book
" Make some art
I am sure you can add many other items
to this list.
Whatever you do, relaxation is a very
important part of self care.
Hope to see you during the Open Studio
May you have joy and wellness in all.
April 21st, 2015
Happy Earth Day! May you take
time to consider and appreciate our amazing
Last Saturday, I presented a
Reiki talk at the annual meeting of the Indiana
Federation of Business & Professional Women.
The event, held at the Brown County Inn hosted
women from around the state. I met one who had
been a member since the nineteen seventies!
My talk was about fifty minutes with me ending
the session offering two minute sessions to
nearly a dozen patricipants.
I have been having so much fun
getting my studio office plumped up for the
Open Studio Tour June 6th and 7th. I love working
on the books and my project I plan to demonstrate
for visitors. I am definitely in the wondering
stage of how to present some of the works. A
couple of pieces you may see there are after
The queen sized indigo quilt
is still in process. There was a detour as I
created a baby/lap quilt of African indigo prints
and panels with the two solid (light blue and
darkest blue) from the Bloomington Ingigo Vat.
The reverse is all African prints in a brights.
Next week the baby quilt will fly off to Myanmar
(Burma) where the new boy is living.
Since my last post, I have been joyfully connecting
with book and paper artist in various places
on the earth. We are amazing creative beings!
I have been delving deep into the forms and
structures of book artist and preservationist
Hedi Kyle and a few others. I seem to be revisiting
forms explored many years, some decades past.
I am wondering if recipients of those books
created as gifts have them? I recall a number
of them being the flag form.
Those who helped with the paste paper questions
and making the surface more stable in humid
environments with the bees wax, thank you. I
see a delicious glimpse at inclusions in my
book structures! I am looking forward to sharing
my refreshed and recently acquired structures
in a workshop.
Book (Reverse Blizzard with small blizzard inserts)
with unique box, rice paste paper, bees waxed
Piana Hinge Journal
As the book arts community is
very generous, I am, too inspired to share and
have been learning to make tutorials. Right
now, I am still in the comedy stages where I
can only laugh at the results. I know I will
eventually get the hang of it.
My basic forms for my book, One
Sheet Wonders are getting their instructions
written. Once a few pass the proofing stages,
I will send out invites to book artist to get
feed back and ideally images that can be used
in the book.
May your journey be joyful!
Wellness Arts Cafe
Rice Paste Paste Papers
A little snow and the world
appears so different. Birds are attached
to the feeder.
As they (who ever they
are) say, time sure flies! I can only
hope that I will develop a pattern of posting
once a month. I think I am hearing an eco.
All Ears 2 Quilter's Comfort
Tea is on Sale
so Mailing List Subscribers, read
your message to learn of an additional discount!
I will be participating
in the Open Studios Tour the first weekend
of June. For information about the event
Recently, I make some beautiful
gluten free paste papers to use as book
covers. Looking into how to seal the paste
papers for book arts, I learned that some
rubbed the surface with beeswax. I learned
some a few things about waxing paper that,
ideally, I will share in the near future
in a posting or at least in workshops.
for WRITERS, BOOK ARTIST, STORYTELLERS and
December 19, 2014
Greetings and Happy New Beginnings!
Thank you to all who have been visiting
my blog site. I just updated the Quilter's
Comfort Blog - CLICK
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the Quilter's Comfort Note you will find:
*Herbal Teas for Cold and Flu (and anytime)
last posted to the Wellness Arts Cafe Blog
before the previous ARTS IN the PUB workshop
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October 7th, 2014
You are invited to the 40th
Anniversary Reading of 5 Women Poets
Address: 202 E. 6th Street,
Bloomington, IN 47408
Times: 2 - 4 pm
The group Five Women Poets
has been encouraging poets to hone their
craft for forty years. They will celebrate
their anniversary by offering light refreshments
and several varieties of original poetry
by Antonia Matthew and Leah Helen May, founding
members; Anya Peterson Royce, Patricia C.
Coleman, Margaret Fisher Squires, and Nancy
Chen Long; and alumni guest readers.
I hope to see some of you
I considered singing a poem,
but do not think I am ready to venture down
September 7th, 2014
Loving being a Grandmother
and a Godmother! Really wish all were here
My book arrived safely in
Australia and will be on exhibirt in the
Redland Museum! http://personalhistoriesartistbooks.weebly.com/
Things have been moving
along and more pics soon.
Participated in MAKEVENTION
and attended the anniversary performance
for Afro Hoosier International.
Tis the season for getting
ready for the holiday celebrations! I will
only be able to make so much jelly because
of commissions and fairs, so, please contact
me now to get your orders in! You will love
the Blackberry Feel Good Wine jelly! All
of the jellies are wonderful!
This year we also have a
few gift package, herbal samplers, jelly,
The queen sized quilt commission
is comming along. We have the African Fabrics
and yardage is being dyed with indigo by
Rowland Ricketts to tie in the hometown.
I am in appreciation of this project and
all that I am learning about Africal fabrics
and working with people I love.
Feeling appreciation and
August 13, Between then
Between then and now there
was the final day open to the public at
725 West Kirkwood. It was an amazing amount
of energy and at a level, I had not been
working in and though I was dog tired, loved
it and the sense of less tired as days folded
into weeks. Updating some of web pages with
new phone and address information.
area ready for a Reiki Client
Bit by bit, one detail
at a time things move forward. I am excited!
I am looking forward to sharing the new
space. There is a wonderful community throughout
the hotel turned business complex. People
seem relaxed and intent on their work. The
wellness area is ready for a Reiki appointment.
July 4th, 2014 Slowing down
to take care of self.
Busy, busy, busy rebuilding
web pages, clearing out clutter and finishing
up a few projects. Clarifying my ideas for
the quilt I am making on commission. Interestingly,
as Nancy and I come closer to deciding on
fabrics, art quilt books are arriving to
assist the process. I marvel at the timing
In the back ground, I am
working on writing for the 40th Annual reading
of 5 Women Poets in October. Once the move
is complete, I will be able to give more
of my able to focus to the quilt and other
writing projects. I have an opportunity
to write about food beyond the Local Food
and Local News I offer through Green Dove!
Stop, breathe, go out for
a walk to give myself space as I am slowly
working up steam in preparation of the forthcoming
MOVE! Half a month slipped away as I work
to remain present as I prepare for the fast
approaching tomorrow. Daily I must bring
myself into awarenes of what is needed to
stay focused on business task and care for
me. Shortly, I will turn sixty and feel
that I am finally getting the understanding
of this self. Taking five minute breathing
- meditation movents throughout the day
keeps me going.
Very soon, I will be a Grandmother
for the first time!
Visitors to the shop and
clients dialy reminded me that I am a Vibrational
Energy Healer; I am a Spiritual Listener.
I am a Metaphysician. I am by choice on
this energy learning path and will be all
of my days.
Last Saturday, I participated
in a Zen Dance Workshop with Annamaria
Gyoetsu Epifanìa and it opened
me in new ways to my body, as it has not
been in a very long while. May I work to
keep it listening and moving! Prior to the
dance workshop, I participated
in the Shusho Ceremony for her husband Guglielmo
Doryu Cappelli at Sanshin Zen Community.
That too was an opening. I was shown how
one listens into the world of words and
answers questions through the heart.
Yuko sent out the announcement "MOVING",
announcing to our list that Patricia's Wellness
Arts Cafe is moving. Here is my letter.
Thank you for being part
of the Wellness Arts Café Community
on Kirkwood! It has been both a pleasure
and honor to meet with you and to share
my creations and those of other local artist
and craftspeople visiting 725 West Kirkwood
Our last day to be open
at 725 West Kirkwood Avenue will be Saturday,
July 26th, 2014.
The Café page at
www.hartrock.net/cafe.htm will in time change
to reflect new link connections.
Work is being done to streamline
the Quilter's Comfort website so when complete,
it will make purchasing on line easier.
The web changes may not be evident until
after the move.
As you can imagine this
is an exciting and extremely busy time,
as are most endings and beginnings. It is
a time of many transitions unfolding within
my life and the lives of those around me.
Fortunately there is much JOY and BIRTHING
WILD energy gathering, rising and moving
through as all blessing work expands.
We will keep in touch so
you will know what is birthing out of this
Again, thank you, your support
and presence will always be a delicious
part of my community memories.
Blessings of wellness to
you and yours,
Updated some HART Rock and
the book arts pages; eventually, I will
put up more of my paper folding and tesselaltions
in the Art Gallery and some of my new books!
My book "Poets Eat
the Sun" is nearing completion! It
will be in the mail this next week, if not
It is sometimes an effort
to put working creations aside as I consider
the multitude of decisions and choices before
me regarding the Wellness Arts Cafe. I appreciate
the effort and support that allowed the
Cafe to come to life. The understandings
gained are being considered with the Simply
Healthy Fairs of the Indiana Holistic Health
Network which I was Event Planner and chief
bottle washer. I am learning much about
me in this world and know that there will
always be opportunities and choices because
I life in invitation of creative ideas..
On June 15th there was
a special Gospel Sermon at the Unitarian
Universalist Church. I arrived early to
be sure of having a seat and saw that the
service was full and there were quite a
few dripping eyes. The presentation was
filled with much energy and words offered
to settle the hearts and minds of those
playing with their grief. I got to enjoy
the final minutes twice!
I saw many welcoming faces,
bright lights; changes in the youth, some
moved from childhood into young adult hood,
others flowed into the between state. The
music, the music that I was fortunate to
experience, was so much sweeter and I know
that it was because I was feeling a common
connection with each of those sharing their
gifts and all appreciating listeners.
June 12 2014
What a busy day!
We've had a lot of rain recently making
the land around here very saturated. The
hops are amazing this year. They are over
fourteen feet tall, very healthy and already
showing buds an inch or longer! You can
see how much taller the plants are than
I am. Vines are reaching beyond the second
story of the house and the lower ones are
covered with buds.
All around me is transition and the excitment
that brings with it.
The gallery opening was very sweet, there
was a constant stream of people and the
Herbal Table was delicious! I will be posting
images for that evening and others on the
page very soon!
From readying what I can for the move,
to keeping up with current projects and
as much as possible maintaining my sitting
practice that ranges at times from five
minutes and others fifteen.
I accepted a commission to create a queen
sized quilt made of only African Fabrics.
The search has not been as easy as I imagined.
It seems that China has a large foot hold
in that area. Fortunately, we are finding
some resources and making synchronistic
connections that are leading us forward.
I finally have the pattern made for the
book doll, and I plan to keep up with this
one. Now to selecting the fabrics and getting
the dolls made for the orders.
One couple I am friends with had their
baby surprise everyone with a very early
delivery, so the baby quilt I thought I
would be working on later has become a priority
for the the wee one and his family. Here
is the top pinned and ready for quilting.
Time to relax
and consider the day.
there is a small quantity of the All Ears
2 available for those who have been asking!
Blessings of health and
Chevron Baby Quilt
Thank you for
My first image
posting is a a quilt I made in May for my
grandson. This is an elegant little quilt.
Because so many young ones seem to have
allergies, I used a silky soft batting of
certified organic bamboo and cotton.
June 6th will be the last exhibit in the
Arts Gallery at 725 West Kirkwood Avenue.
I feel it is perfect that the final exhibit
in this lovely space is "Love
in Action", paintings by Patricia Kaler.
We've begun announcing the fast approaching
move of Patrici's Wellness Arts Cafe at
the end of July. My list of what to do for
this transition seems endless. I know that
I will only get so much done. There are
so many unknowns; when I reflect on past
life changes, it is clear that every shift
embodies unknowns. You simply have to live
into the day, then get your barrings.
One of my haiku
poems is published to the June issue of
Bell: A Haiku Journal!
One thing known
is that HART Rock's Wellness
Arts Cafe, Quilter's Comfort and Ichiyo
Dharma are preparing for the
2nd Annual Makevention! Last year was
wonderful participating in this Bloominglabs
event. It is a wonderful, fast growing group
of makers! For years, I refered to my self
as a "thing maker", because, I
love making a variety of things. Now, I
can simply say, "I am a maker"!
I am inspired by the creative energy embodied
within this group.
As with last
year, each maker is being asked to teach
one thing to visitors. I thought often about
what my project would be and .I am prepared
to teach a wonderful, I think, magical craft
to my booth visitors.
I will have
teas, jelly, cards and a selection of other
handmade items. I will also have sampling
of available jelly and maybe a cold tea