And then the world shifted.
And with it shifted my priorities and my art. Up until about a year to two years ago my primary medium had been fiber. Usually quilts, but sometimes delving into other variations. Suddenly, though, that has stopped. My focus has shifted back towards pen, ink, and watercolor work.
In college I took several art classes, including acrylic painting and drawing 101. I excelled at drawing with charcoal, but really kind of sucked at the acrylic painting. I've always been to scared to try drawing with more permanent media or to try watercolor, even though they have been calling to me for quite awhile.
Last year, though, my first child was born. In the months leading up to their birth, I found myself changing. And in the months since then I've continued to change. I cut off all my hair (yeah, irrelevant to my art... Kind of), and all but abandoned the art I've spent the previous 25+ years working with and towards. I'm almost starting over - which seems fitting, in some ways, with this new child, and at the beginning of my 30th year - but it's a bit overwhelming. Suddenly, I'm not a master anymore, but a journey(wo)man. While I'm still writing, its frequency has certainly changed.
I am not sure what this next year will bring. I hope to blog through some of this time, and add a new portfolio tab to this site with the work that I make moving forward. I am still happy to offer any sewing, needlework, or quilting workshops upon request, but do not have any regularly scheduled. Feel free to contact me on the about page, check to see if I've actually blogged, or follow me on instagram, where you're the most likely to see anything recent.
The photographs shown are those I took several years ago of a young hawk in our (then) neighborhood. They feel so appropriate and fitting here, for where I am in this new phase of life - watching, learning, discerning, looking for signs.