Working Large… I ended up staying with all black, but this gives a glimpse of the varied dark colors I was auditioning in case I decided to go with patchwork.

Working Large… I ended up staying with all black, but this gives a glimpse of the varied dark colors I was auditioning in case I decided to go with patchwork.

This is “Big Boogie” – the latest in my music series. I love working large and absolutely love black and white.

 How many rulers do you need? Answer: As many as it takes, and then some…

How many rulers do you need? Answer: As many as it takes, and then some…

I had to play some happy music to get myself energized and “change the channel” from the TV news I had been watching. Scary. I’m not one to bring politics into an art blog but this is not a normal time. I’m hearing that a lot. This time in our history is NOT normal. And my feelings about that are as changeable as the latest tweet or indictment — I am, at various times, sad, hopeful, crying, smiling, dreading, and did I say hopeful? – that this mid-term election in 2018 will bring the change that turns us back into the people I thought we were, and the country I thought I was born into. In five days we will know.

 This is my workspace. I pulled up my blog on my Macbook Pro and that’s my trusty Bernina 160 (circa 2000) on the right. I had just finished sewing and ironing the top piece of the “keys.”

This is my workspace. I pulled up my blog on my Macbook Pro and that’s my trusty Bernina 160 (circa 2000) on the right. I had just finished sewing and ironing the top piece of the “keys.”

Until then, I am doing my best to stay sane and even help, including canvassing for the first time in my life. (!!!) I am also re-dedicating myself to the work. That is what keeps me balanced through the ups and downs, zigs and zags of life.

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