Last month I had a show at the Kenai Peninsula College Gallery.
It was a good time that including having my name in lights on the marquee at the entrance to the college.
I had pieced 22 new compositions for the show. Sadly, my arms gave out and time ticked away, and I only completed (as in quilted, faced, and sleeved) 15.
I REALLY wanted to finish all of them.
So, I made a date with my photographer and kept quilting until that deadline showed up.
I stitched away until my body finally over ruled my mind. You can read about that here in the blog post called Killing Myself with Deadlines. The comments to that post were wide ranging. My intent was simply to admit publicly that I sometimes push myself too hard and that a life in balance is BETTER.
While I did not get all the work done that I wanted to complete, and I missed the deadline for Art Quilt Elements–damn, double damn–I did finish new work.
You have been looking at six new Hot Crossed Squares.
That makes 21 completed new small pieces.
PS- If you want to see any of the images in more detail, just click on the image.