A day of play. Nothing is more inspiring than having other creative types around you when you want to play. Bouncing ideas of each other, conversing and making... Good for your soul.
Melanie Testa came by this morning and I rubbed off on her some 15minutes of play energy, in exchange I'd go to her world soon, and do that same... Swapping styles... Experimenting in many ways of approach are always a good to jump start your creativity.
Melly brought along some of her Made fabric, and I encouraged her to MAKE fabric. She has a BEAUTIFUL new book out, Dreaming from the Journal Page If you need inspiration, you must get the book. If you need a book to look through and say, "Dang this girl is talented," then you also need to buy this book, Just fair warning... It's so lovely.
...It also seems my Bernina got a good work out, because shortly after that...
Luke Haynes showed up to return my quilt of his, that he borrowed to hang in his last show here in NYC. He handed it to me, and said, "well, geez, I should have put on a sleeve so you could hang it", and I said, "Well, I have this sewing machine, and these fabrics here".... etc. etc....
Luke has his own ways of doing things, so we swapped info on how to make a quilt sleeve. Now all is great in the universe, my little quilt of his, now has a sleeve! I can hang it nicely... no more "pin tacking" it to the wall. Luke is leaving us again... back to the West Coast... Safe travels Luke!
Tomorrow, My Husband Michael is being interviewed in a discussion about his new book "The VALUE of ART at the New York Public Library. If you are in NYC, please come by!
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What are you up to this week?