Slow Stitch

Slow stitch is a new form of meditation. The idea is to not think too hard, just find your rhythm and get in the zone. My Art Group challenge this month was to use the inspiration of an artist by the name of Pauline Burbidge from Scotland. I chose to emulate her stitch drawings of nature. My new plant I just picked up for Easter was the perfect subject. I am enjoying the process very much, mostly because it’s very freeing and not at all precise. I love loose work and this fits my esthetic just fine.

Sister Artists

My hand stitched block from a woman in Mali, halfway around the world arrived today. Now it’s up to me to make “grinding maize” into an art quilt to sell for The Advocacy Project. 1/2 the money goes to the Malian woman who is a Gender Based Violence survivor and 1/2 goes to teaching others to sew and sell their wares in a micro economy.