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Sunday, January 01, 2006

artmixter

artmixter

Hello....

Testing...testing....one, two, ten....

Anybody out there????????

Oh, there is.

Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin.

I wonder how many other people are starting a new blog on this, the first day of the new year...lots and lots, I would imagine. Resolution, I hear you ask? Don't be daft! I don't do resolutions. I do, though, do writing, talking, singing, painting, sewing...and sundry other things, as you will doubtless find out if you drop in to read my meanderings every now and again...

The photo was taken a while ago, when I was selling the cloth I dye, as opposed to hoarding it, using it and occasionally giving it away. It's as good a photo of me as you get (ie not that great...), but the fabrics look okay, I think. Some of them are quilts, most of them are yardage. My challenge now is to keep working with them, get better at what I do...and to share that process of improvement with you through this blog. Learning is really important to me. It's why I run the online group, Alternativequiltlist, on yahoogroups. I get to talk to lots of interesting people, learn a thing or two, and share what I learn. I hope this blog will be something the same.

Today and tomorrow are holidays for the humans in the house...the cats, all four of them, are on permanent holiday (don't think I can bear to lift the catflap, mum, could you just...oh...it's raining...don't think I'll bother...put it down, then...). And then it's back to work in my TIDY workrooms, one for paint (oils), one for cloth. The tidy bit is my answer to New Year Resolutions. I'd rather do something practical to take me forward into the new year, than think about what I might do and make silly promises about weight and health and all the rest that I know I'll never keep. Three large bags of cloth are going out to new homes, as soon as Normal Life is Resumed after the holidays.

Wonder how long it'll be before the carpet in the cloth workroom disappears under a welter of cloth....any bets, anyone???

11 comments:

Deb R said...

Hi Marion! :-)

thelmasmith said...

I like the idea of a bit of everyday life on the side. I think that is the part that ties the art together with the rest of the world. t

marion said...

Jings, there are actually people out there.... welcome to my world, Debr and Thelma!

Linda said...

Welcome to blogging - it's the nearest thing to journalling I've ever managed!

Linda

Terri said...

Yaaayyy!!! Hello dear friend and welcome to the blogosphere! It's a great place, glad to see you've dived in at last. I've added your blog to my list of favourites already and will link your site on my blog asap. Looking forward to seeing more of your work on a regular basis and hearing tales of those spoilt beasties you live with...no I don't mean Robin...the cats!! LOL. Big Hugs XX

dijanne cevaal said...

Well, another voice in the blogosphere! welcmome and look forward to your musings and antics.

smarcoux said...

Hi Marion
Glad you decided to come and join us. It will be great to see your work in progress and keep up with what your doing .

Sandy

annabel said...

Hiya Marion, Glad to hear from you and welcome to blogging.I'm looking forward to tuning into your blog from now on, so no slacking please!! lol Annabel

Felicity said...

Hi Marion, great to see you! I'll be tuning in too :) !

JulieZS said...

Hooray! Marion is blogging too!

Andrew said...

I thought the floor in the workshop was already lost under a pile of cloth - or are sons not meant to spill the beans like that??? :)
I almost got indignant by terri's "spoilt beasties" remark - until i remembered i wasnt at home any more!!! hope all goes well on the blog. Andrew