Ultimately, I've interpreted addiction as something I would struggle to live without and settled on Nature. Yes, I suppose I could live indoors, but, I derive so much comfort and joy from being out and seeing the natural world in motion. Whatever I'm doing, wandering through wetlands, hiking or beach combing, or frankly, just looking in my backyard, I am pulled along by the possibility that I might see or find something. It's always a great day when nature reveals itself and
Christmas is an important holiday in December. It is snowy and cold in the Northern Hemisphere, whereas it is hot summer weather in the Southern Hemisphere. The atmosphere of Christmas is completely different. It is incredible that things happened on Earth give people a wide range of experience and feelings. I have been thinking a lot about Christmas and its related things while sewing the work calmly. It gave me very strong feelings. Sometimes we take things for granted. We
We vacationed in Hawaii years ago and found a local coffee roaster that shipped their coffee to the mainland US. We happily signed up for monthly mailings to indulge our addiction to fine coffee. When this challenge was announced I was certain I would make something coffee related but wasn’t sure whether I would make a tree or berry or bean. I decided to depict beans since I love opening our monthly shipment and smelling the marvelous scent. Receiving the beans is something o
I thought I had this challenged nailed. Unthinkingly I charged into my studio, intellectually (or so I thought) describing to myself my addictions; let's see, there are trees, leaves, birds, mid-century modern style, all things about Australian Aboriginal art. It wasn't long before I had pieced the background and completely hand-quilted it. It was complex. It had texture. But there was something missing. (a quick pic was posted Dec 13) THEN, standing back, musing over m
My work is often done by repeating motifs. When I saw Sue's challenge, I remembered my works. I feel like I'm addicted when I work.
These works lead to immersion. Repeated repetitions make me fall into the work.
It's all fun and games until someone loses their phone privileges. For this challenge, I'm using the idea of social media as an example of ADDICTION. Small alphabet beads create lines and text to form the story. Some of the words are the phrases and abbreviations we use in our everyday text communication. At first, it's just about entertainment; an amusing distraction from boredom, a way to bond with friends and find people with similar interests. Some of the words = NOVELTY
I chose the spiral image as the central theme for my response to the addiction challenge. When we are obsessed with something, we return to it again and again, caught in a whirlpool of endless need for gratification.
I said in my earlier blog post that my two long term addictions are Making and Politics. I have now reclassified Making as a passion. Politics for me is based on a deep-seated belief that society in general is not a just one, and that we can work to change it. In that respect it is also a passion. The aspects of my actions re-politics that are in the category of addictions are: reading the newspaper every day - nowadays in the apps in my mobile phone (even if I am abroad or o
87cm long x 46cm wide (34in x 18in) My happy addiction is my morning routine of drinking coffee. I need the daily caffeine hit, in my special cup, to feel good. I wrote quotes about coffee on the lightly coffee stained fabric before stamping and appliqueing. This is a whimsical, light hearted look at a drink I love. Materials: cotton, batting, threads, coffee grounds, fabric pens and paint, stamps, fusible web Techniques: coffee staining, hand writing, hand stamped, hand stit
Where does "addiction" take me - from Sue's definition: to devote my mind or myself to a pursuit? It would definitely be the ocean, the beach, beachcombing, sea beans, sea glass, sea birds, fish, oh, and what I would give to find a glass fishing float in the wild! It's interesting being the last one to respond to the prompt...especially this one. I can honestly say that at this point in the challenge - reveal one week away - I have gone through every response that my fellow V