Friday, December 27, 2013

New Quilts -





I have been working hard. The holiday season was very busy in the quilt factory. Some choices presented themselves and Ive been trying to think of ways to do as many of the things I want to do as possible. The big decision is.. that I decided to try to start the MFA program I was accepted to. I live two hours away from the school - so all of the other decisions are based around how to make that happen. Ive thought of very simple (but time consuming and expensive) solutions like, buy a car and commute the two days a week Ill have and, I have thought of some insane ideas like, sell the house, find a new home for George and live on campus.

Those are some of the things Ive been working on and thinking about. As much as I have grown to hate cars I think trying to buy one and using it to commute and using it to travel outside of my city is a good idea. I think a good portion of my frustration is actually claustrophobia. If I could drive, I imagine how many more places would open up to find vintage and used fabrics or, even other salvaged goodies to create art with.

Besides, I still enjoy the process of owning a house. For me, there have been many disappointments along with the pleasures but, I still like it more often than I dislike it and I know that if I sold this house it would probably be a very long time before I had the chance to buy another one. I did get as far as calling the Realtor the other day.. but, there are still many things I would like to try to do to this house. Many unfinished projects. I know that if I was a renter again I would dream about being able to tinker on a house.

I have a great idea to get a full size electric stove in here - that is a project that will make this house something else!

Hope you are doing well.