Wednesday, December 24, 2008
As the new year approaches, I wonder how this past year has vanished so quickly. I have spent the afternoon revising a slide presentation for my digital projector and realize that the last time I gave this talk, I used a slide projector. All of my pre-2000 work needed to be shot digitally, so I've been going through "vintage Rayna" and shooting the old ones. I made this piece in 1998 (or so the label says). The crit group to which I belonged was doing challenges, which was a good way to jump-start creativity for budding art quilters. We each brought a quotation, put them all in a paper bag, and you had to make something that was inspired by what was you pulled out of that bag. I had just started dyeing fabric and had a bunch of these baby blocks left over from a quilt I never made because I couldn't imagine making enough for a whole quilt. Here was the quote I pulled: The past is over; the future hasn't happened yet. And as you experience the present, it becomes the past. All you have is the moment; all you have is now. Carpe Diem. Let's make the most of every day!
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