Saturday, March 17, 2012

the restorative power of antibiotics

Cocoa is fine, but the doctor didn't think it would help my bronchitis vanish.  So, z-pak to the rescue. It works much faster when it is followed by some homemade frozen yogurt; working on that part of the treatment as we speak.

Thanks for all your great comments on the ideal art quilt mag; wish I had the wherewithal to start one.
But it's nice to dream, isn't it? Maybe some deep-pocketed publisher will read my blog and decide we are onto something. (and if you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you).

In the meantime, hope springs eternal.  


tiedyejudy said...

Yeesh! Bronchitis, the bane of my existence! First time I got it, I thought I was going to die! Glad you went to the doctor, and hope you are feeling better soon!

Cathy Bargar said...

Oh, sweetie, I hope you will be feeling much better very soon - hugs, and my professional recommendation for continued treatment with good chocolate, homemade fro-yo, plenty of fluids, and some quiet time with your very favorite art books or trashy novels (your choice). I am in the early stages of a cold, probably caught on the plane from Japan, and I am hoping it will go quickly and without much trouble and not turn into the spring bronchitis that has plagued me every year recently.

As for what I would love to see in an art quilting magazine: I agree with what most others have said about interviews with other artists about their process - but NOT in the currently-favored airy-fairy "artist's statement" lingo, please! - and, above all, lots of fabulous, stimulating, high-quality pictures of their work. Not too much how-to - unless, of course,it is something I want to know how to do (snort! have recently decided that my problem isn't that I need to know HOW to do more techniques/processes/etc, it's that I need to get off my computer (and my bottom) and actually DO more).

And what I don't need to see any more of? Please, no offense to anybody or their beloved animals, but I do not need to see ever again an entire issue on the theme of "pet portraits"! I love my cats as much as anybody loves anybody else except maybe grandbabies, but I do not ever again need to see 45 portrayals, be they whimsical, realistic, "thread-painted", made of fused trash bags and old roofing materials, or of silk kimono or sari remnants, batiked, appliqued, drawn with the whiskers of the beloved pet racoon, or otherwise. Laugh if you must, but I have had it with this particular genre!

Mia Bloom Designs said...

I hope you feel better soon. Having bronchitis is awful.

I agree with everyone else about ideas for a great art quilt magazine. Having interviews with artists in their own voice talking about their process. Also, I'm intrigued about art quilters who are incorporating different nontraditional materials into their work.

Take care.

Gerrie said...

Feel better soon, sweetie. Sending some hugs.

Connie Rose said...

Hope you have a good weekend and heal quickly. Love Cathy's comments above. I'd love to see a new art quilt mag but I couldn't afford to buy it anyhow, so it doesn't matter to me in the end!
Love and hugs.

GMYR said...

Hope you are feeling better already!
I also cancelled all so called art quilt magazine subscriptions, mixed media subscriptions, next-great-technique/product exploitation publication. If I saw a publication and/or book by someone who can write a coherent sentence explaining how they developed their way of working, how they keep going on with the work after repeated disappointments,how they've taken their own technique or themes to a new level,etc., and other thoughts about doing the work, then I would probably be tempted to subscribe to something again.

Del said...

Whew, did you open a can of worms! I was so crushed when Fiberarts closed down, but was insulted when my subscription was turned over to Quilting Arts. Fortunately I have a friend that is still enchanted with that one. I think I mqy get through this winter w/o my usual bronchitis!

Natalya Aikens said...

Hope you're feeling better already! Your blog is looking fab! and I can't wait to see your DVD!

Kathie Briggs said...

Glad you are feeling better. I really enjoyed the discussions about the dream magazine. We can keep dreaming and just maybe if we all dream it will come true.