Thursday, December 10, 2009

Georgia Theatre Art Quilt

Recent quilt submission from Patty Altier of Akron, Ohio.
These blocks were created from remnants of hand-dyed fabrics originally
included in a birthday quilt for Micheal Stipe of REM

Thank you Athens Banner Herald this morning for helping to get the word out about the
Georgia Theatre Art Quilt project! (and here)

Here's an opportunity for, not just musicians, but the entire community to show their support of the Georgia Theatre, and it's rebuilding efforts.
I've extended the deadline for submissions through the end of the year. I realize I announced this fundraiser project at the busiest time of year, especially for all us artists, so I'm cutting us all a little slack and pushing the deadline out a little farther. Hopefully this will allow more artists to participate.

One point not mentioned in the ABH article-- I'm hoping for TWO completed quilts, one to auction here in Athens, and one to auction globally, perhaps on Ebay.
Therefore, I'm asking artists, if possible, to contribute 2 identical/similar quilt squares.

I'd like to hear, not only from artists, but any fan of the Theatre---bands who have played there in years past, businesses who'd like to show their support, the general public, anyone at all!

Send any questions my way, via this blog, or email at, or feel free to call me, Jennifer, at 706-540-2712.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What Does My Spirit Wish For?

The Canadian, intently helping me put together gingerbread houses this morning---
well on his way to becoming Santa Claus, wouldn't you say?

What does my spirit wish for, Jamie asks today...

My spirit wishes with all of its being to soar....
to express itself creatively, lovingly, joyfully....
all despite the confines of this stiff, unpredictable and unreliable body!

I thank each one of you dear Sisters in advance for your sweet wishes...I need them today!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Winter Wish

Winter, and the holiday season, are traditionally the time to settle in, enjoy hearth, home and family.
Even though fall is my favorite season, I enjoy spending time with my family over the holidays more than any other time of the year. I love the spirit in our home as we prepare for Christmas, engaging in our longstanding traditions.

As I created a Full Moon Dreamboard from part of a painting of mine (appropriately titled Winter Moon), I realized that the old subversive fears around a lack of money are keeping me from fully enjoying my family and the holiday. It's true that the Canadian still hasn't found work, that my work is slow because of my health, but I still have a beautiful, loving family and a cozy, safe, warm home, and much to be grateful for.

This Wishcasting Wednesday, Jamie asks "What is your Winter Wish?"

It is clear to me from my choices in my collage that my Winter Wish is for more hope of prosperity, not just for me and mine, but for all of us!

Here's wishing for abundance for us all this Full Cold Moon!