Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Gone, but, I hope, Not Forgotten!

I've been a bit of an absentee blogger lately, more because of a lack of creativity on my part than lack of interest in blogging. We are going through yet another heat wave right now, and, even though I have an air conditioned home, the heat somehow seeps into my mind and makes me feel lazy and unproductive.

I did enter into the spirit of excitement last week as an Arts Collaborative friend, AnnMarie Gallivan, opened her artisan studio called CREATE. She'll be offering classes in all sorts of arty things, and I made her a flag to celebrate her opening. It has sparkly embellishments which don't show up in this photo, and invaded my ribbon stash for the fringe.

I've also pulled out this appliqué picture of my house, which I had started years ago. I've been stitching in the details, but plan to embellish it quite a bit with hand and machine embroidery. I also have several stitched drawings in process, but have been slow to finish them up. As I said earlier, lazy!!!

I hope to get back on track soon. Sorry I have not been visiting you, my  blogger friends, but I'll be by soon!

Hope your summer is going well!


Linda Hicks said...

I just got back to swimming myself! Hooray for new startups!

Nan and =^..^= said...

Hi Judy,
Oh, I feel the exact same way as you do about the heat...even when in air-conditioning! I really love cool foggy days but they have disappeared now and we have sun, heat and humidity. Much more difficult to get motivated on my art but I am trying! Stay cool!

Simone said...

It has been so hot here in the UK and today I am thankful for cloudy skies and a drop in temperature. I feel like my brain is being cooked when it is too hot!!! x

Lorinda.C.F said...

I'm doing a massive catch up myself Judy--and I'm on a staycation!! Sometimes we just need a break from the computer... You're missed but always much loved! xxxx