One step forward, one step back – 4th November 2019

We have been having some technical problems with the images on my blog, so I’m posting this one with text only and hopefully by the next time …….

I’m not really one for quotes but this one popped up on Pinterest, (where there are studio images of all my books) – “These are not grey hairs, they are wisdom highlights”. It wasn’t attributed, but valid just the same especially as I am at that time of life.

Several years ago I came across Micheal James, a leading American quilt maker and I bought the catalogue from ‘Iconographies’ and he says about this work

“I’m happy if the viewer wants to come along for the ride, but I’m equally content to go it alone. At its core, art making is a personal and singular enterprise, and the object only its manifestation.”

This idea resonates with me, especially as I’m trying hard at the moment to drag words and source material together to form a basis of a new body of print and book making.

Hopefully more next time with images of my progress