September 27, 2010

issues and goals

I have been so busy lately. I'm sure you don't want to hear about it because everyone is busy, right? But I feel like the three week chunk of time I am inhabiting is unbearably busy. Luckily, Simon bought groceries yesterday and made a big fall dinner of roasted pork with rosemary, butternut squash, apples, and cabbage. I can't think about food when I am this stressed out. I'm to the point of stress where I just want to shut it all out, put on my winter pajamas, make some hot tea, and read my Sookie Stackhouse books.

So I'm just going to whine for a minute. Everyone is invited to my pity party. I'm taking this class called Artist Inc where artists learn how to be grown ups about everything from marketing, to paying taxes, to talking and writing about our work, etc. It's good for me. I'm grateful to be in it. The bad thing is that last week we had to make one manageable short term goal and we had to tell the people in our small groups what the short term goal was. Mine was to finish the quilt I've been working on since before school started. There's not much left - just iron the top, make the sandwich, quilt it, trim it, and sew on the binding (I guess that's kind of a lot). So I made a plan where I broke it down into manageable chunks and I really thought I would get it done. It felt so good to have a plan and a goal and people holding me accountable. I haven't touched the quilt all week. Fail.

One of the reasons is that I spent all weekend getting ready for my workshop in Columbia next weekend, preparing two slide shows for class this week, doing my other Artist, Inc homework, AND getting things ready for Apartment Therapy Design Showcase final round. Poor me, right?

So I don't have any pretty picutres to share. I don't have any progress to report. I don't have any inspiration photos. Blerg. You can see a video of me over at AT talking about my skyscape quilts.


  1. Ah, Kim. I think it may be time to make a Marmalade Quilt. xxxooo sem

  2. A marmalade quilt is the manifestation of the realization that failure does not exist when necessity and brilliance and creativity combine to create something magical that has never before been imagined or experienced. As when Mrs. Janet Keiller said to her husband, James, "That is NOT a boatload of bitter, green, Seville oranges that will be the ruin of us, THAT is the fundamental ingredient of the soon- to-be- egendanary marmalade which I am just about to invent. I hope you are hungry, Mr. Keiller."


  3. Well you know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband. It is tough leaving out real dreams. You are very inspiring to me. Good luck with Apartment Thearpy Design showcase!