Sunday, March 21, 2010

my quiet and more rest ...and yes a little work

I slept through my CBS Sunday Morning...I do so love to watch a little piece of the Big world on Sunday morning but I could not wake up and stay awake. My body is still dealing with the obvious leftovers from the medications and repercussions of the brain explorations on Wednesday. Sleep is aiding in my slow sloth like progress...I do every thing slowly right now but I am still here! I eased into the day and watched the Sundance channel with specials on the 1968 Broadway hit "Hair"...I love the music and even then I knew it was more than just a play with complete nudity and great music. I am creating a work for our summer auction to raise funds for the Midland Theater with the theme "Summer of Love". I have started a free flowing canvas and the text and layers are coming to me in my memory ...I grew up in Louisville, KY and went to a Catholic high school .... an all girl I was very naive and very sheltered. Then I watched a special on Cameron Diaz and Cameron Sinclair who believes architects should design like you give a damn. They revisited New Orleans and gave an informal tour of the plight of the residents after Katrina even years later. This architect for Humanity and Community has projects all over the globe and is working to create space to change lives by building more than structures but also building a community. This manner of green works is an expression where we can all learn to be conscious enough to make better decisions for making our lives more effective with recycle, reuse and re purpose the materials we need in our lives. Everything from "clothing swaps" to making our personal studios incorporate found objects and recycled materials as often as possible. I ended getting up without losing my balance and added a layer of transparent colors onto my auction canvas. I went out on the back deck to play with the colors and the sunshine felt fantastic for body and soul.

I realize I use my whole body to do my work.... balance and vision are both very important qualities that I continue to nurture all need them. I made an incredible chicken salad with strawberries, almonds, orange slices, apple slices and deep purple grapes over green baby spinach leaves. I felt good just looking at it even before we ate dinner. I worked on my February and March Full moon pieces...yes I am a little late but I began collecting materials already for the April theme of pink moon. :o) For the quiet calm moments I began my hand quilting on the finished February Snow moon composition and I am truly enjoying the slow cloth stitch at a time. Have a great week and continue working in your studios. Check out Seth Apter's The Altered Page for the last installment of Secret Sundays...I have so much to learn in such a short amount of time. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

top photo...Crow moon in progress

second photo...base layer for Summer of Love auction piece

third daffodils are blooming just for me :o)

fourth photo...Snow Moon before hand stitching and embellishments ...this is the fun part for me


  1. I love the pics you have posted, especially the top in-progress piece. Things in that just speak to me. I can't explain it, but that's okay---I am soaking it in!
    I have found that sleep is a wonderful healer; I have been doing more than a bit of that myself.
    it is
    Maybe in another week, I'll be back to what I call normal, and so will you. ♥♥♥


  2. Love what you are doing with the full moon pieces each month. I am having fun wi th that too.
    Sleep is a good thing when your body calls for it. Just continue to listen to your body.

  3. Sleep and rest are indeed the most wonderful healers given us by our creator! And do remember that, "You are wonderfully made", always a good reminder. I just put a little news article in the mail to you and I sealed it with Love! Lennie

    P.S. Love the photos, each is special but #4 speaks to me!! Have a fun day.

  4. Love all these photos...really looking forward to seeing where you take Sumemr of Love!

  5. Your daffodils are beautiful. I have always loved seeing those in bloom. Your snow moon piece is fantastic. I love the wolf and moon imagery. I am interested to see how your Summer Love piece develops. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello.

  6. Wow and Wow. I am a regular at Bea's place so popped in to see you. I'm glad I did. I love your 4 photos. I am a gardener and adore daffodils. Ours are just coming out.

    Your 'moon' work looks fabulous. I'm interested in your eating too - I could do with losing some pounds and your salad sounded wonderful.



  7. Sunday Morning is one of my all time favorite TV shows, we record it, it is much nicer to watch without commercials :)
    Thank you for sharing your creativity, all so lovely!