Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am still working...on a quilt...on artist statement....

"The tasks that been entrusted to us are often difficult. Almost everything that matters is difficult, and everything matters." Letters to a young poet 1903

Yesterday Ken and I had lunch with Lyn Logan Grimes my gallery curator and we will deliver the quilts on Friday and sort out a primary placement in the gallery. On Monday we will install the quilts with the framed works...well that sounds real good but I need to remember to just "breathe". We went over to pick up a small printing press but the bottom plate is missing so I will have to research a way to order another one or improvise with a piece of wood cut to size. This should really assist me when I get back to trying my collagraphs onto fabric. I am convinced you really need some type of press when you are working in a possible series with fabric images. I delivered postcards to another gallery, the tea room, and passed them out at our Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board meeting. Some of hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts sometimes offer to put information our for their clients and visitors to learn what is going on in the county. Busy afternoon to say the least...whew this is work :O).

The rains continue here and the humidity is difficult for me to adjust to...the moist heaviness is making it difficult to breathe and today my dizziness has worsened for whatever reasons. I have joined Facebook even though I am not sure what the heck I am doing. Others swear by this social network but I need to give myself time to learn the lingo, the befriending, the event planning, political activities and classmate and old friends from school and undergraduate school. I will try it for a while ...if you have any advice or tricks of the trade please feel free to comment on how you make this social network work for you! I need to get back to my slow cloth works...Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. Rain is heavy here! We're in the same boat!!
    I'll look you up on Facebook!! You'll learn to love it! I also have a fan page that they now call a like page. Get used to lots of changes on

    Love the pics of you!!

  2. Wonderful pictures! I think it's easier to make a quilt than to write an artist's statement. I don't actually use Facebook very often but it did enable me to reconnect with a couple of friends from high school.

  3. Busy, busy you are. All good things. Take it easy with the weather and your health. :)Bea

  4. When I first joined face book I hated it! So much so that I deactivated my account for 2 years before going back earlier this year. Then I realized it was the only way I'd see pictures of my nieces and nephew. Something shifted though, so I'm actually enjoying it now. Just give yourself time and I'm sure you'll find the up side and will enjoy! It is a good networking tool - I like to keep the past where it happened, so that part is a bit of a challenge, to me. I just keep my settings fairly private! You do have a fair amount of control. Okay, I'm done blabbing!! Wishing you a smooth show set up, and plenty of time to complete all you desire to complete!! Sweet dreams and love, Karin