Sunday, 3 January 2010


We have visitors from overseas, so it took me a while to write this posting, but here I am. My plans and goals for 2010... I have been thinking about it a lot in the last few days.

A few months ago I joined the Quiltart mailing list. This is an American group, but there are lots of members in other countries. I really enjoy the discussions on this list, sometimes they provide a different look at things that can be very refreshing. For instance, a while ago there was a discussion about 'thinkers' versus 'feelers' and someone wrote 'I am definitely a thinker. I do not have a sketchbook because my ideas never appear as visual images. When I write down ideas, they are always in words'.

I was so relieved by these words - I feel almost guilty for never using my sketchbooks, but I am just not a visual person! (strange, for an art quilter!)

But I digress. In the last few days, there has been a lot of talk about 'the word for 2010'. What is your guiding word for this year? As a word person, I felt attracted to this idea and I have thought hard about my word. It is identity. This year I want to develop more of a personal style in my art quilts, an identity. I think it is already forming but I want to consciously develop it further. (does this sounds terribly pretentious?)

Some more concrete goals:
- make at least one quilt to enter into a juried art quilt exhibition;
_ participate in Dijanne Cevaal's KISS challenge;
- make 4 quilts for Art Quilts Around the World;
- make a traditional quilt for our new niece or nephew (expected in February);
- finish the Lens Quilt for DH and the play quilt for Robbie.

I have more plans; like making a journal quilt every month on a theme that is relevant to me at that time, and practice my drawing skills regularly, but they are not set in stone.

The photos in this posting were made at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha, that we visited on December 30th.


Margeeth said...

Hi Linda,

I am also quite hopeless at using a sketchbook. I know it is supposed to help you, but for me it is just a chore. I just 'make' my quilts in my head before I start sewing. Occasionally I write something down, but most things just remain in my head.

Lynn Cohen said...

Linda, I like that you added our blogs to the Around the World blog...Thanks, I added one more of mine, hope that is okay. They are quite different. With redundancies when I post a new quilt. ;-) One is more a daily journal with ALL my art endeavors, and one is just art quilts.

I want you to know I will be with the group in spirit when you meet together very soon now it seems.
I know you will all have such a wonderful time getting to know each other in person. Enjoy, enjoy !

And your work here on this blog is all terrific!!!