|Painting by Sally Moore.|
It was only after she was relocated to a senior living community near us in Chicago last month, that I was able to focus on a new type of construction. A Dress-Ability. The confluence of mom being a bit more settled and of me being asked to participate in a show at my old gallery brought forth a renewed burst of creativity.
The only piece I produced this quarter was a dress made from an old turquoise top I deconstructed and various bits & pieces of fabric I auditioned from my stash. I embroidered it's name, "Bounce Back-Ability" across the front. I suspect it will become part of a series of Dress-Abilities. You can see close ups of it on my Clothes from Summer page.
One thing I did do, amongst the traveling back and forth to Detroit every week to visit Mom, was buy things. Like crazy. Totally anti-Project Minima, stress-induced, and pseudo-creative. E-baying shoes, oh my. I don't know if I could even list them all. (all cool of course.) I would just mindlessly cruise shoes to turn my mind off.
And I lost touch with the whole bloggerhood. I didn't post, or comment, or even read. I wasn't able to focus and I felt bad about it. But I'm back now, slowly, kinda intermittently, bouncing-back. Mom's in the hospital again. 4th time in as many months. Maybe, perhaps, it's time for palliative care...