– Inspirations and considering what’s next

I found this when we were picking up trash along Ranch Road 12 a couple of years ago …
It’s a chunk of armadillo road kill and I love it … Don, not so much. I keep trying to convince him it should go into one of his assemblages, to no avail.
So today I had a brainstorm. I’ve been combing parking lots ever since reading bottle tops and stitches on Alice Fox’s blog (and yes, I already have her new book on order). Not wanting to be imitative, it’s been a puzzle how best to use them. Now I’m thinking I may combine them into a rust and stitch reprise of my beloved armadillo relic …
My current bottle top collection
But then again, I’ve had another project cooking on my mental back burner for months. There was a painting titled Door through Window that I photographed at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe last October (and yes, I did ask first if I could). I couldn’t get enough of it, especially after realizing it was painted the year I was born …
In my mind it has become”Georgia’s Window” and I’ve been searching out (and dyeing) linen in order to make a stitched impression …

Thank goodness for thrift stores …

So now that I’ve gathered my thoughts and my stuff, what remains to be seen is which project will come next.