One of my goals for 2006 was to spend more time making art. Above you will see an overview of most of the work I made this year. I am pleased, overall, with what I accomplished. I hope the coming year will allow me to do even more. It has been exciting to sell some pieces. It has been exciting to exhibit some work in both familiar and in new venues. It has been satisfying to try new ideas and experiment with new techniques. I am happy to have been able to donate work that has raised money for worthwhile causes. It has been wonderful to meet and get to know new friends who do the same kind of work, and to appreciate more than ever, the friends who have been here for so long.
Personally, it has been a year of sadness and of great joy. It has been a year of putting priorities in place and making hard decisions. And, jeez!—it was the year I turned 60, which was something that was quite breathtaking and sobering and a lot to think about. I have come to the end of this year quite happy and looking forward to really wonderful things in the coming year.
I hope you've all had a good year as well.
P.S. The composite, above, is of most of the quilts I made this year. It is not one big quilt! Seems like that isn't immediately clear. (see the first comment)