November 15 by 15

Abigail LivingoodInspiration, News

Time to wear the beaded Indian Corn necklace!
There is snow on the ground, enough that I had to shovel and use the snow thrower, but I am still in mind that it is fall – I am wearing my Indian Corn necklace!  There is so much seasonal overlapping outdoors with bushes and trees still leafed and the melted foliage of my hostas that looks like beached jellyfish on top of the snow. It makes it more obvious that even seasons of artwork and spiritual maturing overlap.  They lead and bleed and reverse direction and mess up any linear progression I might wish for.  Staring out my window at our crabapple tree, still with leaves and fruit, a flock of Song Sparrows came and cleaned the fruit off the tree in two swarming’s. Wow, I am so glad the apples were there for the taking.

What I am still finding inspirational is the color against the white.  The too-much-ness of it.  I remember a Meryl Streep movie where she and her adult (minimalist) daughter are making ornaments for an outdoor community Christmas tree. She explains to her daughter that when making these ornaments “more is more”.  That stuck with me, “more is more”, because it reminds me to question the minimalist in me – the times I edit and restrain. My most joyous spiritual and artistic experiences are in too-much-ness. Times I have not planned so much as followed a lack of knowing plan.  Yup, when I feel like I don’t know exactly then that is where I will know God and completeness in my day. So this is a great moment to breathe in the too-much-ness, the abundance of this day.

“Curious”, 51″w x 40.5″h, fiber, Iris and Marigold Series

You still have time to see the Central Iowa Textile Artists group show at The Ankeny Art Center where I have several pieces on display.  The show is up through November 27th.  The gallery is open M-F 9am-1pm, Th 4pm-7pm, and Sat 9am-12 noon. Here is the gallery link for more information and directions.

I am really pleased to tell you my fiber piece, “Curious”, was juried into the Greater Des Moines Exhibited XXVI show at the Heritage Gallery!  This is a beautiful exhibition space and you can see “Curious” and meet all the artists at the Reception and Awards ceremony, Sunday, November 17, from 2-5 PM.  I look forward to seeing you there Sunday.  The show will run from November 12, 2019 to January 13, 2020. (that’s the first time I have written 2020!) This is the link for gallery hours and directions.



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