Friday, January 18, 2013

Birthing the Crone

There are days when I look in the mirror and think, "Who is that?" For the most part, I like getting older. I am becoming more comfortable in my skin and I care less and less what others think of me. I laugh loud and often! I say what I mean and I mean what I say. That said, I still have to deal with not being able to do all that I did when I was younger. Masks have been my things for a long time  so it seemed perfect to make one that deals with aging. She's not done yet but I wanted to share what I have been working oon  and to accept Nina-Marie Sayre's offer to join in on her Off the Wall Fridays challenge. What a great way to create support and accountability!

I also want to thank Pride of the Prairie Quilters for once again inviting me to share and warming embracing me. What a fabulous group of women! For the first time in my twenty-five years of being involved with quilt guilds, I saw a guild with multiple people running for board offices because they wanted to be involved and make a difference. It was amazing as was their show and share.


12 comments:

  1. What a wonderful piece! I'm right there with you...looking in that mirror and wondering about the person I see there. What else are you planning on doing to this piece?

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    1. Thank you. I'm thinking about putting quotes in her hair on women and aging. Thoughts?

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  2. Karen, it is good to have a sense of humor as we get older, (and I am very much older than I have ever been) we need it to have the guts to move on. I like the Crone. She is just under the skin of all of us. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment.

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  3. I think this is great! Not sure it needs much else. She has character already that could easily be deminished. If the quilting is writing, I would make it disappear from a distance...something to discover when close.
    Sandy in the UK

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    1. Sandy, I was thinking about writing the quotes. Thoughts?

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  4. Being a crone is so liberating! I can love my older body as it is and know that aging is part of life.

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    1. Yep aging is a part of life. Now just have to make sure to live it to the fullest. Hugs, Karen

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  5. You crone is great! I feel better about my graying hair already!

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  6. Oh, Karen - I think that this may be the best project you have ever done. I just love the crone! And yes, I truly can identify with the aging stuff.

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    1. Diane, I am so touched. Thank you! Hugs, Karen

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