I finally decided on the blue inner border and a glorious blossoming orange and yellow mum border. My husband calls this the red dot phase and so it is–trying to figure out where to put the dots, the leaves, the stems.
Before the next set of essays to grade come in (this Thursday), I’m working on ironing the leaves around their freezer paper templates, making circles and circles and circles. It feels good to be at this place. In the book, Learning by Heart, Corita says:
“There is an energy in the creative process that belongs in the league of those energies which can uplight, unify, and harmonize all of us. This energy, which we call ‘making,’ is the relating of parts to make a new whole. The result might be a paint, a symphony, a building.”
Or a quilt.