Sheryl Eggleston

A Journey of Words and Stitches

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Winds of Change

I'm sure you've seen the t-shirts and other kitch that one can bring back from a trip that say "I went to San Francisco and this is all I brought back". Well, this is all I brought back (we won't mention the 3 dyed silk scarves from a conference vendor!).

This little twig was on the ground on our way to the car on the last day and it just said 'pick me up'. And I'm so glad I brought it back with me. It will help me reflect and meditate on all that I learned and absorbed over the 3 days of information pertaining to the art quilt and how the art world perceives them.

I'm not quite sure, yet, how it will all affect me and my art, but I believe I'm in for a profound change.

The twig's branch is smooth and mellow, the wood is bent a bit and it looks to be perpetually blowing in the wind. It has already weathered quite a bit and its greenery is struggling to have its spot in the sun.

Isn't that what we are all trying for?


  1. I love your branch! I can't tell you how many pieces of dried trees and shrubs I've collected over the years! Takes me back in an instant to the feelings and thoughts I was having when they called me to take them home! .... of course the silk scarves will do that too!

  2. hmm. winds of change indeed. can't wait to see how you are affected by what we heard and saw at the SAQA conference...