How to manage my 24

Color Melts Barbara Harms art quilt


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It Passes So Quickly

One day, for some reason, I read some my older posts. As I read, I noticed a common thread running through many.

I often seemed to be in a dither, “My shop is empty. My oh my! I need to make more quilts, More! More”. There weren’t enough hours in the day to  accomplish everything. 

It occurred to me that perhaps I was making  excuses for myself…hum, Could I benefit from an examination of my time management.

There are only 24 hours rs in any given day, no more, no less. The thing is, everyone has the same 24 hours. How do they manage? The answer is  scheduling. Planning ahead for the allotment of time they wish to devote to each activity.

So the question I have for myself is “How am I going to use my 24?”

In any case, here’s a few more quilts to show you. The first is The Red Egret. I noticed that I had never posted photos of  the finished quilt. The  other is “Color Melts”

It’s a silk painting, with the slightest amount  of thread work to add a touch of detail. It’s mounted on stretcher boards. It is quite long, 44″, making it hard to photograph the entire builtin one shot. I divided the photos into 3 sections. I included the links to my website and Etsy shop in case you might be interested in either one.

My website link

My Etsy shop my Etsy shop

Color Melts a fiber art
One of the fruits of my frenzy of  art quilting

Silk painting detail Color Melts

Color Melts B. Harms
A closer view

Red Egret

Details of his head and feathers

Color Melts-Barbara Harms
Red Egret entire art quilt





Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach Art has always played a role in my life, in one form or another. My family is filled with many artist's, so my love of art came naturally. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting. I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild at 15, the youngest member at that time. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, I was raising my children, part of that time as a single parent. My circumstances have changed, the kids are grown and I have more time for Art. Art is a form of therapy for me. I was introduced to quilting & fell in love. In time I missed the creative freedom painting made possible. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. I make creative decisions, choices, directions to take as they present themselves. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think to myself, "this is one of my better ones". when that happens, I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifying. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased art quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https:// Contact: inquiry Personal Links

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