Block 33: March 22, 2013

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TGIF, friends.

Back in the blues today. I’ve been wondering if this fabric pairing would be interesting or successful for several days (weeks?); I think it turned out pretty good. Thoughts?

I’ve also started to think if it’s better to choose two fabrics with a high color contrast (i.e. Red paired with Green, Orange with Blue, Purples with Yellow, etc… basic color wheel ideas) or if it’s interesting to keep each block in a color world (pale blue with a darker blue, one green with a deeper green, etc). Given the scale of this project (I still have 967 of these to go!), I keep reminding myself that it might not even matter.

In the end, a little color variety might make the end product even richer: when viewed as a whole from a distance, it’ll turn into it’s own “thing.” I keep reminding myself that- only when you get close- will you notice the differences in the individual blocks.

Keep reminding myself that this might be an exercise in Pointillism more than anything.

Date: March 22, 2013

Location: Apartment, Washington Heights, NYC

Person I would have sent it to: Because you’ve been in my thoughts so much recently… Mikey.

I’ve known you since, what… has it been since the Fall of 2007? Or Winter 2008? Honestly, I remember the show that brought us together (neither of us will really forget that production; to this day I don’t know how you stayed on to finish prepping the work and THEN running the show), but can’t tell you when I was first introduced to you.

But that’s a moot point. Whether or not a difference of a few months means much in terms of our friendship/working relationship, I still consider you one of my hallmarks in New York. I know I don’t get to connect with you frequently, and I do know it’s mostly (all) my fault, but you’re a good person.

You’re a good friend.

Whenever I get the opportunity to spend some time with you, I can’t decide if you’re so much more worldly than me or not. I just think you see life in clearer terms than I do. I think you can evaluate life in a more efficient manner than I am.

I think- and I know- that people value having you around.

But I understand how things aren’t always upbeat (Lord, do I). I get the frustration. I get the unhappiness. I get the idea that things could be better.

I wish I could tell you to be happy (because you’re awesome!) and have you believe it. I hope you already believe it and don’t need me to say it.

You’re awesome!

Music I listened to while sewing: In honor of Stephen Sondheim’s birthday, it had to be one of his shows, right? Today was Company, which is a show I didn’t *get* until a few years ago… when I turned 30. If you listen to this show and aren’t moved by the yearning for connection, I think you might be dead.

That I’m still listening to it at 8pm on a Friday night should tell you how this Friday night will end.

Thoughts/Feelings behind the block: Even though I’ve been thoroughly Sondheim aurally today, I’ve been thinking of the Talking Heads song “Once in a Lifetime.” If you need me to write the lyrics out, let me know.

“You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here? ”

Happy weekend, everyone.

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