If you ever attended the AQS Quilt Show in Paducah you will remember the Executive Inn, that vast seedy dump of a hotel that for many years served as the quilt show venue, and even after most of the show moved to a new convention center a few years ago, held many vendors.
Here's what it looks like now -- visualize this pile of rubble going on for two city blocks. No tears from me.
I make abstract art -- usually with a needle but sometimes with a pen, brush or camera, scissors and glue, pliers and wirecutters, whatever is there. I have a husband, two sons, seven sewing machines, a big messy studio and lots of other people's art. Life is good!