Madeline Best

a summary of busy hands

This is an incomplete list of the things I have made since March and little moments of daily life. I don’t think of this as art and it does not feel the same, but it is filling a need to make things and so I continue.

Without my usual practice, my hands need to keep doing something as my interactions are split between my family and a screen.

It’s not often that I make things for myself and that has been a small joy.

I knit to get through the zoom meetings, I listen better when my hands are busy. These sweaters equal hours and hours of digital interaction and sometimes an evening movie.

I sew into the night staying up too late and losing track of time.

I am mostly happy with how these things have all turned out.