The domestic practice embodies making, evaluating and planning. The domestic space is the studio in which I plan for my future, make to do lists, clean, cook, make art that demonstrates an aspect of that future being planned. Everything exists on an even plane: taking my dog out, working on quilts, doing dishes, learning new techniques, making dinner, talking over breakfast with my husband, doing laundry, making quilts for my sisters' weddings, working at the library, grocery shopping, etc. It all must be done and is a vital part of my practice. The things that are made and exist to be seen by others embody the parts of my ideal domestic future that have yet to be attained. I make them so I have them even though I don’t yet have them. Right now it is quilts on a clothesline. I imagined having a big long clothesline in my meadow of a back yard where I could air out my grandmother’s table clothes, dry big pieces of fabric I dyed using materials from my land, and drying freshly washed quilts after hosting a family gathering. That’s why I am making my current piece. But I am also learning about farming and bee keeping and saving money to buy land. It isn’t about going back to the past. It is about creating and maintaining a livable life. I make to-do lists and plan obsessively for the future. The art is the planning, making and being in the life I exist within. The physical objects that come out of this practice include quilts, dinner, home installations, pillows, plants, folded and mended clothes, fabrics to be used eventually, notebooks of lists, and alphabetically organized books. This domestically focused creative practice is motivated by the need to organize, plan, and create a sustainable experience within which to live.