Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dreaming in Green



I'm posting this on the fly...I forgot about this being the third Thursday, Roy G Biv Day and today being GREEN. First cloth piece "Circle of Return" second one is a mixed media "Marking Time" and the third is fabric "Portal in Citrine".  For more green click on Julie B Booth!

Also take a ride over to The Altered Page for a series of photos (My bedroom wall is there!) about artist's living with art!






Sunday, April 12, 2015

Beloved Silence


12"x15", embroidery, gold beads, machine stitching, painted muslin, digital writing and images on suede and muslin.Painted trim and rust stained string.
This is the last of the "Ancient Scribe Series". The letter ayin ...this letter is said not to speak but only to see. Beautiful prayers begin with this letter and we all know the power and beauty of silence. It's been seven in all for this series and challenging for sure what with using a letter as part of the piece. I'm glad I did it...I'm richer for having had the experience. I'll frame and show a select few later in the summer. Now I need to ask myself what might be next? I'm still loving cloth and stitching and beads but I think what I need right now is to experiment and play. I have a list in my journal of titles that can easily lead me if I need inspiration. I also will continue to write each morning in my journal.Oh, yes, first I'll clean the studio!!

Spring is calling me for yard clean up and new color plantings. I need to repaint the kitchen and household repairs are all listed and available for the handyman. Beautiful time of year!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Here I am!


12"x14, painted cloth, hand cut stamp, copper beaded letter, copper sheet, digital photo copy, embroidery and machine stitching, beaded fringe.

The letter Hay featured has the sound of breathing out...an effortless sound. This letter begins many holy and special words. My favorite is the call 'Heneini' which means 'Here I am". A letting go, a complete availability to the one who calls.

The copper sheets for the wings was once a heart shape in an art book I made several years ago. It was great to re-purpose the heart into wings.The small straight stitches in the bottom section has two small x's...my way of marking my place in 'Here I am'. I placed a close up view...I seem to go from perfect stitching to loose machine stitching/drawing...trying for the ancient scribe...the found fragment. I have one more letter to go and I will have completed seven Hebrew letters in this scribe series...it has been a great experience and a huge lesson in trusting my process.

Happy Spring! Drought or no drought, I'll enjoy this beautiful dry spring and savor the flowers still  able to bloom. I'll use grey water and enjoy some potted color plants too!