Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wednesday's Wall Tour

"Coral Variations" # 4 hand dyed, machine stitched, hand stitched textile piece by Dijanne Cevaal of Musings of a Textile Itinerant . I began my blog life by searching, finding favorite sites and following them regularly...rarely leaving a comment as it would be anonymous and I didn't have my blog up and running. I noticed Dijanne was selling a series of these Coral Variations in various color combinations at a price I could afford and I jumped right on it. I paid for it with PayPal and Dijanne was very gracious and sent me this beauty. I was so thrilled to receive this piece and rushed out to frame it and get it on the wall to appreciate. I am a big fan of oranges and blues but she also had beautiful purples and blues and reds. The whole purchase online was a big event for me and I felt so empowered to be a part of the great big world of blogland. Look at me now!!

I've been out to the shed bringing in old work to hang on our walls. I needed what was on the walls for the upcoming show so now to fill in the gaps. It was like seeing old friends for me and Pablo now lives in new rooms!
Because I stopped working and framed, I tried today to return to a piece I was working on but for me I had been away too long and lost my way....it hurt but I covered it in one color and will return with fresh eyes and heart. ..maybe some journal writing. I don't believe in mistakes but rather all things lead to where I need to be for the next project.

16 comments:

  1. You're so right: Each piece becomes what it is, by where it's been.
    Just like people; with history.

    That is one gorgeous wall hanging,,and thanks for the link!

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  2. I can't pick up where I left off, either, after being away from the studio work for a while. Your plan to work your way back in sounds perfect. Enjoy!

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  3. That is fantastic. I could live with that. I will visit his site. I will bet that the art also added to your empowerment. That is a powerful piece or maybe I love that color combo as much as you do.
    And when I lose my way, I figure that there is a more important "way" out there.

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  4. this is a really beautiful piece! love the colors.....

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  5. Chris, Thank you...try to visit her site if you get a chance.

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  6. Babs,Thank you for the supportive comments...I had worked several days on one piece only to find I needed to change directions...not always an easy step!

    Leslie, Fresh eyes...a friend would tell me, I needed fresh eyes...it helps when reconnecting with work.

    Pat, It is a small piece 10"x10" but it packs a powerful punch...the colors are strong!

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  7. Cynjon, Thank you, buying it from blogperson makes it even more special to me.

    Jeane, Thank you...the colors and forms say coral reef to me!

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  8. Fantastic piece...reminds me of amoeba with a moroccan flair, so maybe paisleys!

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  9. Very yummy piece! I love Teri's comment about it....amoeba with a moroccon flair.

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  10. What a treasure! It's so delightful!

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  11. Teri, Perfect description: amoeba with a moroccan flair...Robyn agrees as well!

    Willow, It is a treasure...some of the simplest things beccome treasures.

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  12. Dijanne's piece is stunning--a fine acquisition.

    Know what you mean about having a painting go nowhere. Until it's painted over, and subsequently leads to the somewhere it was destined to take me.

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  13. "I don't believe in mistakes but rather all things lead to where I need to be for the next project." that's such a beautiful sentiment. i'm struggling to coax out my inner artist and i don't think i tell myself this often enough...

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