Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Story

8"X8", printed cloth, scraps of old failed work, beads and clock hand and embroidery.

The Story:   An amulet found in the desert sands. Designed after the great Pillar of Lost Directions. An ancient pillar that stood on the bank of the River Yarmuk...now forever crumbled to sand and stone. One of the features of this amulet besides the moveable arrow is the abundance of X's all reminding one to the wise words "Here I Am".

My little story finishes this piece and the online class. Still writing sessions and thoughtful conclusions but for the most part...complete.I might add a few ribbon covered eyelets for hanging. I came away with some new/old reminders of what is important in my art making as well as a few clear directions.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Mandala lll

8" around, assorted printed cloth, random scraps, embroidery, two layers of rope trim.
I'm on lesson 3 of my online class. I opted to create a mandala expressing my personal traits. Funny, curious, kind and intelligent with the addition of guarded and reclusive. The rope trim seems best to signify the last two traits! This and the other lessons have been great, very insightful and a good group to connect with along the way ... there are two more with a sixth to wrap up!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Equinox 2017

4"x4" each piece, tea stained cloth, rust stained cloth, printed fabric both stamps and sun printing, embroidery, pearl beads and assorted papers.
Part of my online class. I think I worked too fast and will try to slow down on the next assignment as this is truly about finding meaning in ones work. If I work too fast (being a good student) I will miss some of the depth of the lessons. First one is upper left piece,second to the right, bottom also left (3rd) and right is fourth with the center being the last...fifth. I'm enjoying the online class and especially like seeing others work and their take on assignments.
 Autumn is really here and my garden is changing.  I'm feeling all the ramifications of the changes both physical and spiritual...accepting this early darkness and morning chill.