I began new work on a large format using small circles but after much effort, quick fix, slow fix and plenty of starts and restarts, I decided to rip and cut and begin again. This piece is one of three 12"x12"from that earlier effort. Funny how plans change and the work has a way of demanding its own life. The three jewel like circles (again working with the theme of human and divine and the glow of that connection) on the left machine stitched red and gold cloth with an outline of aqua. The imagery on the right is from an old page from somewhere and found in my collage box. It is machine stitched to cloth, netting, felt with the addition of stones and plastic spiral. I like the aqua line and the black background, I rarely use a solid black but in this case I believe a kind of serenity is achieved? All in all I like it and it came from such earlier struggling on my part...lesson given hopefully lesson learned...listen to my heart more than my head.
I am still recovering from my hospital stay...Pablo is a great caregiver and this spring weather is better than all the pills. I have been sitting on the deck just "breathing in" fresh air and fresh hope. It is also the NBA playoffs so there are plenty of games and some excitement. Our favorite team, the Warriors didn't make the playoffs...bummer. I'm not working very long in the studio but I am staying connected to my journal...writing, another healing force.