Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Autumn Shadows

12"x10" and growing! assorted cloth, stamped bleached fabric, embroidery and tea stained cloth.\
Slow going on this one...my last look at Autumn...autumn on my deck. Sunsets, branches, shadows, shapes and nests and birds....I'm expecting about 20" in length. I plan on starting some bead work next.

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!