Final thoughts I will continue this blog, adding words and photos art related and when I have a new piece, I will gladly share. I'm active on Facebook. . Thanks for taking the time to read this!
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Monday, September 17, 2018
There is a beautiful Blindfolded Angel Hasidic tale but this little one is more personal story about not seeing, not knowing....trusting in the mending. Hopefully I'll be back full steam at the work table!
Sunday, May 27, 2018
This one had many lives as I struggled with a composition relating to movement. I've dreamt about floating between stars as a meditation but not so easy in real time. I lost count with all the different ways these stars found their place and I can tell you there are plenty more still left on the work table. I'm going to thank these (lucky) stars that I am done and now to a favorite and necessary pastime...clean the studio!
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Returning to my ancient cloth series, I have started with sacred.... torn, stained and bits of copper leaf. I began with words in my journal, decorative stitching, ritual, ancient, long buried, remnants. Slow process for me following words and bits of fabric...days spent looking, asking my self questions as well as telling myself my brand of archaeological desert stories. Yesterday I realized it was close to being finished and I felt finally at ease and calm.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Slow going on this second piece('Catalog Green' the first)of taking a good look at spring...both in memories and observation. On observation our weather has been a mixed bag...rain, sunshine and even hail! And on the subject of memories, I always draw upon my childhood visiting my grandmother. She had the most magical garden and introduced me to each flower, shrub and tree. I can still see her wearing her apron and yes her slippers...she would admire blooms, and occasionally bend down to pull an unwanted weed. Most mornings she would visit with neighbors over the fence, water with a long green hose and then take me in for soft boiled eggs and a cup of (milky) coffee.
.Next big project clean the studio!
Monday, February 26, 2018
A study of colors of grass. Choosing cloth and using my brand of archeology to catalog orderly examples of remembered sections of lawns, grass seeds, meadows. Created as a notebook page...worn from review. I'm 73 now and I forget and remember so many precious moments. I remember seeding a lawn, laying on fresh cut lawn watching clouds, walking knee deep in warm meadow grass. This might be the beginning of a series of 'cloth notebooks'.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Another example of dream tree images is in the side bar...Ancient Treeline. I used my handcut stamp of a palm tree top and added more fabric for the trunk.This fabric was once again a generous gift from Connie Rose.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Ancient story here about Judah and Joesph but I got 'caught up' in the making and re-making. I just plain struggled with it...beginning problem was using a light-weight silver fabric. Settled on this one and rather like it...who doesn't like an apple?