I finished the stairs a few weeks ago.
Archive for June, 2009
I just finished piecing a baby blanket –
Originally, I was going to use all decorator scraps — but it didn’t feel youthful enough, so to enliven the design, I added some cows, some spinning stick figures (a chunk leftover from the Preschool Commission Quilt) and the Australian ocher birds . It was Danny’s idea to add the blue. Looking at it now, I think a little more of the mid-range green should have come out to the top edge. Tomorrow, I’ll quilt and bind it.
As I mentioned, I am cleaning the studio… before and after pix to come, but for now, some still lifes from bulletin board, fridge, and work tables…
I suppose each image provides a To Do List item with it — for the above? Find original collage of “MYSTERY/BELOVED/FLOW/HERE” and transfer to fabric. Query — where has the sex gone from my work?!!
TO DO Item for this picture — find collage series (there were six, I think) and go make color copies — play with scale and group together as originally intended. Transfer better ones to fabric and stitch.
The actress shown is Pam Grier (she is riding a roller coaster), clipped from magazine after seeing and loving the movie she starred in along with Samuel L. Jackson – Jackie Brown.
This collage had something to do with surrender and female power and fertility — I love the inclusion of a photo of little Danny (not part of the collage) taken at cousin Emily’s birthday party years ago, sitting astride a pony for the very first time, all aglow with the novelty and wonder of it…
To Do Item for this picture — start assembling fabrics for another elephant quilt. I am not done with them yet!
To Do Item for this still life is not crafty so much as psychological — Get The Queen Out of The Shadow!!!! That little drawing, done by me at around age eight, belongs in the light of day — don’t you agree? Perhaps I should make a few tiaras… they could always go on a doll!
Joker needs a body; Archbishop, forgiveness.
These guys, bless their little hearts, just ask to be appreciated!!
I was so amazed to see sun and shadows the other day, I had to take pictures!
Summer’s bounty from Angino Farm share provided Dan’s and my dinner.
Dan also cooked up a couple of hot dogs.
The quilter Janet Bolton was featured in one of the very first quilting books I ever bought and has remained a favorite. Her small, nearly monochromatic still lifes are exquisitely composed and textured and have an upbeat whimsy about them… She composes at the ironing board and works small.
That book by the way is “The Passionate Quilter“.