1. Lazarus I, 2. (Treasure) Hunting Jacket, 3. Choobi (juee) bridge, 4. black panter, 5. closed gas-station 02, 6. Rusty Hole, 7. Blue Hare 1, 8. Palm, 9. shibori 4, 10. shibori, 11. repairing tapestry, 12. Young, 13. African Embroidery, 14. Rolled Bags, 15. Elderly smiling Ladakhi woman wearing large eyeglasses and a necklace containing a mantra, 16. St Michael’s Parish Church, 17. Ravie style henna, 18. jump!, 19. Blue Ridge, Rhodesian Ridge, 20. Rusty Lego brick? In true colour, 21. customer parking, 22. Bobbins, 23. Cloth construction detail, 24. bohot folkart house:17, 25. Mums and Orange Thyme~Primitive Patio Decor
Archive for May, 2011
Today I will get to work on time, so here is a simple shot from last night. This fragment is very, very nearly done. Because of the still-new rhythm of working five days a week out of the house, I have not used the machine for any of the quilting.
Getting there. Or not? I like flickr. It aids memory. Refreshes the heart and mind of the cycles that go ’round and ’round. Some evolving. Some degenerating. Reminders of the seasonal. But, this morning’s search reminded me that a version of this quilt (below), photographed in April of last year, was titled “One Year Into It” – which makes the piece above, “Two Years and A Month Into It”.
So now two things come to mind.
A question – How do I keep my thoughts from turning in on themselves and stewing in a negative pot? (i.e. “oh god, can’t I finish anything?!!! will I ever quilt at a satisfactory pace while working full-time? does that make me wrong to do X or Y?”).
And a NOTE TO SELF – perhaps it is time to employ a trick. Like the one I used to make a quilt in honor of the women of Gee’s Bend. THAT trick was – quilt must be made ONLY with scraps on floor or worktable and had to be designed in a single session.
For this, what? A deadline? No – it has to have something more than that. Any ideas?
Work from the bottom up? Letting the blue seep up and in (the rising waters associated with global warming) Let the blue be the filler when two irregular patches are coming together? Let the OFF-ness of the blue – its unintentionality, its potentially non-pleasing placement – stand for the idea that the consequences of global warming are unpleasing, don’t fit, and create mismatches of a truly awful nature.
Not to get too serious about it all, of course – because being too serious is a great way to stay stuck.
1. reach, 2. Embroidery Portrait of graffiti sticker, 3. Sunset border (1), 4. Wall Sculpture, 5. I added a couple more majickal elements…, 6. silk kiwifruit slices, 7. Very Moorish WIP, 8. Roadtrip to Woodstock!, 9. Nightcliff Beach, 10. Shoreline 1 Textile Art, 11. pieced, 12. reflections at Aberaeron, 13. The twilight came on, 14. Midnight Kyoto, 15. sad self portrait, 16. The birth, 17. makiage and the human factor…, 18. Freeform 8″x10″, 19. Untitled, 20. Mosaic Monday 11 April 2011, 21. swirly paint fishes, 22. muir beach coastal trail, 23. Memory keeper (detail), 24. 186 DROOMHUIS // DREAMHOUSE, 25. imperfect lines of me1