This year I am determined to share with you
as well as the finished project...
the everyday workings of the studio..
so finished or not..
and definitely unfinished..
"There is no art without contemplation..."
here we are..
small stitches on tiny shreds of fabrics...
"A weak background is a terrible thing.."
some are stitched to paper..
and scraplets of cardboard...
some are ribbon stitched to cloth..
"Color is only beautiful when it means something.."
many tea and vegetable dyed..
and some bits are simply stitches
torn from fabric...
but all done as a study in contemplation..
that is a great word...
the flow of what is to come forward..
"Do whatever you do intensely..."
As it has been
rainy pouring and wet ..thunderous
these past few, dark,
I find it comforting to sit and sew..
freeing my brain
from any thought..
as I create a smattering of tiny stitches
that will tell me where they want to live..
at the appropriate moment..
taking time for contemplation
is paramount to creation..
and relaxation is always key to releasing control..
my goal is always less struggle
in the studio..
I am also working on
my Portrait of Ella..
and a new series based on my
March art journal pages..
so off I go to peruse
contemplate, and paint..
I hope your week offers time
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