Thursday, February 19, 2009

the retreat quilt

I spent another four hours in my lovely studio today cutting up one of the large collages on canvas that I've been working on there and re-arranging the pieces. The effort was unsuccessful and it's depressing because I wonder if I've wasted rare and precious studio time over the last two months on these four messy pieces.

No wonder I try to find an hour each morning to retreat into 'power and beauty', the quilt pictured above and just hand stitch.

2 comments:

Deb said...

As they are presented, they are each progressively more interesting and evocative. The last one posted is the best but I put my finger over the girls face to see the design without it. Try it.

You wrote at that time that doing the work was elating...with good reason, I'd say.

Anonymous said...

I really like these "messy" collages. I think that you should do more, make a series of them, maybe try some with cloth, paint, and stitch. I don't think that you're wasting studio time if you're learning.
Joanne