Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Notice what you notice

I spent the morning watching the haze lift from the sky while doing some foundation piecing by hand. I took several photographs over the three hour period, but only a single moment is depicted in each. Photographs capture single moments. On the other hand, the period of time spent making stitched art is tangible. Add in the power of repeated human touch and the result is extra ordinary. Why is it undervalued?

Jay and Erika are here.

5 comments:

arlee said...

So pure and so hazy at the same time--snow in august.....

Elizabeth said...

Don't know why it is underrated but I'm enjoying every minute of it.

jude said...

because, sadly, it often goes...unnoticed.

Anonymous said...

unnoticed... like a lot of women's work

Mal* (turning*turning) said...

Catching up on blog reading -- love this entry. Once again you have given me great food for thought. I've always sensed a great power in hand stitching, and largely because it does mark a passage of time. Lovely, Judy.