Tuesday, September 07, 2010

not to know but to go on


I stitch this piece every day. I use one complete skein of embroidery floss and scraps of cloth that I find in my basket.

It's about time, but not about the week or the season. It's more about the whirl of it all, the unending wonder of each day, the task of making time tangible.

17 comments:

Dolores said...

How big is it and how big will it get?

Jeana Marie said...

I would love to be able to hold it, it must feel amazing, looks amazing especially the woven illusion (though that seems the wrong word).
xo,
Jeana

Jacky said...

What a lovely way to while away the time...beautiful piece and I loved hearing your process.

Jacky xox

Penny Berens said...

Hi Judy; this concept of just taking strips and laying them down with stitch is really appealing.

raquel said...

me encanta

Linda said...

You have the patience of Job! Beautiful.

jude said...

you got that right.

Storycloth said...

Peaceful process, and a lovely set of windows as backdrop. Gilly

deanna7trees said...

like a meditation. love it.

Heather said...

Both your words and the piece are beautiful. At first I thought it was woven, a rag rug. Wonderful!

landofdreaming said...

just lovely - a wondrous ongoing creation
jill

ger said...

Wondrous... - can you tell where one day ends + the nexr starts...?

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

I likr the idea of sewing in a project as a ritual.

Velma said...

yep, i want to touch this.

leilani said...

This is beautiful - how in the world do you do this?

La Dolce Vita said...

this is just magnificent, I cannot imagine how large it will become!

Judy Martin said...

Each piece is about 15 inches by 24 inches.

I plan to keep working on the pieces for at least one year.

So far, I have 4 completed - and am well into the 5th.

I began this on July 10. Each piece of fabric covers a two week time period (aproximately).

I have been invited to show this piece in a solo exhibition in 2012.
The curator is assuming that it will take the whole gallery space.

It's good to have this affirmation. It keeps me motivated to continue.