Wednesday, June 15, 2011

eleven months of obsession

I pinned my daily stitching up today. The walls are nine feet high. The chair gives an idea of scale, the white bar in the image is part of the building. I've been stitching one skein of embroidery floss each day since last July. Not finished yet.

Not to know, but to go on

24 comments:

Claire said...

wow. !!! These look wonderful all together. I had no inkling of the vibrant colours!!!

stitchinglife2 said...

I was surprised by the colour too. They make a huge statement hanging together like that. Thank you for the lesson in trust - 'not to know, but to go on'. I feel fortified by that.

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

wow! I'd forgotten this project... No idea you were still sewing on it... It looks amazing once hanged.

Good lesson for me as well. I sometimes feel pressed to know where I'm exactly going to.

chrissythreads said...

Fantastic!

Penny Berens said...

Amazing! And I remember they started from that old family rug.

Jennifer said...

How wonderful!!! I've enjoyed the snippets of these pieces that you've occasionally posted, but.....WOW. I'd love to stand in front of your installation and just take it all in. Inspiring.

Serena said...

wow!!! absolutely beautiful.

raquel said...

me encanto es una belleza ,se de que obsesiĆ³n hablas saludos

lynda Howells said...

wow that's deditation for you..beautiful work judy and great to see it all up in one place.x congrats

Judy Whaites said...

Amazingly beautiful colors, they look fantastic all put together.

helen salo said...

amazing and inspiring!

Jennifer said...

I love so much about this. Capturing life, each day. Memories, colors, textures, magnitude, faith. Simply beautiful.

Claire said...

This is so wonderful. I love the way time is captured day by day, stitch by stitch.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

This is your symphony of colour!! It's just beautiful!

Jacky said...

Truly inspirational Judy...such beautiful colours and quite textural looking. What an accomplishment. I remember seeing bits and pieces of this as you have been stitching, but to see it together!!!!
There will be so many memories in this work...family, trips ....
This is beautiful. I am smiling!

Jacky xox

Heather Hutchinson said...

All so beautiful.

Susan said...

they are each so beautiful alone - but to see them together - such a powerful presence of time kept

Ann said...

As a self-confessed colour-holic, I just adore what you've done here. Do you use this as a type of daily meditative practise? It seems perfect for that.

April said...

mom!this is startling! omigoodness what an effect! it looks fantastic!!! way to go girl.
SO BRAVE!

Els said...

WOW this is SO beautiful!
I saw them sometime ago but didn't know that it was such a(wonderful) obsession!!!

yvette said...

unbelievable...great
Via Penny.

iNd!@nA said...

am in awe.

helen salo said...

This project and the never ending mark of time, and I was here, is one of many reasons I admire you so much as an artist. All together on the wall is truly incredible!!!

Kelly Marszycki said...

absolutely stunning work -- abstract art, a trail of threads and fiber -- inspiring to one who keeps stitching bits and fragments with no goal in mind other than to calm the mind and the senses!