Tuesday, February 21, 2012

resisting time's erasure

I laid out my daily stitch journal on Little Current's waterfront boardwalk over the weekend. Although it was a sunny day, I placed it in the cast shadow of the post office building so that I could photograph it from my studio window. My studio is above the post office. The window right above the sign is mine, also the one to the immediate right. They give ample north light all day long. The panels got a little damp and snowy. I laid them out on the table to dry out for a day.
Remember that a journal is a unit of space, it's the surface area a farm labourer can work in a day.
Georges Perec

21 comments:

Jeannie said...

Judy, your journal is gorgeous and amazing laid out like that. Your view from the studio is fabulous. I love brick buildings.

Caterina Giglio said...

tlovely definition...

iNd!@nA said...

a wonderful journal
beautifully photographed
the marks on the back
as
delightful as the singing colours on the front

deanna7trees said...

i always love seeing these.

Notjustnat said...

These are just beautiful. Love the photograph and the setting, brilliant idea - hugs Nat

lynda Howells said...

these are beautiful to see and layed out like that made them look so amazingxxlynda

Jennifer said...

Your journals are exquisite. I always enjoy seeing them, but this time is even more wonderful with them all laid out creating such a lively and colorful line.

What a great spot for a studio! Love the view.

Ms. said...

Your 'units of space'--each 'surface area a --- laborer can work in a day' (though you may do more), the varied expression of that simple idea, executed with precise and visible steps, like ritual, seem to set the world right. The long line in the snow reminds me of works like Christo and Jeanne Claude's "Running Fence", yours an allusion, not to crossing boundaries but to documenting days and home making. Setting it in the context of the larger world outside by placing it next to a water course, it becomes a path within the landscape, a part of that story. I really like it very much. I like it too, in the basket when it's indoors.

Gina said...

Wow! They look amazing laid out like that, although also beautiful rolled and in the basket. What a fabulous outlook for your studio.

Jacky said...

That is so satisfying to see them all laid out like that .... what an amazing body of work already. I loved the view from your studio and all of those close ups.
Your daily stitch journals...I love seeing them all laid out like that.

Jacky ox

saskia said...

beautiful

eb said...

the colors of touch
gathering up your days
spread like a path
to tomorrow...

xox - eb.

Penny Berens said...

Amazing Judy!

April said...

i love the one with the water.

and i didn't know that, george perec.

love you

montse llamas-artsandcats said...

It's amazing how it is growing. I also love the pictures from your studio window. It looks magic in front of water...

Serena said...

you are truly gifted judy!

this is just remarkable

handstories said...

it really seems a part of the earth, or reflection of...just love it.
ps i sent you an email w/a question about linking? hope it was to the right address.

Velma said...

"unit of space", marking time, marking space, marking a woman's life.

saskia said...

afterthought: if this isn't Art I don't know what is......and maybe I don't even want to label it(I'm thinking 'bout your post on the c word)but this is just so, so good, because it just is, like a stream or a cloud or the air we breathe, and need, what you are creating here Judy, is what we need.

maggie winnall said...

your journal looks so beautiful

Christine said...

So very overwhelmed here in my humble space while looking at your work. I am better for having connected with you.