Tuesday, December 09, 2014

go slow stop thinking

I have been working with intensity on my piece for Wild Pure Aesthetic Wonder.
I've named the one panel I'm focusing on Beginning With Time. (continued from here)  The size has increased and I am glad that I can no longer touch the edges.
I used borders to achieve the increase in scale but now have some design challenges and not much time left before I have to ship the panel to Newfoundland.

I am loving the process.  Ordered seed stitch.  Accumulation.
I hope that what my work communicates is the quiet joy of making and at the same time the feeling that we are each just a tiny speck.
go slow....stop thinking.....look around
Van Gogh

9 comments:

Velma Bolyard said...

your stitches echo the quote from van gogh beautifully. i love your hand stretching into the stitch.

wholly jeanne said...

The smallness of the stitch tickings, the immensity of the cloth invite us to stop thinking and get lost in wonder.

Wendy @ the Late Start Studio said...

The regular stitches, the colours, they all make me slow down. It looks so cuddly.

Judy Martin said...

In regard to the Van Gogh quote: I was having design problems because of the wide borders...how to integrate them with the central area?

It was the 'look around' part that helped. I put the stitching down and went outside. I looked at nature. I looked at my daily view and the trees that made a natural frame.

Responding to the patterns in nature and being reassured by them...helped.

x

B. Garner said...

Steady, magical stitch - the beautiful linear lines that emerge. Crossing under and over, marking colour - stories. Emerging grace and commitment - always Judy.

In awe.
Bethany

jude said...

i like the sense and reference to scale here.

Threadpainter said...

'I hope that what my work communicates is the quiet joy of making and at the same time the feeling that we are each just a tiny speck.'
So True !
Beautiful, beautiful, and I imagine you will miss this pieces when it heads to Newfoundland.

Deb G said...

Is it wool? I always love thinking about how much of a miracle a little speck can be...

apiecefullife said...

Thanks for the link to Newfoundland. Somewhere i really want to go! And for textiles, my passion.