Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Painted Rocks

We took our visitors to the painted rocks yesterday. One can walk for hours on these unique volcanic formations in Northern Georgian Bay. Still considering how to join my journal panels together.


  1. Those are some awesome pictures! thanks for sharing and for the post, really enjoyed it.

  2. So soothing! Always glad to stop by and view the beauties you share!

  3. Anonymous2:46 pm

    are you wanting them joined for/with stability or looking for a way to emotionally tie them to one another?

    just curious if you're looking for a stable technical method or a more emotional technique.

  4. Anonymous2:47 pm

    ps. your link to helen is wonky. too many https i think. love seeing what your family is up to too.

  5. Serena,
    I'm looking for a beautiful method.

    I like how the panels are when they are separate, but for exhibition, I think I need to gather them up.

    I had thought of making a big book of them.

    I had thought of joining them in an evident way - so that the artist canvas edges show.

    I had thought of joining them in a long line like a path - endless time.

    I had thought of joining them into an immense wall...so tall and wide like the sky.

    Now I think I will join them like a long scroll, that you have to 'read' left to right, left to right, and then start over again ...from top to bottom. Still in a scroll, but a horizontal line joined to slightly different horizontal lines...all mounted at eye level in a long horizontal. No edges visible , just a long stream. Time is a river idea.

  6. The rocks are fantastic - thank you for showing them to us. I like your idea for joining the panels like a river, seems very appropriate.

  7. Joining and finishing things...I Love your speculations on how to exhibit them (rich in emotional information). I did three six foot panels on paper once (Brahma Vishnu Shiva) finished them by pasting and sewing a decorative border of patterned ribbon all round each one, then sewed taps at the tops to hang them on dowels, exhibited them by hanging with invisible fishing wire from ceiling hooks slightly away from the walls so light behind them made them luminous. Another time I did a thirty foot continuous drawing, again, on paper, and wanted to mount it on a large drum so it could be rotated for viewing a scenario of sky with goddesses like stars, end to end and continuous (it never happened, and now the work is rolled up like a wallpaper roll. One needs space, time and $ to get back to that sort of work, but one is otherwise occupied with survival.

  8. Wonderful lanscapes!

    I can hear your mind working and working... I can't wait to see what you decide.

  9. your journal panels remind me of the colored sands in the Israeli desert.
    you could join them with rings so they are slightly separated from each other.

  10. Anonymous9:44 pm

    see i like the idea of the scroll, the portability, the motion, the importance, the overall notion that time might be smuggling something subversive, secret, and even while visible still hidden from plain view.

    thinking codexes and early smuggled religious scrolls.

    this also got me thinking a lot about early calenders and formats of that.

    glad you shared your thought process on here. nice.

  11. Anonymous4:24 am

    What an interesting conversation. My first thought was for a scroll too, that you could fold into a book concertina-like. A book of days. 'Days are where we live' - Philip Larkin. Will be interested to see what you decide.

  12. Awesome rocks and wonderful stitching. I'm sure you will find a solution to joining your panels Judy.

  13. I had no idea that the rocks were so beautiful in your neck of the woods. The scroll idea sounds good.

  14. Glorious rocks...glorious stitches.

  15. Anabella9:52 am

    I keep coming back to this post... The rocks are amazing, and the work they inspired just stunningly beautiful. I really want to make a mosaic with natural stones of that last photo of the rocks. I've looked it up online, to see if I could fine larger photos, but have not been able to... where exactly is this located? Painted Rocks is not coming up with anything useful... I'd love to go visit there some time... Thanks for sharing!


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