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:

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

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

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  3. i always love seeing these.

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. 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

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

    xox - eb.

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  11. i love the one with the water.

    and i didn't know that, george perec.

    love you

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

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  13. Anonymous12:54 pm

    you are truly gifted judy!

    this is just remarkable

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  14. 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.

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

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  16. 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.

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  17. your journal looks so beautiful

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

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx