Tuesday, February 28, 2017

a new body of work

I am pleased to be working on a new body of work for my exhbition in October,
I have eight pieces under way.
This one is an organic cotton landscape quilted into a wool batt.
Backed with an old linen table cloth. it feels cozy yet light.  Dreamy.  Serene.
We have just returned from a few days in the city.
Ned has monthly meetings there this year and I tag along.  We visit our kids.
 
 She's nearly 6 weeks now.
 
I stitched in the car both ways.  Sally Mann's audio book Hold Still kept us company.

Joy is a sublime emotion because it is accompanied by a kind of terror.  A feeling that it can't last.
Zadie Smith said that.    Joy just comes across us, unlike pleasure which is chosen.

12 comments:

  1. Your beautiful stitching. Your beautiful granddaughter. Sugar, that's lasting joy. xo

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  2. ((((SIGH))))
    Smiling--so so lovely this post and thank you too for Sally Mann--an interview to share
    http://www.npr.org/2015/05/12/405937803/making-art-out-of-bodies-sally-mann-reflects-on-life-and-photography

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  3. LINK again:
    http://www.npr.org/2015/05/12/405937803/making-art-out-of-bodies-sally-mann-reflects-on-life-and-photography

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  4. Thanks for the link, Micelle. It's great!
    x

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  5. Gorgeous ... and absolutely gorgeous ;) !!!

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  6. Wow! this new work is beautiful love the loops!

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  7. Mom is pleasure always chosen?

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  8. we can purchase pleasure, but joy just comes over us without our knowing

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  9. great post, Judy, and I love your new work... sweet precious baby... :>)

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  10. the joy in your work is monumental

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  11. The photo of her over his shoulder is a song, and love how the shapes in your quilt align with the road ahead…all joy-filled.

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  12. Oh the vista of the unbroken miles of highway ahead! I have driven across Canada several times, though not in winter. That photo is so resonant - and the stitching fits right in. Then, the anticipation of seeing children and grandchildren...

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