Thursday, April 25, 2019

voluptuous time

It's about time
We had bonfires during the Easter weekend
 The previous week we were on the road and I stitched.
It's medicine, this piece.
I also took photos of the winter trees and of the emerging earth through the car window.
I'm using black wool thread to make the repetitive stitches.
Each mark is different.  They are all the same.
The kids were home for Easter
They've gone back to the city now.
And the fire is out,  the ice still in
One of the first things that Ned did when we moved here was make this fire pit.
That was over 25 years ago.
It's all about time

my work

It is all about time
voluptuous time

12 comments:

  1. this cloth is breathtakingly beautiful (((Judy))) and every stitch is making it more so!

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    1. I am enjoying adding and adding to this piece. The repetition of mark makes me feel brave xo

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  2. I fell in love with your detail photo on Instagram, but this in it's entirety... So incredibly beautiful. It feels like something sacred.

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    1. The cross within the circle within a square - all these first shapes are archetypal, and there is an unnameable spirit to them that crosses time and cultures. xo

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  3. I unwrap each post like a precious gift each time.

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    1. I love the idea of you unwrapping my posts - as if they are parcels in the snail mail xo

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  4. I love the squirmy, lively things happening in this piece all guarded by that circle. Of time, fire, and lives.

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    1. these squirmy shapes were not in my control - the red marks came from the eco dyeing in the linen, the ropey circles are the cords that bound that bundle, all twisted from the steam. They are lively, I agree. xo

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  5. Beautiful post and quilt.

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    1. Thank you very much for taking the time to tell me this. I appreciate it. xo

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  6. I love reading and seeing your work, it keeps me grounded in what I need to do with my own work. Sometimes I get distracted with what’s going on in the traditional quilting world, my work is far from that world. I love seeing your work as my role model. Different from mine, but keeps me going

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  7. Absolutely beautiful! I just want to run my hand over it and feel the texture. I admire the ease in your free form stitches. So fearless and open spirited.

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