Friday, November 08, 2013

works in progress

Although I set it aside for a while, I've come to recognize that I need to do this work, this art, for the sake of my own well being. Even if I don't always get enough sleep, even if I can't get a balanced meal,  I must take a few minutes and stitch.

Who knew you could stash your sanity in a river grass basket?

There's a clutch of twenty inch square vintage damask dinner napkins in the closet that I held back from the summers dyefests. They make great, controlled starting places. Boundaries are important to me right now.

As I make up fat baggies for the store I'm pulling out little treats and tidbits of cloth to keep for my own stash, a snip here, a sweet little passage there..most of  these will become part of the Vigil series.

3 comments:

arlee said...

i'm in admiration and awe that so much warm live colour is keeping you company at this trying time--mine would be all dull or hard................

Deb said...

Oh sweetie, when you give yourself a gift always make it top shelf stuff!

tiedyejudy said...

I totally agree about needing to do the work. It is a sanity saver, and it feeds the soul even if the body is in want. As for the color, of course it needs to be bright, that's what you're about... that and the stitching! We color addicts need our fix, eh?