Friday, October 21, 2011


Feather Muse

  Still Dying Not Stitching
Black Walnut with Red Chard patches
Mixed into the previous patches
I play awhile
Start to assemble
Okay but
 Then get lost
 Start again 
Creative burnout
Terri Windling has done a series
of four posts on this topic.
You can read them all at
The comments are also inspiring.
Meanwhile, here is an excerpt from #4:
Canadian artist Jane Champagne says,
"Sometimes, if you just wait it out,
and go on about your business without
trying to force a solution, it comes,
almost as if the old artist has to die
before the new one can be born."
Tomorrow is another day.

Inspiration to dream upon.
Winter birdscapes by Scottish artist
Ingeborg Smith
the nights are drawing in here,
but the bright crisp days of winter
have their bonuses and she captures
this magic in her paintings.

There are images for a magic cloth



deanna7trees said...

sometimes just taking 2 pieces of cloth and stitching them together is a good beginning. then find another piece of cloth and stitch it to the first 2. in the past few months, i have stopped planning cloth pieces ahead. i just keep adding on...later with stitch and embellishment, you will tie them all together.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

It was 'play'. not 'planning'--only looking at one thing next to another--there were more steps in between than photos I snapped--an hour or more, including doing the little drawing, of shifting colors and patterns--but, it was 2 or 3 AM and I just needed to stop. In any case, good idea about stitching together one, than another, and another, etc. I feel hampered by the lack of a sewing machine, since I would like to piece together well, not loosely. My friend already gave her machine away to a nice and I am on the hunt but without funds till November. Sun's out and so will I be soon,Ta-Ra!

deanna7trees said...

I rarely use my sewing machine. I sew almost everything by hand. I've made several quilts entirely by hand. Handwork is much more mentally satisfying for me. I do not like sitting at my sewing machine.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

That's nice. I made curtains and cloths and a few vests when I had one long ago, and I still want one, though I would do all the embellishments by hand, of course.