Friday, December 2, 2011


Feather Muse

A way to loosen up
Detail 1
"Oh, but if there was rest, oh..."
Detail 2
"Ode to oak"

Cozy Studio
This is where I worked
up at the top of my friends three story house
surrounded by ancient hemlocks
It's wood paneled like a ships cabin
with a skylight to gaze on moon and stars

Almost Done
Note the flaw in the orange Buddha
(a slipped stitch for spirit to enter)
I'll stitch the square to a square backing
eliminate the lower olive green part-circle
perhaps add an echo-a rainbow-a void-or an eye there
Send it flying away

Something New Begun
More of that idea developing
This material is far too porous for a stitch, so
I might paint with dye, stitch on to backing cloth
allow evolution
A Scarf In Process
Stenciled oak leaves on
cumin and oak dyed habatai silk
Same thing with true color showing in better light

Tra La- Hey ho
a stitching I will go


kaiteM said...

the stitcher's pathway, i always try to do one myself. i like your stencilled oak leaves.

deanna7trees said...

all so beautiful. i especially love the oak leaves on the silk.

Nancy said...

Michelle- I love it all! The drawing/painting the designing/stitching...Your expression + beautiful. I'm so glad you shared this.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Thank you Kaite, Deanna and Nancy--your encouragement means a lot to me.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely. Your feather is beautiful, the drawings....I really need to learn to doodle too. So much to take in, never thought to use cumin as a dye, I will have to try it sometime.