Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Primate Muse Tuesday PRIMAL PLAYTIME


Primate Muse
PLAY

As a noun, a play can be
a dramatic work,
a child's activity, or the start of an athletic match.  I'm using the fourth set of definitions from the Oxford American Dictionary.

1.
CHANGES 
Re-imagine
THE EYES
Then taking
A FEW STITCHES
on the storyboard;
Much, much more to come. 

The space in or through which a mechanism can or does move: "The steering rack was loose, and there was a little play."

2.
DYEING  
COTTON SHEETING
Two thin layers
Filled with
COPPER, RUST, and MOLDY GOOP
made of all the gleanings of last Fall
BUNDLE WRAPPED,TIED
and
SUBMERGED
mostly walnut, leaf and twig dye bath
Now-the waiting

Figurative scope or freedom to act or operate: "Our policy allows the market to have freer play."

 3.
CHOOSING 
Threads for
Spring tulip garden
on the pillow cover

Light and constantly changing movement:
"the artist exploits the play of light
across the surface."

4.
COSTUME
Cotton skirt, and heavy muslin shirt with hand embroidery:
needs to be painted, dyed and patched to cover stains
from twenty years of living through several generations.
I'll work on this in April. 

 5.
EMBELLISHMENT
Tea and cumin dyed - Drawn on Habatai Silk, with
central vein stitched on one leaf.
More to come on this piece.

 6.
REWARD
Angel-food cake with shredded bitter-chocolate
and whipped cream too
 
  
7.
ENTERTAINMENT
"The Clairvoyant"
A fake music-hall clairvoyant meets a woman, and suddenly his predictions seem to come true!! Claude Rains and Fay Wray


Tomorrow is another day
I'll be going away for two weeks



7 comments:

*jean* said...

OO Ms.! How I have enjoyed your post today! It is so lovely to see your works! Can't wait to see the magic that comes out of the dye bath....that dessert idea sounds pretty marvelous too! Happy Tuesday!

jude said...

hey, hey hey! love those eyes! so much here, woohoo!

Nancy said...

Such a rich post! Love the look of your Buddahs, and the eye and the leaves...wonderful!

deanna7trees said...

i love seeing all the stitching you're doing and planning. and can't wait to see what comes out of that dye bundle. enjoy your time away from it all.

kimmie said...

I see lots of patience and it's rich rewards here today :)
there is a certain far sightedness to the natural dye process ... it will truly be a lovely unwrapping

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

SO much!!!!
again, i love sitting here looking,
imagining you amidst it all...
wondering, doing....
and again, it would be great to
visit. sit and have you TELL it
all...xoxo

MulticoloredPieces said...

Wish you'd show your stitching more often!
best, nadia