Wednesday, September 16, 2009

working at home

Since I am quilting a few pieces, I need to work at home for the rest of the week. Done with Urban Storefront and ready to go on to the next (nameless) one if I can decide what color thread to use. That's tomorrow's task...along with waiting for the garage door people to show up. All of our remotes stopped working, which means it is probably nothing minor. Oh, joy. On another note - I got an e-mail today that bowled me over. Do you remember this painted quilt by Sherry Shine I posted recently? Sherry took my Thermofax workshop a couple of weeks ago and she told me yesterday that while she did not use the Thermofax screens in a new piece of work, she wanted me to know that she was influenced by the workshop to experiment and to work more abstractly. Today, she sent me a photo of her new piece, made after the workshop, that is a complete departure from everything she has ever done. It is abstract -- uses the fabric beautifully -- and leaves the back story and interpretation to the viewer. She said I could share this piece with you -- I am thrilled that something that day triggered a new direction for her work (but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it was - LOL). Thanks, Sherry. As usual, past midnight. Where has the day gone? Where do they all go?

5 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Beautiful colours shapes and patterns in these pieces - wow!

Marni Goldshlag said...

The piece by Sherry (?) inspired by your class is wonderfully beautiful!

Karoda said...

Sherry's piece is wonderful! Both of you got some good mojo going on!

Eva said...

Abstract work is a good idea, I'd rather recommend to go yet more abstract -- or go back to naive art altogether, but keeping to these printed fabrics. I'm not so sure about the face... sorry to be "negative", but I think it is somewhere between naive and photo-realistic, and this is a difficult position. The fabrics are really great, and the background is awesome.

Judy said...

I really love that piece by Sherry! You must be so pleased to see that come out of one of your workshops!

xo