Wednesday, October 07, 2015
picking up the pieces
I have several pieces in pieces, if you know what I mean. Aujourd'hui, je suis en train de décider quoi faire aver ces morceaux. As usual, I am taking pictures as I go along, then rearranging, then photographing again until I am so confused that I wonder if I'm being too nit-picky and that in the end, it won't make a difference.
Back to the random units I was working with a week or two ago. For days, I have been playing with a different idea and different arrangements. Yes, no, yes, no, maybe, maybe not. I will spare you the umpteen possible arrangements I've experimented with since I abandoned the white background.
Monday night I finally decided to work with a hand-dyed pale yellow background (which doesn't look very yellow here) and, as they say, "stick a fork in it." Enough! If it doesn't work, it doesn't work. But I have to finish it and move on. Now that I've put together these random, not-exactly-the-same-size units. I'm posting the two formats here as a way of thinking out loud and looking them from a distance.
This reminds me of why I started a blog in the first place, a little more than a decade ago.
It was a way for me to get back from my in-process work and look at it in a small format. And it is still useful, all these years later.
Yes, it's deliberately off-kilter -- that's okay with me. But I see something from this distance that bothers me, which didn't when I was standing close to it. Good!
I am finally working, after a long dry spell. I have a show coming up next month with two artists in other mediums. The exhibit is titled "Old is Good" and we were invited to show the progression of our work from where it started to where it is now. I have sleeves to sew on two pieces that have never been exhibited, but since I am not a tv-watcher, this is not an appealing activity. Nonetheless, over the weekend I have to get that act together.
I also have to go print scarves for my open studio on Nov. 8th. That's next week's activity -come hell or high water. But for what is left of this week (it's half over) I've got to tackle a few more pieces in my sewing room as long as my ideas are still sprouting.
Past my bedtime!
at 1:16 AM