Monday, January 04, 2010

when you're not looking

interesting things can happen. I didn't go back to my therapy sewing till late tonight and I sewed just a few strips together before I got tired.Then, as I was messing around in the piles of fabric, I found a piece of cloth I had forgotten about and put it up on the wall. Son of a gun - it's another piece in the series that I didn't know was a series. Well, I'll get back to it and stitch but not now because when I looked at this piece of fabric, it triggered another thought. What if I took these strips I've been sewing and turned them the other way? And what if I took the other strips and did this?That set me off on a different track, considering that I had absolutely nothing in mind when I began to sew. We'll see. But in the meantime, I have something to think about while I work. Who knows where it will go, if anywhere? But at least I'm feeling stimulated. See? Interesting things can happen when you're least expecting them.

19 comments:

Eva said...

Ha! A landscape can be portrait. We have a proverb like "you can't see the forest behind all those trees..."

Regina Dwarkasing said...

I can see something beautiful evolving, would even start/continue this very morning should I be able. It will be interesting to see with what you come up!
Grtz,
Regina, Zevenaar NL

lacochran said...

Interesting! Horizontally, I feel like I'm looking at layers of sedimentary rock or through blinds. But vertically it has a much more appealing feel to me. Trees or cityscape or something else that has some movement/forward energy. I like it. :)

Elizabeth said...

It is absolutely amazing what a little twist can do to an idea or a concept or design!!! As I look at your piece the sun is rising outside my kitchen window thru the tall poplar trees that ring my yard!! You sure ahve gotten my mind working!!!!!
Happy New Year!!
Elizabeth

tiedyejudy said...

I like it, AND I like the irregular shape! Reminds me of my Devil's Postpile piece...

Terry Jarrard-Dimond said...

Hi Rayna, Love the 'found' piece of fabric. It it pieced or is it a print? Great way to start the new year.

patstudio said...

interesting things do happen.....and this is going to be wonderful. love your inspirational process.

Approachable Art said...

"Interesting things can happen when you're least expecting them. "

Always, always, always. I kinda count on it, in fact. LOL

Love your strips!

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

That new piece is wonderful -- it looks so mysterious!

kathy said...

I'm really liking where you are on the pieced strips right now...I particularly like the shape...now I think it needs more "layers" of something on top of your strips...more depth...but that's where I'd go with it...and sadly, it's not on my wall!!!

Aryana B. Londir said...

love the vertical orientation, rayna!

Sujatha said...

The first piece is SOOOOOOO inetersting ..seems to me a whole lot of people are trooping into a dense but friendly forest.....

Barbara said...

It sort of reminds me of a tropical forest with everything stretching up to find the sun. It is amazing how differently the eye perceives it by just turning the strips 90 degrees.

queenopearls said...

Good morning Rayna,
The rediscovered fabric is fabulously rich in color and texture. Interesting to see if you choose to use this with your vertical piecing.
Oh and the hits just keep on coming!
~Christina

Judy said...

well, I love all of those pieces! You have given me some food for thought!
Speaking of which, the mushroom barley soup was another knockout, although I found that I really needed more than 6 cups of water even in the initial time in the pressure cooker....the barley almost stuck to the bottom of the pot! Phew: just in time! I never did find dried Polish mushrooms, so I used a mixture of dried French mushrooms.....does it really matter? LOL I'm still slurping up the Miso soup for a nice warm lunch. I, for one, am so glad that you have posted those recipes!

xo

Franchi said...

Rayna, the found piece is really quite interesting and inspiring. Did you use a screenprint or a stamp?

Carole said...

2 things Rayna....
first I love the vertical orientation... looks like rock to me..
the second is your expression.. 'therapy sewing'...
I haven't thought of it in those terms, but there is just something about sewing all those pieces together, even when there is nothing in mind.
thank you for sharing.

Franchi said...

I had another thought. I sometimes overlook the possibilities of using a screenprint or a stamp over and offset with itself, if that makes any sense! Have to keep this in mind.

Debra said...

You may have stumbled on something grand!

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