Friday

back in the saddle

I don't know about others, but sometimes it takes me a bit of time to get back into the studio after a vacation or just time away for various reasons. Now I am happy to report that I am back to work on my art - full steam ahead! I am working on a few different projects, that's one way to keep from getting bored, and I have a few different deadlines. Yesterday I had an artist date with my daughters, we saw the El Anatsui and John Singer Sargent Watercolors exhibits at the Brooklyn Museum. I highly recommend such artists dates to everyone, artist or not! I feel fully recharged.

Now to show you what I have been working on. The Irvine home commission is progressing along...
auditioning thread for hand stitching
need some white
stippling
shadow play
more shadows
Much more hand stitching is needed here. Hopefully I'll have more to show after the weekend.

In light of the photos above I must end with a quote from El Anatsui - "The process of stitching, especially the repetitive aspect, slows down action and I believe makes thinking deeper. It's like the effect of a good mantra on the mind."

3 comments:

Karen L R said...

YES!

Lynn Cohen said...

Always exciting to see what you are up too, how the stitches are flowing! Love the shadows!

Kristin L said...

Looking forward to seeing this one completed. The BDU fabric and the tiki resonate with me so i'm enjoying watching what you are doing with them. My fingers are crossed for you to get more house portrait commissions -- I think they are fantastic!