Thursday, April 28, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I knew what I wanted to do. The dictionary defines pyroclastic flow as
"a dense mass of very hot ash, lava fragments, and gases ejected explosively from a volcano and typically flowing downslope at great speed".
That strikes me as a good metaphor for the emotion of passion. I started with an old polyester knit top I'd saved probably since the nineties because I liked the flowing lines on it. Then I started adding "hot lava" in the form of foiled organza, metallic lame, Razzle Dazzle threads, and lots of beads stitched on and as fringe at the bottom. Even though the laboriously slow process of beading would cool any passion, I must say I'm glad I got this piece out of my system.
Monday, April 4, 2011
In my other art group, Sew Eclectic, we are creating little quilts inspired by phrases. Hence this little one, ironically created very quickly. My sister shot the photo of me enjoying the thrill of roof riding one of London's red tour buses. Then we sped through the Chunnel to Brussels aboard the Eurostar high speed train. At the moment, this little quilt seems to illustrate the pace of my life ever since. More travel, the birth of our first grandchild, more travel, the opening of a new CFA show in Bakersfield, the purchase of a second home on the central coast of California, more travel, and today I'm on the road again to San Francisco. No complaints but one....so little studio time lately. Lots of knitting done though!