Creating art quilts is how I can be "plaid" in a "striped" world.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Stone Bowls 10" 2012
So stitching appliqued "stones" has taken on a life of its own, as I still seek comfort from the meditatively slow process. Any small scrap of fabric that looks like a piece of earth I cut into a pebble shape. Next to my favorite chair I keep a basket of "pebbles" and small background squares, gray thread, needle, and scissors. Sometimes all I want to do is quietly needle turn the little ovoids as if making "stones" will eventually heal me. These bowls are a departure from the squares. Again, like the squares, they keep coming. If there is some symbolism to this pursuit, it eludes me.