Friday, March 31, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Our neighbors have horses. Their animals are a lovely part of country life. In winter I often see horses with blankets. A quiet story of the winter around here. The applique/embroidery is worked on pieces of old quilts.Not quite a blank base. Even the white bases have needle trails from the quilter. I love sewing on these soft, worn cloths.
Because of a health condition, painting (oils, anyway) is no longer an option for me.
and Cas Holmes, all British artists.
Some years ago I was able to take several online classes with Jude Hill.
All of these teachers have taught me a way to make story cloth.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
I've always thought in stories. From the local WPA murals
to the homemade books I dictated to mom and illustrated;
stories were the form ideas took in my mind.
Now I'm sewing my life stories awake. Here is a recent story...
It was the autumn we moved here right after the harvest of about 500 acres surrounding
our small home. I turned while taking packages out of my car and saw this race
across the empty fields. It was like a silent, slow motion movie. Geese flew over
so their clacking and muttering provided the score. Our neighbor's huge dog
was, sadly, never seen again. I was rooting for the deer.