Last February I made this cloth for the series of Memory lane. Unfortunately I couldn't get used to the "hard" blue. (That's also the reason why the first pictures are made in black and white.) Since it always takes me a few days before I'm ready to dive into my work again after a holiday I decided to remove the lettering and replace it with more bullion knots. A sort of in-between project.
Now this I love. A sea of unruly bullion knots on a very much used cloth. This piece is so soft and falls so beautiful. I'm very happy that I made the decision to change it.
Hope you enjoyed yourself too this week with your projects.
A lot of work has been done the past few days. One of things that happend was watching this video of Arne & Carlos. Finally I found a way of quilting that was even doable for me. And so I had to start immediately, ofcourse. Those who follow my blog for some time know of my absolute non-talent around the sewing machine but I truely believed I could do it and simply set myself to work. Never mind that my thread kept on snapping, that I had to start over a couple of times, that another needle broke or that I became totally exhausted from the anxiety that the lot caused because a beautiful block of 30 x 30 cm's was the result after a few hours of wrestling.
This small piece was made to relax. Don't like the frame that much but I do like the work I made.
And some good news I think I found the answers to some of the questions I gave myself. Which means that very soon I can stitch again in the evenings in a very productive manner ... So looking forward to that.
While trying to find a new road to travel I decided to combine some inspiration from Agnes Martin and my love for lines. First two layers of gesso were applied, lots of time disappeared because of the drying. Than I drew the grid on the back, pinpricked the holes and stitched the paper. After that I applied the colour. It looks really nice, very calming, unfortunately the work didn't really excite me and the colours are ok.
It wasn't the most productive week this week. A lot of hmm. When I said yes to participate in the Easter exhibition 2019, I knew I wanted to build the exhibition around Soul Food. This meant a return to the colours, blue, pink and purple. For a long time these were my favorite colours, I even thought they still were. But I'm struggling with them since the start of the preparation, they don't excite me as much as they used to do.
Luckily, I have an idea in which direction I want to go as soon as I know what kind of colour will make me happy. So for now I'm just playing around with paper ideas, my journal and lots of different colours.