Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Woman disposes; Spirit proposes

And this IS working with a plan!  (Or maybe this IS as much as I can plan?).


Here is the quilt after I finished quilting it.  This is hanging on the 8 feet wide design board.


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In writing my observations at this stage I had some definitely-do-different next time ideas but it was the puckering in the green panel that grated my last nerve...so I decided to cut out the red and the yellow for 2 seperate smaller quilts.  I came to this idea quickly as a result of having prior study work with these:


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In my last post I wrote about having an interesting background and the piece not being successful as the whole quilt as a focal point.  Yesterday I used one of my spirit images and stamped 3 times in the upper left hand corner in dark blue...made me bounce and then a scene from the book Beloved came to me...child size ghost hand prints on top of a birthday cake...so I stamped a child's hand print in 2 sizes leading to the ghost heads...I was NOT bouncing....all I could see was those turkey drawings made from the imprint of one's hand.  The longer I looked at it the longer it offended me.  I didn't even want to be reminded of this disaster by cutting the piece into postcards.  After some deep breathing and meditating I heard the words "painted quilt".  Immediately got up from the comfy chair went to the cabinet and with not too much deliberation picked up the blue paint...don't believe I did it, do you?  Well let me layout evidence article labelled #1025 before you:


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Then Sam Gilliam's pieces came to visit me...3 pieces I saw in his retrospective show that where solid colours that encouraged me to explore monochromatic pieces.  I was dancing and singing...I was barrackin'!  Settled down to meditate on it and my cheeks carried the weight of my smile and then from out of nowhere I got up and stuck this scrap that was on the table from another piece and stuck it onto the piece and I thought I was going to have to lay back on the pillow and smoke a cigarette after my heart returned to its regular beat.


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I love this!  Ilovethis!! I LOVE THIS!!! 


I received such a boost from this piece that I started on the next quilt by writing on fabric.


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6 comments:

  1. You really are 'barrakin' there woman. Fabulous work! You rock! Now you need some cinnamon buns to relax with (teehee)

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  2. Wonderous! Both the piece and how you got it "there". I never question those rare moments of divine inspiration ... am just grateful they happen.

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  3. Thanks for showing how you got there- that piece has movement and texture! Just love those serendipitous moments when the muse just seems to flow--

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  4. Only thing I can even utter right now is "WOW" :-0 May the inspiration that is barrackin' you visit me for just a second!
    As always, you rock my world..

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  5. WooHoo! This is awesome...don't you just love when the spirit takes control and all you have to do is follow! I think you were right, and I wasn't :>)

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