Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I keep disappearing!

I just can't seem to keep this blog going regularly! I so admire those that can, who offer words of wisdom on a daily basis, show you daily what they have accomplished, share their thoughts, etc...but sometimes I feel others really don't want to hear all my anguish and questions about my work, the times when it is all in my head and there is nothing ready to show yet, or the many other artists whose work I have been discovering on the web and all that stuff. Besides, I don't like to show very much what is in process.

But today I thought I would show you some process on a piece and the progress as I go. I am not quite sure how this will turn out but I am experimenting with several things to see what join the journey with me.

I have pulled out a pile of various blues that I dyed some time ago. And then the unplanned fun begins. I tear strips that are 60 inches long, one at a time and sew them, one next to another. Each time I take the time to iron the strip before sewing, and then carefully ironing the piece that I have just sewn, tear another strip and keep on going.

At one point I tear out a narrow piece of painted fabric which has a lot of red circles on it.  Of course, with just a narrow strip you don't see the circles but the small lines show up. This also introduces yellow and red into this monochomatic piece.

And this is where I stopped last night. I think I am going to add more pieces when I get back down to my studio.  I do have a plan in my head for all of this but you will just have to wait and see what happens with it....

And, in the meantime, here is my piece for Deep Spaces which will be opening soon. I will give you the dates and places a little later.

 Deep Space: My View
Deep Space: My view detail
so it is off to the studio I go.....see you later!


Donna Becker said...

To be honest, Liz, I enjoy just about anything written or shown by the artist bloggers I follow. So, pack the guilt away and just post when you can. Seeing the "mistake" parts of a process can be as instructive as the "success" parts, so don't be hesitant to include it all !

Jeannie said...

As Donna said, you could write about anything and I would tune in. I love blue, so your monochromatic piece with zing has my attention.

Gerrie said...

Well, you know that I will never abandon you. Love your Deep Spaces piece. I never got one finished.

Judy Warner said...

I also find it fascinating to get a peek at creative processes and how we all create what we do. And, your piece for Deep Space is quite beautiful!