Monday, September 05, 2011

And it keeps on coming

my goodness, I spend the day at the studio and then come home and do my hand sewing while I am watching Masterpiece Theater...what is wrong with that....oh, did I say my husband went up to the cabin without me? That's why I get to sit in my comfy chair and watch MP Theater!  He can't sit through the commercials and has to hold on to that silly remote...so, I come and go when I feel like it and don't have to worry about fixing a real dinner...just get out the lettuce I have cut up, add some chicken slices that I bought ready cooked and cut and veg out....oh, life doesn't get any better! LOL

So, anyway, I have completed Roots:


And then I finished Lone Tree which is based on my trip to Uganda...the tree is a photo I took while I was at the Queen Elizabeth National Park

 
 

 And finally, the beginning of a new piece which will be the next one in my River Series, The Grand Canyon.  It will show a topo map of the Colorado River as it runs through the Grand Canyon.  It is ready to sandwich and then start quilting.  It, too, is pretty large. I don't know why but all of a sudden I am working really large...probably a result of doing so many small things the past year!


 Meanwhile, at my chair at home is another very large piece, about 98 inches long and about 48 inches high which almost has all the facing sewn down and then another piece which needs the facing sewn down.

It is really fulfilling to get these things finished.  I am feeling a great sense of accomplishment as the pieces that were around I had just done the quilting and left it...never doing the final finishing. But, as I decided I wanted to get back in to showing work, I felt I needed to get some of these things done. But it hasn't stopped me from doing new work. I am getting much clearer about what I want to do...some time ago I did several pieces that included a lot of silkscreened trees and I have decided that those are just too busy for me...I like my things relatively simple....except for the quilting, that is!

4 comments:

Kay Sorensen said...

It's a great feeling to get back in there and create.
Congratulations for finding the connection again.

Jenny K. Lyon said...

I love your new direction Liz-clarity is a good thing.

Marianne said...

Oh que j'aime le premier
Oh I like the first

Connections said...

Your work is wonderful and your direction inspiring. I hope I get to see them in person!