Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Bloopies

Yes, the Bloopies have moved in for the winter! They are multiplying and gaining personalities of their own. Will they take over?

Time will tell.
Actually they have been around since my mother fell. A result of a discussion with a doctor about cells reconnecting and as I sat at work I would draw the cells reaching for each other.
They evolved into a piece done in painted organza, gold leaf and hand and machine embroidery. I did show it in my Gathering Place Solo Show, now it hangs over my bed. The funny thing is I don't remember working on it, but I know it is mine.

These pieces started in the Kantha stitch class I took with Dorothy Caldwell. I had opened my sketch book and there were some new bloopies on the page, Dorothy commented that they would be great in kantha, and they were! They are the small square in the top left corner. As you can see they are growing and popping the background cloth color out in small cuts.

A later sketch where they started to reconnect. This is a great project for winter days. I plan to connect them all when I have enough.

Note on the side bar is a connection to the blind stitch group that was formed as a result of a class exercise in "blind stitching" that Dorothy had us do.
20 of us are filling in the blank areas with stitch, we then plan to make a quilt to be auctioned off for the benefit of the Textile Art Alliance that sponsored the class.

1 comment:

  1. It has been years since I had a workshop with Dorothy Caldwell and i still cherish the small hints she gave me. These are so wonderful and I think the organza will be very interesting! Beautiful! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart