Friday, March 1, 2013

Accordion or scroll?

The official vote so far is 2 either way, 3 scroll...4 if my vote counts. What do you think?











32 comments:

  1. accordicroll? --- whatever you want to call it - I call it B*E*A*U*T*i*F*U*L

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    1. Scrollicord...or ascroll for short? Couldn't we have fun with this? I like your beautiful best of all though. Thank you so very much Ronnie!

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  2. Still loving it as a scroll... and want to be a mouse to walk around inside its walls. Like a big Richard Serra sculpture!

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    1. Just too funny that you mentioned Richard Serra and his amazing sculptures for that was exactly what came to mind when I set the camera inside the walls of the scroll.

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  3. I think this reds beautifully as a scroll - a long beautiful meander across the page rather than stops and starts along the way. Lovely Jennifer.

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    1. "a long beautiful meander across the page"

      Such a lovely and poetic description. Thank you for that Susan!

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  4. I think it is already whispering to you what it is...

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    1. Oh...you know it is Fiona. It is the first of the story scrolls...or that is what it whispered to me yesterday morning early...with promises of more to come. 5 inches high x approximately 12 feet long. The possibilities are fairly endless.

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  5. I love this as a scroll, beautiful, a lovely unwinding

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    1. "a lovely unwinding"

      Oh! I really do need to keep a list of these phrases...they're all so poetic and touching.

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  6. Definitely a lovely sinuous scroll with no sharp corners to break the flow...

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    1. Right now, not having "sharp corners to break the flow" is whispering to me. Having the ability to change the story so simply is too - just roll or unroll a bit more on one end et voila!

      Thank you for your vote Helen!

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  7. lovely!
    an your images are terrific
    they seem like silos
    monumental...

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    1. Silos...monumental.
      Wonderful description eb!

      Someone reposted/reblogged on Tumblr and added a comment wondering if it is a life-size installation. Now wouldn't that be something?!?

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  8. well, i love scrolls, but find handing them frustrating beyond belief. the codex came around in part because of that, so if you want a vote, i'm for the codex (in this case an accordion) except for display purposes...

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    1. Velma, I really appreciate your thoughts, especially as you've been down this road yourself. For now, this piece will stay a scroll...in part because of the display possibilities offered, but mostly because I haven't the heart to sew in hard edges. At least not just yet. Next week...who knows?

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  9. I am a lover of accordian books...but these scrolls are breathtaking... so I can not decide. Beautifully done

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  10. Arzigogolare March 3, 2013 (I accidentally hit the delete button rather than the publish button on my iPad, but still had the email - sorry Lisa!)

    "I can understand your dilemma. It's so appealing as a single long curvy 'page', yet I suppose what I like about the idea of an accordion is that it defines 'pages', giving the viewer a rhythm of measured spaces to linger on/focus on/appreciate one at a time. And defining them as such could invite yet another layer to happen. I think, ultimately, it's a question of your relationship with the page(s) :)"

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    1. "a rhythm of measured spaces to linger on"

      That comment just reached right out and grabbed me, Lisa. I hadn't thought of the pages in that way. Really do need to give this a bit more thought. For the moment, though, this piece is staying a scroll...until it truly makes up its mind what it wants to be.

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  11. Sooooo lovely! I love the scroll - heck - I love everything about it!

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    1. I feel the same about your daily quilts! For now, this piece is staying a scroll...at least until I have time to make another that's similar and turn it into an accordion book.

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  12. I'm late to the party, but I vote scroll. Some thoughts. If it is 'done' it's a scroll....scrolls say 'soft' to me. If it's an accordion you want....well that means it's not even close to done. It will invite a whole new journey for this piece. Also, personally, I am adverse to 'soft' accordion structures. They just don't make sense to me. Display is always the most difficult part of both fiber and book art.....in my opinion....that is.

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    1. Thank you for your vote and, especially, for your thoughts on scroll vs accordion. I've decided to work on a second piece as long as the scroll that will become an accordion book. My curiosity is too great not to.

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  13. Hi Jennifer, it has been ages since I've had the time to take a proper look at your blog. Love what you are doing with the scrolls and the fabulous combination of stitching and patching. Once again, I have connected with you across the ether as over the weekend, I decided to make a book from your measles fabric - BEFORE I realised that you are making books!! Now the challenge is to make it quite different to what you are doing. XX

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    1. That's just too funny!!! Perhaps there's a connection between my rusty fabrics and they've been whispering across the miles? Or perhaps it's simply the season for making rusty books. Either way, I can't wait to see what you do. With your wabi sabi sensibilities, the book will be a treasure. Enjoy!

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  14. The scrolls are absolutely gorgeous.
    Love them.

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  15. Hi...been out to the blog loop for the last week. What lovely swirls and curls, rolls and scrolls! I'm coming up for air soon but so glad to see what you've been up to!

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    1. I've been having fun experimenting in the studio. It's great when it all comes together. Glad you're back!

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