Friday, March 29, 2013

In the studio

Finished this week.

Charting the Quiet Within © 2013
30" long x 6" high
rusted, mono printed and painted cotton, stitching

Echoes of Stillness © 2013
30" long x 6" high
rusted and mono printed cotton, stitching 


And the story scroll has been named.

 Mending the Wayfarer's Path © 2013
14.5' long x 5" high
rusted, mono printed and painted cotton, stitching 

All in all, not a bad week. 
How was yours?
 

34 comments:

  1. A productive week indeed - far more so than mine! They are gentle and quiet whispers each of them, begging one to pause and take time with them. I love their names and the senses they evoke. Well done!

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    1. Many thanks Fiona! Your comment sums it all up so well...gentle and quiet whispers. Just lovely.

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  2. J - these have turned out really well. The smaller pieces are great - but the size and beauty of the 14.5' piece is breath taking. You must be just so pleased - and I could add a couple of other things but won't. Celebrate well on these. B

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    1. I am pleased...very much so. I've been adrift since deciding to stop weaving about the time we adopted the girls. While there's been experimenting and playing going on in the studio, it's just now that I feel like it's all coming together to form something I can be proud of. And that's a very, very good feeling.

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    2. J-it is interesting how we find something that is us that can make one whole again; and it is such great work and so uniquely you. B

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    3. I'm honored that you think so. Thank you.

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  3. Beautiful...you're on a roll (haha). Love these.

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    1. Ha! Where's the drum roll...bah dah dum!

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  4. All so lovely, I tried to pick a favourite but I couldn't. I so want to peep inside the roll!

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    1. Thank you Helen! Perhaps the scroll deserves a post of its own...give more glimpses of the story it tells. I have to admit that it's my favorite...so far.

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  5. excellent!
    especially love the titles,
    still seeing silos in the last image
    (must be growing up in Nebraska)

    my week has been heavenly
    settling into the VT sunshine
    after 10 days of AZ sunshine
    tea and sandwiches...

    xox

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    1. Silos? Too funny. But now that you've said it, yes, I see them too. Wonder what these silos hold?

      By the way, I lusted after your 10 days of AZ sunshine...especially since most of that time here was cloudy. Glad to see you brought the sunshine back to the north with you!

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  6. They look wonderful!! and the names are scrumptious...
    Lovely sun today to inspire the mind and soul
    Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I'm having so much fun naming these! Never could name my weavings easily so this is something new. Happy Easter!

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  7. Hi Jennifer, I love these pieces and the names, just exquisite. I have added images of my work if you would like to pop over and take a look. Not a patch on yours but I enjoyed the stitching and to my mind that is the main reason for making.

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    1. Thank you Debbie! I just wandered over to see your rusty work and am in love with it. Thank you for posting it!

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  8. Amazing to follow your process on these...and they have progressed beautifully...
    And seeing the scroll again, with the horizontal lines scrolling around on the 'outside', I see why you chose to let it be a scroll - lovely!


    Posted for Arzigogolare because once again I hit the wrong button on my iPad and accidentally deleted the thread. Sorry!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. The process/progress has been amazing even to me. Seems these pieces are just flowing out of me now and I've no desire to stop it.

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  9. yes, these are just right. and i'd love to get my hands on that scroll, gently and very clean, of course.

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    1. Funny. When I read your comment, a quick vision of a sink placed beside the scroll for the washing of hands before touching it popped into my mind...along with the thought that water would no doubt be splashed on it. Odd the way my mind works at times.

      Still, I like the idea of the viewer being able to change the section of the scroll that is being shown...let a different part of the tale be told.

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  10. Just so intriguing and healing to the eye and mind!! Wow - these are gorgeous pieces Jennifer - just wonderful!!

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    1. Thank you Wyn. Healing...what a lovely thought.

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  11. There is something just so perfect about this combination. Beautiful work!

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  12. Really nice. I do think the titles are appropriate. The scroll is divine.

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    1. Thank you my dear. I'm having fun with the titles. One of the accordion books is Mapping the Mermaid's Dreams. How's that for a title?

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  13. wonderful work and such fitting titles! love it all!

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    1. Thank you Anca! I hope you're doing well...that the little one in progress is being kind to you. Enjoy!

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  14. These are beautiful Jennifer. I love the scroll - it makes you want to look inside...

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    1. Thank you so much Alice. The scroll is...well, beautiful even if I do say so myself. There will be more.

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  15. I somehow managed to delete your link in my blog list and so haven't remembered to visit you for a while. My, how you've been busy - and they're beautiful. Especially love Charting the Quiet Within - so calm and fresh

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    1. I'm glad you've found your way back Charlton! Sometimes I think the cyber gremlins enjoy playing tricks on us by deleting links and such. They do on my computer, at least.

      Thank you for the lovely thoughts on the latest work. The pieces seem to have struck a cord with many.

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  16. Lovely work (and titles) Jennifer! There seem to be quite a few echoes of stillness in the blog world at the moment. We are all creating such different art but the sentiment is obvious and appreciated.

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    1. Is it the time of year, do you suppose, that has so many of us (us artsy types, that is) considering stillness in this time of transition between the seasons? Or is it desiring a bit of stillness midst our busy lives? For me, it's a bit of both. My little urchins keep us rather active, after all.

      I've visited your latest post numerous times...just to view your exquisite sculpture and bask in its stillness and beauty. May we both continue along this line of creativity. Enjoy!

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