Friday, November 14, 2014

In the studio

Life is returning to normal at our house and that is a very good thing.


The studio table is strewn with tea bags


in various stages of being worked on.


An idea (or 2 or 3) has taken hold and demanded immediate attention.


My sewing machine no longer creates straight lines. Truthfully, it hasn't for a while now, but it's possible that the trip to and from Santa Fe effected it more than thought. Still, I tend to like the imperfectness of the lines and think they fit right in with the whole wabi sabi/boro aesthetic happening right now.


It's been a week for making marks by hand


and then by machine.


And as always, it's been a week for dreaming of the red boat.

26 comments:

  1. Love the wobble the machine has gotten into the groove with - and so glad to see your studio table strewn with tea bags...enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Fiona! The wobbly lines have character, don't you think?

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  2. i hope you will go and see the red boat next year in Newburgh

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    1. Bodil - I dream of returning to Newburgh if only to stand by the River Tay and breath its magic again. Maybe in 2016...

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  3. Lovely work, I would love to find your red boat sometime, maybe I will see you there sometime.

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    1. It would be lovely to meet you there Debbie. I truly do hope/plan to return to Newburgh one day. I'll let you know when and we'll share a cuppa.

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  4. Gorgeous work, Jennifer, and I also like the stitches that way!

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    1. Thank you Sharmon! Wobbly stitches rule, as my daughters would say. Me too actually.

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  5. Glad to see you back to work in the studio. I have to dig out of mine and start printing more fabric. Love the results you're getting!

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    1. Good luck uncovering and rediscovering your studio! Seems you've very busy of late...and will be much busier oncethebookis released. Enjoy!

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  6. Studio work is looking beautiful.
    And the red boat post, I can feel the longing to go back not only to the river Tay, but also probably to the nurturing energy that was part of that workshop.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Judy! You're spot on about the longing and the workshop. Sandra Brownlee is a gifted teacher, as you know from taking her class. From the second I arrived in Newburgh...and especially from the first seconds beside the River Tay...there was an overwhelming feeling of "this is where I am meant to be". If only for that one exquisite week, that was the feeling that wrapped around and settled in.

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  7. Love the view into your studio...and if you ask me: the imperfect lines are perfect.

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    1. Ha! Couldn't show much more of the studio as it's a total mess right now.

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  8. Lovely colors and the stitching is divine.

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  9. un grand travail et un r├ęsultat grandiose!

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  10. These are fascinating and beautiful. I look forward to seeing the end results.

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    1. Thank you Margaret! There are 3 pieces in the various stages in the studio. One is nearly finished...I think. Enjoy!

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  11. Such beauty, Jennifer. It all looks so delicious, with the long lines of stitching, the subtle palette and the layering. It made my day to see this post (and sorry that I don't seem to be blog browsing much in the last several months...clearly I am missing a LOT!)...
    Happy creating!

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    1. Many thanks Lisa! It's nice to have you back in the blogging world. Your thoughts are always insightful. Enjoy!

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