Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hot off the press

"Reflecting on Friendships" is my newest piece and probably the last of 2009.

I'm still, after several years, reflecting on age and maturity. This time an old campfire song kept me company: "Make new friends but keep the old, some are silver and the other gold". Using my personal metaphors of the barren tree and fallen leaves, I've looked back at years of cherished friends and how much or little they are included in my present life.

This 23" x 22" piece includes ink printing, oil stick rubbings, hand-dyed and commercial fabrics, machine and hand quilting, embroidery, and metal "hands".

I'll leave with this photo that I shot this morning after our first BIG snowstorm of the year. Actually, I don't think we've had this much snow accumulate in more than a decade. The parents and kids we share our home with are, of course, out sledding while older more mature and experienced folk (and dog) enjoy the day from the warmth of my studio.

Interestingly, our old dog loved the snow but then she was one quarter St. Bernard. Our five year old Australian Shepherd/Standard Poodle (aka hypo-allergenic Aussie-Doodle) mix prefers dry least dry sidewalks;^)


  1. Your last piece of 2009 is, appropriately, beautiful and reminiscent, Diane. It has a feeling of winter and warmth at the same time. A fitting tribute to friends, I'd say.

    Wishing you Happy Holidays and unlimited creativity in the New Year!


  2. I have a photo like that taken on my studio patio a year ago!! Love the piece you posted.

  3. Lovely new quilt, Diane. I love the song as the inspiration - You are a golden friend! V

  4. Great piece, Diane -- really wonderful!

  5. There's a photo of the snow on my deck furniture from this morning. We all had the same idea! I wish I could say I will have another piece done by the end of this year, but I highly doubt it. Nice piece, as always.
    Happy holidays!

  6. Love your quilt Diane. It's beautiful and so are you. You are a great friend to be treasured. L, Debbie