Friday, May 6, 2011

First in a series...I think

I have been working on pieces lately that seemed to demand a lot of thinking. I know, it's bad for you....heavens knows what it can lead to...better government? Oh, but that's a whole different can of worms.

Lately I've been working on my "cave art" series and maybe I've just over 'thunk' it but after a while I began to read narrative and subtext into all the imagery...phew...I was spent.

I started thinking about what REALLY satisfies me..... viscerally ...about art quilting. The answer was color, texture and line. With that I selected two pieces of hand-dyed fabric that I've had for months (too timid to use) and started cutting. That felt (the operative word here) really good. I liked the resulting 9 'moons'. Then, without a plan, I began stitching with two color-related cotton, variegated threads using a double needle....sketching with my Bernina.

It was such should be first of a peanuts. Too good to stop at one.


  1. I really like it Diane! This idea will make a great series.

  2. What a great feeling -- to know that something came out so well that it begs for brothers and sisters! Neat!


  3. Really lovely Diane! You can't go wrong with circles IMO.

  4. Definetely a great start to series! Can't wait to see what the next one will look like.