Saturday, March 07, 2009

Three Years

Yes, it is my three year blogiversary, or whatever the correct word is. I had not a clue when I started where this would lead, or if it would stick- but it's hard to imagine life without blogging now. I've gotten to "know" some wonderful artists out there thanks to blogging, and gotten feedback on the work I've posted. So, it would appear that y'all are stuck with me, since I've no intention of stopping now!

I've spent this afternoon making more leaves, from a different hand dye that has more color variations. I took it to WAQ yesterday, and Suzanne thought it would benefit from more orange. It got that, and then some. The first layer of leaves has been sewn on, and I've got the second layer pinned. I think I'm going to move some from directly under the tree, to more off to the left on the bottom. What do you think? Do I need more leaves, or can I call it done? I'll leave it up onthe design wall and keep looking.

And, I'm questioning where it should be shown. To me, it reads more as quilt than art- so maybe the gallery show isn't the best place for it. We have HMQS in May in Salt Lake, or I could maybe enter it into the Nashville AQS show. Again, I'm undecided.

I am ready to be done with this one. It has taken such a long time , and my style has moved away from blocks since then. I've about decided to gift the last set of blocks I have in this pattern!

My brain is already thinking about the challenge with WAQ. I've been trying to figure out how I want to interpret 'passages'- even reading some poetry, hoping something will grab me. The lyrics for the Al Stewart song 'Time Passages' keeps coming to mind.

That's it for now, dinner is about ready. Hope your weekend is a good one!

1 comment:

Nellie's Needles said...

Happy Blogoversary!

For as few leaves that are on the tree I would expect to see more on the ground.

I think this qualifies more as an art quilt. By the way, that AQS show will be in Knoxville this July Nashville lost it because they couldn't schedule it for that month. I'm sorry that I won't be here to see the show, but my Smoky Mountain quilt will be in it.