a few finished… studies?

08.22.2010

finished_paperstudies

There I am in the studio! Ahh, love it there. Anywho, here are a few finished studies… at least they were going to be studies, but now I like them so much that they might be final pieces on paper that get framed. I tried recreating “the final pieces” on canvas, but there’s something really nice about the old book pages that you can’t get on a fresh, brand new, canvas. Martha Rich’s sketchbook was the inspiration behind trying this, and now I love her even more! I hope she doesn’t mind… it’s just such a great way of creating work without feeling so precious about it. So freeing. Thanks Martha!

I’ve been using the “God’s eye” embroidery, back from my Brownie days, to represent people in my life that are gone, but not forgotten. My grandmother, my great grandmother, and me as a little girl.

{titles: 1) Miscellaneous Apricot (SOLD)  2) Helen would never get her sewing badge after this debacle 3) Untitled  4) Blanche}