Again my mind is with the folks in the line of the new Hurricane. The folks there have my thoughts and best wishes for a minimal impact and a easy recovery. I have been thinking about time a lot this week. It is such a forward moving event that effects each of us . Time is used to label when events will happen like tomorrow, next week two weeks from now and years off. It also can be a general time of day like meal times, bed times work time and play time. Time can be used to demote an event time like time to get up, time to brush your teeth, time to move, time to go to bed. It can be used for the seasonal events like summer time, winter time , fall and spring. Or more specifically, like a holiday time, celebratory time, or time to morn. It can be used to describe moods like high time, good time troubled time, or a disastrous time. We try to control and use time to our best advantage by setting time limits or dead lines. Time can have speeds like move at a snails pace, it can inch forward, drag, race, slip away, and fly. When I am creating in the studio I get lost in time and the clock will indicate that four hours have past in what feels like the blink of an eye to me. We can spend time, but we can not bye time unless you are talking about purchasing a time piece. We mark time with seconds, minuets, hours, days. months, years, and centuries. Our bodies change with the passage of time and our memories fade and change too. It is constantly with us and shapes our future. We are effected by the times we are in and the history that came before. It is a powerful force that is constantly with us. I guess our best bet is to use our time wisely and enjoy the time we have together.
The fist Tuesday of the month came this last week an so I had meetings with both QuEG’s and Diva gals. This is Sue Ellen’s latest garden quilt. Lynn showed us this vegetable garden quilt for her nephew. Lots of color in this one.Liz took a water color class and she shared her exercises with us. Angela showed us her works from Kerr’s class. Nice strong prints.
The Diva gals shared lots of work too. This is Regina’s wall of completed projects. The one on the upper left was what she started in Cynthia’s class. Her word is love. Ruth is nearly done with her “ foot print” project. It looks good to me.Anne is madly quilting away on this piece. Blind Justice is spelled out in Braille here. It is always so inspiring and enjoyable to meet with these women.
Progress Report: Glyph III This work is 28” w X 41” l. The word owl is still the base of the glyph and it really grew out of the cut away from Glyph IV. I pebble quilted in the yellow area of the actual glyph and reflective line quilted the orange area. The bottom was line quilted.
Glyph II This work also came as a result of the work before it. The cut aways from Glyph I were added to the surface of this cloth construction and then Zig-Zagged down. I only need to decide how I want to quilt the purple area and I will be ready to finish this piece.
Glyph V I was still in love with the complex shapes of the glyph- but I was ready to branch off for this one. The parts are there but scrambled and there are additions. I have started to pebble quilt in the green areas on this peoject.
New work Glyph VI And here we have the leftovers from # V. I feel the from has changed enough that I may drop the glyph reference. I have only tacked the piece on top of the cream and green background. Those colored sections will be cut away from the bach and be a part of the jump off for the next piece.
Creative Assistants Football season has begun and my work on these little fellow has started too. Debbie sent me a great box of trims and yarn bits. These guys all show some of that influence.