...where one man's explorations of the oft over-looked and neglected selvedges of creativity are mended into existence.
i see a grid pattern, is it deliberate or a trick of the eye?
That is beautiful.
That's unbelievable! Is this beautiful piece what you've been up to, Joe?
Is this machine or hand pieced? one of my many projects I'd like to do to use up some of this cloth. I like the looks of it. Good job.helen salo
That;s intense.... I'll stick to drawing and painting! I know I can spend HOURS making a drawing, but it seems effortless, I can't even IMAGINE sewing that! So funny, isn't it, how we were made for certain things and definitely NOT for others?
katie, the grid is an illusion, i think. or a subconscious emanation.
yes, peggy. it is one of the things i've been up to! ha! one amongst many. this project is an ongoing one. my own never ending story....
hand pieced, helen. every tiny stitch of it. and in a much more tradition style and method than i've been exploring since meeting jude. working on it now is odd. i feel like a sand crab trying to stuff myself back into an old, discarded shell that is two sizes too small. but i feel the need to honor its existence and life by completing it...
ha! valierianna! like your amazing drawing, stitching (or nearly any fiber work) seems effortless and i lose track, indeed any concept, of time whilst engaged in it. i draw, too (if the example in my flickr are any indication)...but i don't lose myself in them in the same way. i'm much more critical, i think, of my illustrations. i should probably look more closely at that some day...
Wowsers, that is a lot of squares, I am really drawn to patchwork right now, more time more time I need more time. Always inspired when visiting your blog Joe, oh and loving these colours too <3
thank you, tallulah! it's funny, i'm feeling like i've left patchwork behind and rarely desire to look back...though i have so many old plans laying about that sometimes i feel guilty and have to play with them from time to time. though, what with working these 74+ hours weeks, i don't see where the time is coming from...
OMG! I love your blog, and that fortune cookie broke me up (no pun intended) OK I'm following you now & pleased I dropped by ;) thanks for visiting me too! I'm not a stalker (really) but that's how I found you just returning a visit & so pleased I did!!
The quilting is most impressive. You must be incredibly patient! Love the colors too.I agree with the "sand crab" comment... Jude has taught me it is ok to step outof the "box", that frayed edges are ok and squares are not perfect. It opened a whole new world of stitching for me.<3