Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Duomo

My next 12x12" piece, completed today -- Il Duomo, Firenze. This, too, will go on a stretched canvas. I think this and the last piece are the start of an Italian image series.

I spent most of the holiday weekend in studio down time...meaning I rested a lot, read, napped, and generally felt unmotivated. At least I know, now, that these relatively fallow times are just moments between my usual productive activity, and not a trend I need to be concerned about.

Fiberactions
' latest quilt challenge, to be revealed July 15, is memory, and I've been working on it in the back of my mind for a couple of weeks. I've begun to put a few ideas down on paper thus far. I really enjoy the process of producing these group challenge quilts, because I like the way I work on these types of things. The theme presents itself to me amorphously, step by step it becomes concrete and I play with different possibilities at articulating it in fabric, then eventually it materializes into a finished piece.

I'm working on other projects as well but haven't felt much like talking these days. I'm just doing the work that's in front of me.

4 comments:

Approachable Art said...

Downtimes are necessary and no, not something to worry about, IMO. I actually require them and take them randomly- one day I'll get up and tell myself, "No work today- movies!" and that's what I do. Then the next morning, there I am in the studio, tearing things up as usual. :)

Kim said...

Italy is such a rich source of inspiration! And yes, farmers leave fields fallow because it is GOOD for them!

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frazzledsugarplummum said...

Lovely piece.