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.

' 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.


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.