Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Staying in Touch
What I accomplished last week was to assemble the 115 inch-and-a-half squares together, add batting (a thin piece of fabric) and backing, and quilt it.
I've just begun the embellishment, most of which will be embroidery. The next few days are completely clear for me so I hope to make a lot of headway...or possibly even finish.
I'll also say that this piece, which came to me last Monday evening, will be the first piece of art in my life that went from inspiration to fruition in such a brief period of time. I've been known to fiddle-fart around to the point where I completely talk myself out of even bothering to begin many projects in my life. So this new thrust of "idea to manifestation" is new for me.
I attribute this change to numerous threads in my life right now ~ the idea of impermanence, that everything changes all the time and that we only have now, really; the opening of my heart and my creative channels with the healing work I'm doing; love of the raw materials and the sheer joy of working with them; and likely more I can't think of at the moment.
The small piece above was a test piece I did prior to completing Gravity's Rainbow, on which I experimented with construction methods as well as that cool embroidered dot (thanks Jude) in the center of each square.
Lots of good things happening here. I hope there are in your life as well.