Sunday, November 20, 2016

Eclipse

Eclipse ~ 13.5 x 14.5 inches, all hand-painted/dyed fabric (except black circles) all handstitched

Well, I'm still mighty stupefied, but I'm coming around to having to embrace reality.  My way of dealing is that I plan to pay as little attention to politics as possible for the next four years at least.

I already don't watch TV or read newspapers or mass market magazines, so that shouldn't be difficult for me.  I have quit Facebook again, except messenging.  I just read something somewhere where Mark Zuckerberg admitted he probably had a lot to do with Trump's election because FB notoriously doesn't filter real news from faux news.  Well duh.  I've had it with that shit.

Here's my latest stitched piece, another SunMoonStars cloth.  I'm calling it Eclipse.  Because, you know, everything we've known and thought about this country and the world is quickly being eclipsed by darkness and great harm ~ to individuals and vast groups of people, to life as we know/knew it, to democracy, to the planet.  Crap.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving week if you're American or celebrate the holiday.  I imagine a lot of folks are going to have a helluva time scraping up blessings to count this coming Thursday.  Enough said.

16 comments:

Bea said...

The s fabulous...

jenclair said...

I love this piece, Connie!

The Idaho Beauty said...

Really stunning piece.

I can't quite embrace your negative outlook about the post election world. Granted I felt much that way for the first few days. But then I started seeing glimmers of hopeful things, then fires being lit under those who had become complacent or who had let down their guard. A new urgency has emerged & I think it clear people are not going to lay down and let a Trump presidency & Republican majority roll over them uncontested. I really do feel much more hope than I expected.

I certainly don't blame you for checking out though. I am trying to cut back on the outside noise myself and have a renewed motivation and energy to concentrate on my art and those people and causes near and dear to me that I can do something about.

Carol Cohn said...

Stunning! Outstanding in terms of composition, color, and balance. Really beautiful work.

Meg Weaves said...

Beautiful, Connie. We were expecting worse disasters during the Big Moon or whatever they called it, possible tsunami, but alas we only had regulation number of shakes and a lot of rain so didn't even see the big moon. I've just unliked a whole bunch of media-related pages. I sort of want to get off FB but it's the only way I can link with some of my real life friends, (because they like FB or at least tolerate it) and I subscribe to a bunch of art pages, so.... still there. Have a lovely week.

Sandra Rude said...

Love this wonderful stitched work. Eclipse needn't always have a bad connotation - at least, not the ones that the sun, moon, and Earth participate in. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

KrisR said...

Beautiful. Makes me want to start work like this.

And ditto to the rest of your post. I'm struggling to find the positive. As an American living in Australia, I can't tell you how many questions I get about 'what is going on in the USA'? Not that it's much better over here - the USA situation seems to have emboldened the Australian whack-jobs.

Time for some stitching.....my meditative time.

KAM said...

Connie - "eclipse" is wonderful! Truly a statement of the times..colors are magnificent...and the green bring me so much hope as I sit with the piece enlarged on the screen. The direction of your work lately is very, very good. I am enjoying each piece that you post.
Kristin

Anna H said...

Amazing piece Connie, I think one of your best!

john said...

Oh, Connie! This is just marvelous! Amazing in fact! Love it! :-)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Perfect result coming from the earlier one piece. Love the background and the movement around the eclipse...just wonderful and thought provoking.
I too have narrowed down my exposure to the news. One trusted news show a night and local weather. In two years I will look to the elections and help support the start to turning this around.

Marybeth said...

An absolutely gorgeous piece of work. That stitching must have quieted your brain and that what hand-stitching is best for, don't you think? Happy Thanksgiving

Leslie said...

Deleted FB from my phone after post-election nastiness from people I'd thought were friends. Anyone who truly is a friend knows how to reach me by other means. Felt much better the instant I did it.
I love this piece, as I commented on IG. Excellent depth. Great colors. Love the circles. Definitely my fave so far. Great job.

Liz Ackert said...

I love how this piece rocks between darkness and light ... and the variations in color and stitch are very pleasing to the eye.

Btw, I cancelled my New York Times subscription and have been noticeably calmer ever since.

Judy Martin said...

Beautiful art work.
be well
x

tgarrett said...

This is amazing!!!