Tuesday 21 November 2023
Friday 17 November 2023
Sunday 12 November 2023
I've chosen a dark golden thread for the background, but wish I'd chosen darker either a black or a turquoise. I'm not going to unpick btw - I might knock the background back a bit when I've finished. I'd like the text to be a bit less visible. There's a little more on the Threads of Memory blog here.
Jeff Brown - You Try To Do Your Best"
Monday 6 November 2023
I'm back to working on Jeff's quilt, and have been busy doing the veining on his arms. As with most things I do, it's trial and error and I put this down to having no art training. Was it Oscar Wilde who said experience is simply the name we give our mistakes? I find painting and making quilts a great challenge because of the near constant problem solving.
This is the table next to Jeff stacked with applique. Very fiddly doing all those knobs! More to do.
I am also thinking about the Life is Hard and Then You Die sub title of "Chain Stitch". Bit flipping gloomy don't you think? I need to cheer it up a bit and am thinking about "Life, Death, and Everything Inbetween". I think it's the title of a book, or a quote from somewhere that's nudged itself to the surface. Momento Mori means remember you should die, so is a gloomy subject anyway, but there are limits!I have also thought of a 3rd piece to do which involves a self portrait and the samplers at the museum.