Wednesday, January 14, 2015

- The sun, the moon and the stars: Progress on Close Your Eyes

The lullaby books for Jace and Griffin are taking longer than expected, but I'm enjoying the process of adding lots of stitch, which is turning out to be wonderfully tactile.

These three "pages" go with the James Taylor lyrics to You can close your eyes:
Well the sun is surely sinking down
But the moon is slowly rising
So this old world must still be spinning 'round

Out of curiosity, I did a monochromatic image of the moon ...


And last, but not least, for you B-siders, the hole in the back of the third piece was made when the cloth started to buckle as I stitched the circle around the earth, so I cut out the middle and it flattened right out ...

6 comments:

beth from still life pond said...

Love that monochromatic view. It captures the shift when your eyes go to night vision and lose colors. And your jean mending is so gorgeous...

Liz Ackert said...

As usual, the monochromatic view was an idea taken from Jude's Spirit Cloth ...

And I hope Meliss continues to like the jeans mending, too ... she has given me "artistic license" with the next couple of pairs

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

yes..the monochrome thing...isn't it just so great a Tool??? and with this particularly,
the result is so dramatic...so full of story....Anything might be about to Happen????

Liz Ackert said...

I have to admit, it didn't so much influence me to do more as satisfy me that I had done enough ...

Mo Crow said...

love the snipped out bit and the asemic writing effect on the last cloth & oh ha! re the synchronicity of both of us working on songs with "Close your eyes" this week! Must listen to James Taylor once the sun come up!

Liz Ackert said...

The asemic aspect of the star stitching hadn't occurred to me until you pointed it out ... oh la!