Thursday, June 4, 2015

- What's next: Step one of the Austin Skyline

Recent dye trials ...

overlaid with an Austin city skyline printed on vellum

16 comments:

Marti said...

These cloths are so earthy and organically beautiful; they draw me in because I see landscapes in naturally dyed cloths, especially the way you have arranged them Liz Your cloths remind me of ancient places and before I saw the Austin city skyline overlay, I thought of hillside pueblos, I think primarily, because of the colors. Looking forward to step 2 and I can see the merging of natural landscape with city skyline.

Liz Ackert said...

I've been walking past these cloths for a while now, mulling over what to do next. The one that I got from the Salvia amistad has been on the top of the stack and I kept thinking how much the shape and colors reminded me of the Frost Bank in Austin ... then there was the red onion cloth that was of a piece with the pink granite of the Capitol building. It wasn't to big a leap from there. Now if I can just pull off the stitch logistics ...

Marti said...

You most certainly can pull off the stitch logistics because you have an amazing skill with stitch and the gumption to go for it as witnessed by your many fine cloth endeavors, Triangulation and the housewarming gift. to name two.

Mo Crow said...

you have the stitching skills and attention to detail to pull this off Liz

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you for the vote of confidence ... but I did decide to make a sample piece, just to test out some ideas

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

learning of your love of architecture

Liz Ackert said...

It's all about the lines ... I can do lines (smiling)

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks for the vote ... I'm going for it

Dana said...

What great colors! Its going to be fun to watch these take shape.

roxannelasky said...

Hey Liz,
First, I want to thank you for the traffic you've been consistently driving to my blog. Secondly, I just noticed that your byline is "hempstead to homestead." Is that LI? I grew up very close by and recently moved south. Small world. Finally, I just finished an article which will appear on the No Serial Number blog/magazine which you should read. It's all about the above dilemma. Just start stitching, girlfriend! Cut up those beauties and start putting them back together. It will be amazing!

Liz Ackert said...

There's trouble in paradise ... I had an allergic reaction and have to figure out if there's a way to defuse the allergen without killing the color (I think the Mexican hat blue is one of the culprits)

jude said...

love your drive toward discovery

Liz Ackert said...

I love "What if ... "

ARTISUN said...

Oh my, you got some great results here!!!

Liz Ackert said...

I hope you'll forgive the late appearance of your comment here ... it slipped between the cyber-cracks. So thank you, belatedly.

And Hempstead refers to the road we lived on in Williamsburg, but I am in fact a Long Islander, former resident of the Town if North Hempstead ... though I left for William and Mary in 1974, I returned to NY every year, mostly to Shelter Island, until my parents passed away.

So cut I did (well, tore actually ... I've mostly given up cutting) and began stitching on the Outer Banks, which is yet another place I call home. Now that I have returned to my Texas home with its functional wifi I will take your reading recommendation, too.

Liz Ackert said...

Thanks Deb! Now I just need to make something out of them ...