Thursday, August 13, 2015

- Inspirations and considering what's next

I found this when we were picking up trash along Ranch Road 12 a couple of years ago ...


It's a chunk of armadillo road kill and I love it ... Don, not so much. I keep trying to convince him it should go into one of his assemblages, to no avail.

So today I had a brainstorm. I've been combing parking lots ever since reading bottle tops and stitches on Alice Fox's blog (and yes, I already have her new book on order). Not wanting to be imitative, it's been a puzzle how best to use them. Now I'm thinking I may combine them into a rust and stitch reprise of my beloved armadillo relic ...

My current bottle top collection

But then again, I've had another project cooking on my mental back burner for months. There was a painting titled Door through Window that I photographed at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe last October (and yes, I did ask first if I could). I couldn't get enough of it, especially after realizing it was painted the year I was born ...


In my mind it has become"Georgia's Window" and I've been searching out (and dyeing) linen in order to make a stitched impression ...

Thank goodness for thrift stores ...

So now that I've gathered my thoughts and my stuff, what remains to be seen is which project will come next.

7 comments:

Virginia Mallon said...

Omg I love your blog!!! I am so envious of you talented fabric artists and then to add in bottle caps and armadillos. I'm in love. Very very cool. I look forward to browsing these pages for inspiration! :-)

Dana said...

The armadillo fragment has such beautiful shapes and textures....I can see why you are inspired by it. I'm looking forward to what comes next via roadkill or O'Keefe.

Liz Ackert said...

And knowing me, it could be some as-yet-unseen third way

Liz Ackert said...

Oh my, what I wouldn't give to be able to capture images in paint and picture as you do. Thank you for your generous words ...

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Liz....eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, the armadillo, o!, it is stunning!
What LUCK you found this....
as much as i love Georgia, it's the armadillo that so totally has my heart....

Liz Ackert said...

Indeed ... that's the one I started on today

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!