Saturday, August 27, 2016

- Finished ...

Patch #240 But not done


One year to the day, the project that began as patchplay has become Land of Flood and Drought ...


Finished, which is to say backed, quilted and edged ...


64 inches long by 10 inches wide, representing over five feet of rainfall in the year 2015.

The winter/spring months of January through April ...


The first flood of May ...


The drier summer months of June through September, especially July and August when only one inch of rain fell ...


The second flood in October, one month which had rainfall equal to the entire year of 2011 ...


Ending with more dry times in November and December ...


But the cloth can also be "read" from top to bottom. The thermals and clouds in the skies ...


water flowing from Hill Country creeks to rivers ...


The earth rippling with the heat of summer sun ...


cooled by rain ...


water moving through cracks in the land ...


roots reaching for the water below ...


There's so much more I could say, so much more I could stitch. So yes, it's finished, but I hope it will never be done.