|Grounded - 22" x 26.5"|
© 2013 Linda A. Miller
The piece had reached a resolution point. How to finish was the next question... it let me know what was needed. My meditation zafu and pad are in my workroom. The pad is purple and about the right size to audition the color. As soon as I laid out the turquoise cloth on the pad, the direction was clear. Serendipitous!?
Using solids and one subtle varigated batik from my stash I created a backdrop quilt. The turquoise section was hand appliqued, leaving raw edges, to the background quilt. Touches of embroidered stitches were added on the purple integrate the story of the lines between center landscape and background. I am intrigued by the map like image of this landscape. It begs to be seen up close. I would love to hear your response. My curiosity is sparked to continue to explore more in this direction...
|More Grounded details|
Meanwhile, another large striated WIP is underway. This piece was begun for a challenge with specific sizes, but ended up shrinking more than expected and was never used. Here is a detail with couching-
I wanted to leave you with a link to David Limrite's recent blog post, Better Creating with Less Stress. This post beautifully articulates part of the process I just experienced in completing "Grounded". I think it is important to realize that you can learn to navigate the process of making your art by being open to the piece itself. Enjoy your read! You can subscribe to his newsletter while you are there, too.
Finally, I am linking to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays. Links will be available on Friday, so take a look at what the other artists are up to.