Monday, July 31, 2017

Synchronicity



Synchronicity © 2017 Linda A. Miller


I finished "Synchronicity".  It is created from a hand dye that I bought at a quilt show.  Since it had been sitting in my stash, feeling it "too precious" to use... so used it by cutting it up and piecing it!  I added much embroidery to the piece.  Very satisfying work.


Synchronicity © 2017 Linda A. Miller


And, an interesting exhibit to report on... Sabrina Gschwandtner's "Hands at Work" at Shoshana Wayne Gallery at Bergamot Station through August 26th.  Looks like a quilt doesn't it?  The artist sewed vintage 16mm film strips for her quilts.  The quilts are hung over a light box frames on the wall, so the film imagery can be seen when up close.  There was also a video of hands at work knitting, stitching, etc.  Striking work!

Sabrina Gschwandtner
Sabrina Gschwandtner







Thursday, July 20, 2017

What's Up?

work in progress


Between various house and garden repair projects I have not been keeping up with posts.  However, I have been slowly embroidering on the piece above, from a hand dye.  It is the slow work that I love to do.
Perfect for the hot days of summer.

It has also been website updating time.  I invite you to take a look at the galleries on my site: www.lindaamiller.com.

Reporting on a few exhibits of note at the Getty Center.  "Happy Birthday, Mr. Hockney" includes a number of David Hockney's enigmatic self-portraits through the years, and also a series of his inventive photographs.  He is one of my favorite artists.  Show runs through November 26th.  Also on is "The Birth of Pastel" through 12/17/17.  Spent a lovely day up there this week.  Always an uplifting time, and it was not too hot either!

And finally, here is an inspirational book I have been reading:  "From Age-ing to Sage-ing: A Profound New Vision of Growing Older" by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Ronald Miller.  This is a wonderful practical view to approaching elderhood with fresh open mind... 




Before I close, let me leave you with this from Lee Worley’s Four Foundations for Creative Process (in her book Coming from Nothing):

  • Willingness to open
  • Trusting in your experience
  • Willingness to take a chance
  • Not making anything of it

I will be taking more time offline this summer, so posting will be light until fall.  Have a great summer!








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