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Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

First of all – Yay Giants – World Series Champions, 2012!

What am I afraid of? Cutting into some beautiful hand-dyed fabric that I bought from my friend Bonnie, of Handwerks. Tomorrow, I am going to just do it. I have been dragging my feet for too long. It looks like a good week to stay in out of the rain and be in the studio.

It has been pouring rain today. We went out to get gas in the car and pick up some groceries at Trader Joe’s with Scooter along for the ride. Mr C dropped me off at TJ’s and drove off. Scooter started crying. I guess he thought I had been dumped!

I took this photo of my little Japanese maple on my studio patio. It has suddenly gotten fall color.



2 Responses to “Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid”

  1. Kristin L says:

    I’m liking your last two 3x3s and previous ones done in a similar manner. The simple shapes and then added interest and modulation of color from the straight line stitching are very graphic and interesting. I could see them as a jumping off point for larger work.

    We’re having some soggy grey days too and you’re right — they are perfect for studio time!

  2. deb says:

    I’ve worked through this recently on a couple of my own pieces of hand dyed damask- I know, the ones you keep setting aside because they are such perfect jewels.

    Since I have been working on escaping the “grid” I have been chopping/hacking into rectangles of hand dyed cloh with big, unplanned,sweeping slashes of the scissors…taking big shark bites out of the whole and continuing the cut to the far side until I am left with two or more very irregular pieces which now have – in addition to beautiful colors, patterns or surface designs- intriguing and organic shapes, a new and unexpected design element added to your palette .