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New Work Finished


This is the third in my moon series. I have named it Indigo Moon. I did a little bit of hand stitching on this every day for the last two weeks and finally called it done. Here is a detail:


I ran out to Mill Ends to find a backing fabric that was sturdy and found this bark cloth. The combo of the organza and prefelt makes this very light and soft so I needed a backing that would give it some body.


I also finished this piece which is titled, Graffiti. I accomplished my goal of creating something a little more interesting with an edge. I feel I took it from a pretty collage to something that would invite the viewer in to see what is happening.



Here is a detail shot:


We have had incessant rain and wind and gloomy weather. It was nice to have my daughter, Lisa, here for a week to bring us some sunshine! She left today. The girl has so much illustration work that she had to keep working while she was here. We had the whole family here for dinner last night. Did some talking about passing on some of our stuff to them when we move. It is good to know what they are interested in and what they don’t give a darn about!

So, I think life is returning to normal, at least for a week or so. I have a big birthday coming up this month. I am ready for it!

4 Responses to “New Work Finished”

  1. Judy says:

    Indigo Moon is a very peaceful piece….and then, WHAM: there’s Graffiti! Very edgy!! I love them both, but for such different reasons!
    Now we are having the beautiful weather, and you are getting your usual rain again. Thanks for the rain, but we’ve had enough now.

    xxoo from the beach!

  2. Connie Rose says:

    Really love the graffiti piece!

  3. Susan says:

    I would love to see these in person. Beautiful!
    After my father passed away, my mother decided to move into a senior apartment building. Of course, she had many treasured pieces that just wouldn’t fit. I had always loved them, too, but….I’d been furnishing my homes and collecting MY favorites for years and just didn’t have room for much of anything plus, our styles were completely different. I think she did understand that I didn’t want to take things that would just end up in storage so she had an auction. We stayed away! After she passed I decided to move so I, too, got rid of lots of ” stuff” but I did bring several of the things she had taken to the apartment out here and I love having them. Hopefully someone is using and enjoying all the pieces I couldn’t take. Moving is tough but the very special pieces survive!

  4. Diane Doran says:

    Lovely work Gerrie. I especially like the graffiti one – you really put your own twist on it.