Saturday, May 25, 2013

On Creating

I'm in the "new quilt" phase. That is, I'm composing a new piece. No. there are no photos. Creation is too close to my bones for that.

The Creation Story I am most familiar with is the Genesis one, the first one. You know, "God created the earth, and it was good." No struggle. No effort. Perfect the first time. Step by step by step, knowing exactly how to proceed. No undoing something and trying again.

Well, my creating process is not so easy. I take a step, then get distracted. Facebook, housework, fixing supper. Anything but work on the the work. Then another couple of steps. and so forth. My design wall changes rather slowly most days. When I was writing, it was all too similar, so this struggle is not new to me. Just still painful.

Then I have to take it apart, and put it together again, differently. And the slogging continues.

What I really enjoy is when I get into a zone, and get much accomplished. It does happen occasionally. I still have to work at getting there.

Here's a photo of a piece I hated so much I cut it up, scrambled it, and put it back together with more added. I quite like "Kiji Abstracted" now.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Showing is fun

Having pieces up on someone else's wall is very gratifying. Obviously, someone thought they were worth showing off, and, there they are! So, here are both "Spring Peeking" at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver, and "Colours of Cherry Blossoms" at the Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver.

Both will be up until April 21. You'll have to see all the others too. They are so various, and some quite spectacular.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Cherry Blossoms, again

Yes, really, the rain will stop soon, and the Cherry Blossoms will come out in full force. They are such a big deal in this area that whole festivals celebrate them! Art shows too.

The new textile art is at the Silk Purse Gallery in West Vancouver, April 2- 21.
Art from previous years is at the Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, April 6-21.

I have two pieces in the shows. "Spring Peeking" will be at the Silk Purse Gallery.

"The Colours of Cherry Blossoms" will be at the Joy Kogawa House.