Sunday, October 17, 2010

Burning the Midnight Oil

It's very late and I definitely need to get some sleep, but I thought I'd quickly post my finished "Joy" piece for Textile Abstractions. I quilted it today, thanks to my hubby who ran errands (and even picked up pizza during the games today!) and to my in-laws, who didn't mind that I disappeared for a good portion of the day during their visit.

I like the way this turned out and I hope you do, too.  Though I feel it's complete, it's given me more ideas to consider.   It's not typical of me to find new things to explore in a finished piece; I'm usually such a scaredy-cat and non-experimenter. (Yes, these are words of questionable origin but hey, it's late and the grammar police have long since gone to bed.)   I'm excited by the possibilities in my mind.  Do you think this is happening because I actually finished up two pieces in as many weeks?  Though I don't know if this is the whole reason, it may be that I'm experiencing the benefits described in the adage that working at your art makes your creation process easier.

And now, here's "Joy".  Look, look, I even managed to make an ear.  Yes, I'm very proud to have managed it;  it wasn't easy, let me tell you!

                           
                         Joy, 16" x  20"
                         Mickey Lawler Skydyes background fabric

8 comments:

Karen L R said...

this is just beautiful, and, well, joyful! so nice to see the progress and read of your thought process. does this piece have a destination?

Natalya Aikens said...

fabulous!!! what's next?

norma said...

Splendid! You've captured the feeling of joy and got that ear just right. I think you should do more of these.

Linda Zimmerman said...

This piece is beautiful....the face exudes such joy!!

Michigoose said...

Good job on the ear! Weird body parts aren't as hard as they first look. ;) Nicely done. I like the way you've had the light cast across the face.

Cindy said...

Lovely, and the ear is perfect! Congrats on sticking with it and being stupendously successful! Gorgeous!

Judy Alexander said...

This is a great piece. Love it!

Vivian said...

You caught the feeling of pure joy!