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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Mittens, Face, Body

I just found this one. I may use part of it.
I am looking foward to getting the piece. I am also working on other smaller ones. This is a big one. I found a person who is a jigsaw whiz and she has put together a whole bunch for me.
I will send images after I return
Love,
M

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Some thoughts to get our creativity flowing

Random words taken from Sketchbook with Voices.

Do your own work but use someone else's clothes. - Cindy Sherman

I want to speak and hear impertinent questions and rude comments. I want to be on the side of surprise and against the certainties of pictures and property. - Barbara Kruger

We are obliged to steal pieces of language, both visual and textual. - Barbara Kruger

Each material has its own inherent scale. Art's an identification process and a language. Decide on a specific kind of material and a specific way of developing the idea. Then develop it until you are bored. - Lynda Benglis

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Here is what's coming to Toronto

Friday, August 18, 2006


This is the nutty way I'm embroidering on the knit. It is taking a little bit longr than I thought. I am using this old machine I have and am trying to get the line to look drawn. Just wanted to show you.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Looks like yesterday


The difference is most of the pieces have been attached.

Still moving towards the embroidery.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Could you deal with getting something like this?


I am working on sewing these together and adding embroidered imagery.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Working on the panels

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I'm feeling creative

I've been thinking and thinking about the interaction of the two approaches to work and I'm excited about an idea that I have to embroidery some imagery on to panels of the knitted images. I'm going to try to develop some images that relate to the puzzle images.

Fingers are crossed we'll see what happens.

I've got some panels knitted and am planning on piecing them together (like a quilt) and then going back and working them before they get sent to Canada.

That's today's optimism

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Cottage play