I don't need to tell you that my blog has been neglected. I'd like to say it was because I have been so darn busy working that I didn't have time to write. The truth is I've been neglecting the studio as well. Our early, lovely spring weather has had me in its thrall. My friends Kristin and Art LaFlamme came to town to house hunt and stayed in the studio. I couldn't resist tagging along to see some of their house finds and stop for lunch and then go out for dinner. And then I think we did it all over again. After they left, Ray and I took a day off and went downtown to lunch at the food carts in the sunshine and then took in the current show at the Portland Art Museum. I've shopped, I've knit, I've met with friends and spent time with grandchildren. I have not worked at much of anything. It's been great. But today I was ready to get back to work and that orange studio door called to me.
I was back at my little stitched drawings. I liked the natural linen I have been using for the backgrounds and decided to try some on this blue-gray linen. Another scene from the Ecuadoran market. This lady was selling dried corn and beans. Remember the other market piece?
I liked how it turned out and I sent it off for the SAQA conference auction, so I made another, slightly larger.
You know what? Doing the same thing again isn't really fun. I don't think I'll do that again.
My wonderful Dr. Slick fly-tying scissors are so good for trimming those added fabrics.
Winter hardly made an appearance this year. Spring came early and stayed. I'm not complaining and I'm not feeling guilty about enjoying it while everyone back east is buried in snow. A price will be paid, I imagine. It's not good to have so little snowpack in the mountains. Yesterday it rained and blew a tree down at the end of our driveway, but today was beautiful and now, in addition to the daffodils, we have tulips blooming. There is no arguing with tulips. It is spring.
I'm happy that you've been having such a happy time. Glad you're back!!!!ReplyDelete
I love everything about this post, Terry. I love your unapologetic attitude. And I love your little stitched drawings.ReplyDelete
I love these little thread drawings (especially seeing them in person), and am inspired to get back to my similar work. I'm happy to see you back in your studio, but also glad to have been part of your pleasant distractions.ReplyDelete
Love these stitched drawings!ReplyDelete
Your stitched drawings are fabulous. So different from all the other stitching I've seen around lately. Have fun in your studio!ReplyDelete
Love your stitched drawings, the black thread and just a hint of color are so perfect.ReplyDelete
Your thread drawings are wonderful. I've always loved pen and ink drawing and your thread drawings are even better. Wow! Our spring is early, too. Although not quite as early as your's. The daffs and tulips are just starting and the bold color is just a joy to see. Have a fabulous rest of the week and enjoy whatever you are doing.ReplyDelete
It's good to take a break every now and then! I adore your sketches.ReplyDelete
And trillium~they are blooming here in Wilsonville! Love your artwork~ReplyDelete
Glad you've been having fun. I have a pair of those scissors too, but didn't know they were fly tying ones. I learned something!ReplyDelete
You lucky ducks up in the NW corner! My daffodils finally got bigger, and the tulips just came up, well just one so far. Yesterday was 85 and tomorrow we will be lucky to hit 50. Such is life in the South in the Spring.ReplyDelete
So happy to see you back in Blogville, I have missed you.ReplyDelete
The photo of your door is lovely. Contemplative and speculative. Opening the door, on the blog so to speak, finding the sketches, wonderful. Thank you.ReplyDelete
The stitch drawings are wonderful.you will never run out of inspiration with these.ReplyDelete
I love your stitched drawings! How inviting that orange door is.ReplyDelete
Yes, we are buried in snow! But the winter sport conditions are wonderful, especially as we led into spring. I've had a hard time to get into the studio with so much to do outdoors.ReplyDelete