New Small Works

"Flowlines 8"

This is a 15cm sq miniature quilt mounted on a 20cm sq painted art stretcher, as much of my recent small works have been, and seeing as how I am using the lines and the grey fabric it seems logical to just continue on with the naming of them.  It’s one of several using the wonderful grey fabric.  Back  last year I did several others including this one with very Aus Outback colouring :

"Flowlines 10"

but I haven’t continued this colour group since I don’t have any of the shiny black left.  But never mind: as I said in the previous post, the wonderful thing about fabric is there’s always more.  As all quilt makers know, it may not be quite the same as you had before  -and there are some fabulous quilts both antique and modern showing the quiltmaker ran out of one fabric and used another that doesn’t quite match.  It’s an accepted part of the whole quilt heritage thing.   And that’s  OK too, as  many people believe nothing man-made can be really ‘perfect’ anyway.   Or, to put another way,  machine-made objects turn out exactly alike, unless the machine goes haywire or materials have defects, but the artist-craftsman produces things that show differences even if they carefully follow a pattern or template.

My regular readers will be interested to know that today a friend and I are to visit a Uruguayan woman who can tell me something of the belief system behind the beach offerings I find so fascinating.  She’s asked me to bring a flash drive to download some of the material she has – marvellous – and then it occurred to me to download some of my more interesting photos to take along to her for comment – which I hope will be enlightening!  Oh, and she does tarot readings too, so as its been several years since I had a reading, I’ll have one today.



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