Hello everyone. This may be long and rambling but I want to continue with thoughts from last post.
It started at the exhibit "Girl with the Pearl Earring" (Vermeer). There were many portraits. In asking myself which to study in particular, I looked at them from the question of which artist portrayed someone I would feel comfortable talking to. Guess who won? Rembrandt! Sorry, no pictures, but his faces have so much Story in them...so much life and realness and mystery. I had forgotten. Then we visited the gift shop and of all seemingly incongruous things, I fell in love with a book, Chintz, Indian Textiles for the West, by Rosemary Crill. It just popped out at me, so I bought it. Here is one of my favorite pictures from it:
So much activity, so much Story! As I've become so aware of in Jude's work and online classes. Because I'm doing alot of piecing work for my grandson's quilt, I have been neglecting day to day Story, and so in asking how I could bring that back into my work, I was looking at Penny's blog, and at her wonderful stitchings of story. Then I noticed the borders around the Indian textiles:
and I thought, why not create my own sort of border to record daily events, such as:
Here is the Plant Report: the persimmon tree is amazingly full of flowers. Either I have never noticed them before, which is not impossible, or this year is so dry that it is a bit survival-anxious: