Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

For a Friend

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Lilies in Progress


This piece is progressing well, although sometimes it heads in a totally different direction that I certainly never expected ... and then I say "hmmm' that is not what I had in mind a week ago. I find it very interesting how the work progresses and changes through apparently no cause of my own, at times I really like it and then other times, I take it out and work in a different direction. I find my work with fibre is more susceptable to that than my paintings were, perhaps I am planning less now. Not a bad thing ~
I hope to work a lot this long weekend and to all of you I wish a wonderful September weekend.


Judy Ferguson said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I think you have also found that painting and fiber take a big comittment to learning how to interpret your thoughts in a new and different way. Not an easy thing, but pretty interesting.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Barbara
We wouldn't even know what you had intended anyway. It all looks just so beautiful and flowing - oh yes it helps to go with the flow!
Just love your stitching anyway and
admire your patience!
Thanks for lovely comment. Have left a reply on my blog.
x Suzy

Sharon said...

Wow, I love your stitching on this. It looks like it's rather zen-like to do.

One of the nice things about this type of stitching is that we can change our mind, if we don't like something, and sometimes we can just "go with the flow". It is very interesting how the mind works, and how things evolve as we work on them.

Diane said...

Gorgeous!! I envy you textile artists!

Tammie Lee said...

I love the little swirls and I do see the flowers, those flowers look a bit like little loving spirits to me. Funny how we all have our own take on art. Wishing you a lovely weekend and that you enjoy your stitching.

Shammickite said...

Nice to work with fibres and fabrics now that the weather has cooled off a bit. It's so hard to sew, knit, crochet, do anything when my hands are hot and sticky!

Heloise said...

Enjoy your stitching. Happy weekend to you too.

Barbara said...

Thank you all for stopping by and your wonderful comments ... it has been a great weekend so far. I so agree with the summer's close of finding it easier to knit, stitch and such.
I always look forward to my first sighting of a public knitter ... which means fall is settling in and I am no longer alone stitching or knitting in public!

Debra DuBois said...

Those lovely lilies. I have so many daylilies that I have captured on the camera. The subtle play of colors inyour art is exquisete.