Thoughts on a path

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

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

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

Sunday, November 7, 2010

where to work on a pretty day

Today is one of those days where my work inside beckons me and the work outside calls ... it is a beautiful fall day, with crisp air and plenty of sunshine. I will head outside shortly to plant a few hydrangeas for next year and move a few things around ...

Lilies 2 is coming to an end very soon, I am finishing up the last few places of thread sketch


I will post them post very soon, to see them together ... then the presentation of the pieces which always leaves me a little wondering ...


A new piece is on the drawing books for a juried show after Christmas which will include some reclaimed and vintage fabrics that I have stumbled upon ... I am still developing the images but it is always exciting to have new thoughts racing around, the fabrics are soft and delicate as well as some of them being a bit more on the sturdy side ~ a great contrast.







The sketches have started and then will come the watercolours ~ lots of options and direction

Have a great week!

14 comments:

Els said...

The stitching on your lilies is so delicate.
It's always great to "stumble" on such a find!! (and making new plans)

Shammickite said...

This new project is going to be interesting.

Tammie said...

I see lovely spirits dancing in the designs of your stitching.

such lovely fabrics to inspire you.

Karen Turner said...

Such delicate little stitches. Beautiful work.

Sharon said...

I so love to see all your beautiful stitches! Looking forward to seeing the whole thing.

I can't wait to see what your new project will be! It sounds exciting.

Lisa M Griffin said...

looks wonderful... can't wait to see the finish. thanks for sharing.

Clare Wassermann said...

Beautiful delicate fabrics, colours and stitch - floating like lilies lovely x

dosfishes said...

Thanks for visiting and leaving such a nice comment. Your lily pieces are wonderful and I love all your squashes!

bad penny said...

Oh I love lilies & yours are so beautiful & delicate. My garden bekoned too at the weekend & I dug over & weeded my vegetable beds.

Thank you for visting & your lovely comment - You might like LOVE STITCHING RED blog ( on my list ) Carolyn is a textile / mixed media artist living in St Ives Cornwall & her work is stunning.

"CREATIVE CARMELINA" said...

Hi Barbara...
I'm your newest follower....and I see that you're from Oakville...my brother lives in Burlington...and we are originally from Grimsby..but I'm here in Welland right now!

so nice to see your gorgeous work in progress...and the next post with your knitted fibers...looks delicious! i'll have to poke around your blog some more...

and I'd like to take a sec. to invite you on over to my blog...I'll be sure to leave my 'screen door' open for you...so come anytime!

ciao bella!

Creative Carmelina

Heloise said...

Good luck with the new project. I like the soft blur colours that you are going to working with.

Radka said...

Hi Barbara, thank you for visiting and your lovely comment. Your blog is also very nice and I will come and explore some more another time. I also want to know what happens to the lilies!

Марья said...

Very beautifully and unusually. Thanks.

NuminosityBeads said...

You do gorgeous work, so dreamy.
xoxo Kim