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Monday, November 06, 2006

On The Other Hand...


sometimes only stitch will do. This is another postcard sized piece, but it asked for stitch as soon as I looked at it. I'm not convinced that this is the right way up for it...but doubtless that will make itself clear over time. I'm about to make a set of small pieces to take to a Christmas Fair in Norwich in early December, along with the rest of The Well. I think I'll mount them, rather than sell them as postcards. I see them as small paintings, rather than as ephemera.

I was intruigued by Kari's comment yesterday. She said that ; 'As a confused drawer, painter, printer textile artist, I too feel I have to combine EVERYTHING in order to "prove" that I can, but as you point out, sometimes less is more.' I too, am all these things, but I took a different approach to them; I tried to keep them all separate. This was Very Hard. And then, gradually, over time, I discovered that they were all just boxes of techniques, no more, no less. If I took the labels off, I could take any tool from any box and combine them, and not have to worry about what I was doing. But I do rejoice when I manage not to overegg the pudding...

4 comments:

sue b said...

A lovely piece Marion. I see a landscape in it. Great colors.

Sassenach said...

Marion, I struggle with the same thing (and I don't have the range of talents that you do). When I reach a decision point, Hard as it is, I force myself to walk away from the sewing room for an hour....or a day....or more. It's when I rush that I make the regrettable choices.

Kari said...

Oh, this piece is lovely, certainly benefits from the correct technique.

Going back to the media dilemma, I guess the thing is to respond to the piece with the appropriate tools and it is great to have such a range of choices too.

Hmmm, I hadn't really thought about it this way before and tended to think in terms of medium first subject second. Now I will think differently.

Thanks so much for clarifying this for me!

Kari x

Ferret said...

I love this piece. To me it is a warm and still landscape. Not blinding sun, just warm. Exactly what I needed right now. Thanks for putting it up.