Saturday, July 10, 2010

a cloth


continued on.
invisible baste
small details around the letter of intent and the surrendered dress
i have now, not a fabric collage, but a
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grace Forrest~Maestas said...

finishing this means more than
i even know. thank you for asking
THE question.

Karen Turner said...

The first of many?

Chris Gray said...

..lovely work...

..full of feeling...

Anonymous said...

The depth of this cloth is staggering. The story flows right into the blood stream. Home of grace, filled with grace, sanctuary. Marti

jude said...

i am coming here today seeing this as something like that Yesterday hanging by a thread....A beautiful in-between.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

karen~for sure, a first of many
cloths. no turning back there, but
am wondering about the drawn face?
really defines the cloth in a
certain way. maybe try it more
vague? what if it would be way
less visible, more just a part of something else? don't know at all.
will have to see what appears now.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

Chris~thank you
again, i value your comment

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

martiAnon ~ blood. yes.

nandas said...

what if the face was drawn on a color more analogous to the piece next time?

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

jude ~ a kinship there, yes...
and i like the sense of just
becoming what's next without needing to know it first. i have
a very long relationship with
cicadas...admire them enormously.
and as always, thank you.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

nance ~ ! YES, of course!..see
what i mean?..looking at something so long and so intensly, i begin
to not see certain things....but
yes! this particular one was done
at the almost beginning, quickly
drawn just on some muslin at hand,and once placed just stayed.
the leaves weren't "right", but
i could just let that go...hmmm.
also, back to the thought of wanting to "age" the faces...or
at least make them less overtly
feminine, more just a human being.
THANK YOU for reminding about the
color ground of drawing...
what if, tho, i think as i write this, what if then i couldn't use
pencil? but then, .... might use
the pitt pens?....sepia...???
need to get some greys.

nandas said...

funny... i need grey pitt pens too for my kantha drawing... i'm drawing stitches. but soon i will be sewing them.
i already have the sepia pitt pens and use them a lot.

twhIch aye said...

ohhh so beautiful. she's a full and whispering woman grace. earth air fire plant moon.

i received the package! son put his address by accident as return, so it went to his house, and he brought it to me. my life has been in a whirrr, but seeing and holding this cloth has slowed everything down to the center. thank you SO much grace. any words i write could never express how much emotion the cloth has given me.

i :tried: to write some anyways over at the blog. :) love you!