Sunday, October 31, 2010
I have written two haiku for this piece.
Stark tranquil beauty
frozen patterns, black on white:
Nature sets her stage
Calming mind and soul
a string with five, seven, five:
This has been one of my favorite challenges out of the 50 so far. I love Haiku poetry, and have written several over the last week and a half that I plan to use for inspiration in future quilts. I was sitting all day with my daughter after her back fusion surgery, so had lots of quiet time!
I am also in love with drawing Zentangles, it is a perfect way for me to meditate and relax...sort of a physical 'ohm'. I have created a Zentangle haiku...devided into 3 sections ( upper left- first 'verse' five repeats of pattern; mid section- seven different patterns ; right side and bottom-five feather patterns.) I drew the patterns on white silk dupioni using a pigma pen, then the patterns are all hand embroidered quilting to batting as I stitched, using single ply's of cotton, metallic, rayon,
and feathers are machine quilted. This was a lot more labor intense than I thought it would be, but I loved doing it. Hand appliqued entire piece to black velvet and quilted, beaded.
This is a real departure from my usual...although, I'm not sure what my 'usual' would be...LOL I love trying new stuff :-)
Thanks Kathy for a terrific challenge!
I would love to have any comments, as always...thanks in advance