Tuesday, June 14, 2011

make hay while the sun shines


Composing the very groundwork of a long cloth sun piece -- to be named rising suns or suns rise? -- using elderberry cloth and many suns. I think there needs to be a dark night sky element on it  -- maybe a side or upper curtain, being lifted away.

It's becoming borderline weird around here with so many new pieces laid out and pinned, then rolled up and hidden away. Maybe a dozen pieces conceived and gestating, but very little stitching action, only a couple have been completed. Guess it's simply the right time for beginnings.

What's that saying -- make hay while the sun shines?

I'm really hoping the day will come soon when I'm moved to unfurl everything, hang it on one wall, and see it all together, spiritcloth style. Because then I'm pretty sure things will start hopping with needle and thread.

12 comments:

Marie said...

I love having my little cloths hanging all over the wall. I think about them and what I may add to them or how they might be finished.
When they were just in a pile I would look at the pile and feel overwhelmed and a little "guilty" lol!

deanna7trees said...

the beginnings are the best. i lose interest for a time and then go back to things when i think of something else that needs to be added. i'm in the process of hanging things up after jude's post last week. you have a lovely beginning there.

liniecat said...

Peggy its ethereal somehow this piece and very beautiful. Wonder if you had an actual fine silk, darker veil, that could fall across it at some point, if that would work?
Suns Rise yes definately.
Such delicious colours.

Notjustnat said...

I'm with Deanna, the beginning of something is a good start. Lovely sun rise piece. You will get it done Peggy - Hugs from Nat who just returned from the land of the rising sun!

Gracie said...

This is stunningly beautiful work- the variation in the colours on each component cloth is so perfectly featured in this composition. And it is lovely to have the freedom to create a starting point without knowing exactly where it is going!

woman with wings said...

Marie, thanks, I'm glad to hear that hanging everything can be inspiring in itself. Sort of worried that the pieces will be a constant reminder of what I haven't finished yet. So I maybe need to change my thinking on this!

woman with wings said...

Thank you, Deanna! That's encouraging to hear, too. I'll be interested to see how hanging your pieces makes you feel about them all.

woman with wings said...

Lyn! Thank you for that suggestion because I'm going to try just what you said and see how it looks!

woman with wings said...

Welcome back, Nat! Yes, the land of the rising sun, too! Thank you and I'll be by your blog to see how your trip was.

woman with wings said...

Wendy, oh my, thank you for your kind words. I think you've nailed it there -- it's the sense of freedom at the beginning of a piece. It's addictive. That's why we keep doing it!

joe said...

yes. yes. yes! beginnings are wondrous indeed! the incubation stage...perfect for rolling up and hiding away these beautiful seeds! but soon. soon. they will unfurl and you will dive wholeheartedly into their illumination and you won't be able to contain yourself!

it's all rather like planting a garden, isn't it? if you wait and watch, it will seem endless. but when you least expect it, sprouts will burst through and you will dance with joy as you dive into your creativity!

rising suns is a delightful seed!

woman with wings said...

Thank you Joe! -- for your lovely comment of encouragement. It IS exactly like a garden and right now it's a secret garden!