Looking here. Looking has become quite an activity. Or, really, just passing by. Humming to myself.
The back of one cloth over another. Some scrap over that.
And now Grow over that. Sometimes I just live with this, forgetting about what might be underneath, for a long time. Maybe forever. Moving through days as needed.
I drew some lines with a sharpie. I pinned some cutouts. But mostly I don't know. What if it is just ok?
The illusion, in finishing ( anything) has become clearer these days.
Oh yes! A Soul-o silhouette on the cloth please.
You never know…
That back of long-ago stories is wonderful. The eyes look so different today. I wonder what will happen with all of the unfinished when I’m finished? maybe it’s about the joy of going in the moment?
Yeah, just going.🙃
Love the illusion of Soul-o’s ears being part of the bottom of the red circle.
I saw that while I was shooting, right before that I was thinking to making him move, but then…
Sparkle and shine .. the center is brilliant !
I’d be humming too .. the fabric piece looks similar to my Fireplace #2 that I just got from threadcrumbs……
Now I understand how I could use it as a base !!
ps – your cat ears line up photo – Cats Rule.
Yes, those dyed hankies have lots of possibilities. So easy to stitch thru when layered with another soft cloth.
The eyes have it.
I wonder what they have….
There’s something exciting about the red piece with scraps. It’s unfinished nature, I think. As for the garden, at this point I always have to acknowledge I have very little say in how it goes from here. That makes it much more relaxing. I just help it along as I can.
Yeah that side looks like drawing more and more.
The garden, well, I learn more when I relax into it.
how freeing to realize we can choose our own “finish line”. which can then become a starting point at another time. or not. infinite potential is a beauty-full thing. a circle. the bottom pic looks like a big eyeball with a star pupil!
You know, I have been thinking about making this so much more about eyes.
Just going with things the way you like ’em…what could be nicer. I love the grow cloth (you know that), today the eyes give such dimension, like the center of many a kind of flower…teeny bits of texture.
Likewise, the back, ragged pieces, beloved cat…still life of a good life.
Finished? Who knows. I added another word to the word cloth, which I already know will not be finished until I run out of room…or words. Ha
Have a lovely Wednesday in your green world. we are hot today, heat warnings and such.
I like the way the eyes feel when I close mine.
What a lovely image Jude. I will do that with my word cloth tomorrow on my lunch.
I like where this piece is leading.
I get your illusion!
I never know when my paintings are finished…I’m always looking, new thoughts forming, seems to always be in process.
Funny how illusion now brings clarity!
That is one fabulous back! 🙂 The cats keep bringing me things…half finished projects, thank goodness without threads and needles.
Your post today reminds me of what I have settled on for the garden which is: “I will never get to everything I want to so I just need to enjoy the time I have to be in the garden and accept that it will be what it is.” Of course the neighbors may have a different opinion…
I’ve been think8ng a lot qbout a garden “should” be, look like…yes, I agree, no one can really see mine. I stopped cutting the grass except where I need to move through. And so many things didn’t grow, and it looks ratty after the heavy rain and the weeds are blooming!
I really love what you’ve made with the indigo dyed flower cloth piece, and the eyes just bring it all together 💙💙💙👍🏻
I like it too