The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched –
they must be felt with the heart.
There was a moment when I thought, perhaps, I should just skip posting this week. My actual stitching time was limited by a lovely visit by two cousins and loads of time with my new granddaughter. I am not complaining as it was just wonderful to have family visiting and to be able to share in the life of my daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren. However, tangible output on the art side of my life was lean, but as I perused my photos of the past week. it dawned on me that there was a theme that merged my art with my life – the heart!
As I stitched away for Karen Ruanne’s new Stitching a Story class, the heart has emerged as a key element in my play. On a page in a mini-book that I am creating to insert into my copy of The Little Prince I added the key quote I am focusing upon in the book.
I also played with some simple doodling on the back pages of the book.
And, of course, as in any class of Karen’s, there is always embroidery on cloth. I did not have much time for actual stitching but you can guess what I did choose to work on.
There were other activities surrounding my art during the week….I finished Solitude and will share a photo next week as I have a date with my new photographer on Monday. A fair amount of time was spent on unexciting tasks like creating labels and sleeves for completed projects. Those aren’t worthy of documenting on a blog but are necessary if we want our works exhibited. I was reminded of that as I was delighted to receive a photo of my art quilt, Ghost Trees, which is on display in Taiwan.
My week ended with a delightful celebration as our 10 week old granddaughter demonstrated her latest development – the ability to clasp a rattle – a true moment of the heart!
Linking as always to Off the Wall Friday – please check out other artists.