Thursday, March 24, 2011

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In between getting serious about some major spring cleaning this week, I stole a few snippets of time since my last post to move closer in the direction of finishing some already overdue project commitments.  If for no other reason than to relieve my guilty conscious as being late weighs heavy on my mind, I am posting updates to three works-in-progress below.  I hope they also may spark some creativity to those of you looking for a bit of color or inspiration to kick start your own spirit!


Below, one side of a skinny page with another one of Lewis Hine's famous figures - all of the various images now cut and ready to hit the 'paste' ... while I was cutting these out, I happened upon The Story Of The Day by Brian Andreas that seemed to fit in here -

Riding The Pony - Brian Andreas

"When I was younger, my favorite thing was riding the pony outside the Safeway. My dad always said I should save my money for something better, but I could ride for miles all over the West & always end up back at the Safeway & all it cost was a quarter & I still can't think of anything better than that. "
















And the image that inspired the above by Lewis Hine -





I've also found myself back in the mood to bead and embroider - and thanks to Auntie Marsha, I have an amazing stash now of vintage tatting!   I hand stitched the soft pink and yellow tatting to the page with green and pink embroidery thread.
















And, still waiting for the 'right' inspiration to finish this off -


As always, a big thank you  for following, reading or commenting on my posts!

8 comments:

Healing Woman said...

I love your needlework combined with your digital images. The tatting looks lovely. I'm also wondering if you would show the full piece with the golden hand you have added. What a wonderful assortment!

Rona Gregory said...

Wonderful, creative ideas! I am just starting to explore textiles and sewing more. I have been printing on silk and stitching but I love the look of the fabric you have used, the texture is lovely! Is it a linen fabric?

Have a great weekend

Ro

La Dolce Vita said...

tatting and knotting so it would seem! wonderful pieces and love the Andreas piece, lovely...

Trudi Sissons - Two Dresses Studio said...

Hi Rona - Thank you so much - it is cotton fabric. Cheryl - I will be posting the whole piece with the golden hand as soon as it's done! It still needs more work!

Geri Centonze said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished work!

Terri Kahrs said...

Trudi, when you translate your digi pieces to fabric and add all of those luscious fibers, beads and embellishments, I sit an drool all over my keyboard! The Andreas piece is gorgeous -- what an awesome quote!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh my gosh, your blog is looking amazingly beautiful... I love all the projects, and the close-ups. happy weekend to you... roxanne

Cat said...

So much beauty, love all your pieces & love reading about your process....the "unfinished" one is amazing, can't wait to see what you do!