Wednesday, August 19, 2009

summer trees

I've never been a very good linear worker. I must have several things going on at once. Not in a frenetic, hectic sense, but in an inter-connected, flowing from one movement to another sense. A dance of interweaving of spirit. Knitting with painting, sewing with reading..

This has been a linear summer, however, with one thing following the next, as if on a track going from one stop to the next. Taxi service for the masses..go stop go stop..

This piece is part of the tree theme that never leaves me. I grew up in Southern California, where the palm, olive and orange tree was the trees of choice. Here in Virginia, the oak reins supreme. In all it's acorn, leafy glory. Also, though, there are others, sweet gum, birch, and willow. This is the willow, hand and machine sewn, and using a lot of embellishment to boot. Beads, yarn, applique and hand dyed lace.

And some silk ribbon work to add some dimension. about 18x18"


Sandie said...

Love the use of colour and texture and three dimensional embellishments.
Sandie at Rag Rescue

Kitchen Witch Callisto said...

Amazing work!! Living in North Carolina I laugh at the palm trees in South Carolina and remember Valley View lined with the things. Never seen any as big as we had out there though. I did see a house here with them planted in the front yard ~ if only they knew how big a palm can really grow. Love the berries picture. Definitely different on this side of the country but I'm liking it for the most part. Your art is great.

Anna M. Branner said...

Oh no! My weak spot....trees! I love it Lorie.

Jean said...

Connaissez vous la tarte aux mures ?
Un délice !


I'm loving your very free and creative work at the moment Lorie. I can't work at the moment, so I'm being a little laid back! Hopefully, in September I will get that back to work feeling!