Tuesday, February 28, 2017

a new body of work

I am pleased to be working on a new body of work for my exhbition in October,
I have eight pieces under way.
This one is an organic cotton landscape quilted into a wool batt.
Backed with an old linen table cloth. it feels cozy yet light.  Dreamy.  Serene.
We have just returned from a few days in the city.
Ned has monthly meetings there this year and I tag along.  We visit our kids.
 
 She's nearly 6 weeks now.
 
I stitched in the car both ways.  Sally Mann's audio book Hold Still kept us company.

Joy is a sublime emotion because it is accompanied by a kind of terror.  A feeling that it can't last.
Zadie Smith said that.    Joy just comes across us, unlike pleasure which is chosen.

12 comments:

wholly jeanne said...

Your beautiful stitching. Your beautiful granddaughter. Sugar, that's lasting joy. xo

Ms. said...

((((SIGH))))
Smiling--so so lovely this post and thank you too for Sally Mann--an interview to share
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/12/405937803/making-art-out-of-bodies-sally-mann-reflects-on-life-and-photography

Ms. said...

LINK again:
http://www.npr.org/2015/05/12/405937803/making-art-out-of-bodies-sally-mann-reflects-on-life-and-photography

Judy Martin said...

Thanks for the link, Micelle. It's great!
x

Threadpainter said...

Gorgeous ... and absolutely gorgeous ;) !!!

Mo Crow said...

Wow! this new work is beautiful love the loops!

April said...

Mom is pleasure always chosen?

Judy Martin said...

we can purchase pleasure, but joy just comes over us without our knowing

Caterina Giglio said...

great post, Judy, and I love your new work... sweet precious baby... :>)

jude said...

the joy in your work is monumental

Hazel said...

The photo of her over his shoulder is a song, and love how the shapes in your quilt align with the road ahead…all joy-filled.

Margaret Cooter said...

Oh the vista of the unbroken miles of highway ahead! I have driven across Canada several times, though not in winter. That photo is so resonant - and the stitching fits right in. Then, the anticipation of seeing children and grandchildren...