Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Over and Out

This is the final iteration of Building Bridges. It has gone through multiple changes and thanks for all your suggestions. Y'all have the best eye for seeing what needs to be done. When you are so close to a piece, occasionally you lose perspective. I was so determined to have it look like the original sketch that I lost sight of the need for it to look open and at the same time strong....like it could hold weight. The arc slipped off the top bar last night but they will be connected.....not just hanging loose as it is in the photo. Now the fun begins constructing it with the cable ties. The good news is I have enough pieces left over for a third construction.
However, it gets to rest, at least for a while today. We are filming the first segment on the last DVD to be released this year. My director son Chris relishes bossing his mom around but the work he does is worth it. Just kinda cute the shoe being on the other foot. I can only imagine how many costume changes we will go through since I have gained almost ten, count 'em, all ten lbs. since we shot last. My lazy you know what has to get back on that rowing machine or I won't be able to fit into any of my clothes......which won't be good at Houston. I'm not sure the world is ready for nude quiltmaking.....and I would never subject anyone to the horror of it all.
Off to put on tons of make-up....yuck. Posted by Picasa

4 comments:

Deb R said...

Aaah, yes, I like this version much better. Using that C-shape instead of the arch-shape leads the eye through the piece without looking so heavy. Very good!

Debra said...

YES!! I knew you'd see you needed to turn that into a crescent. Excellent composition now. Now I GET it.

Joanne S said...

I'm happy to see it all "turned" out okay. Especially since the view I wanted "turned" a quarter wasn't the one you turned. LOL

Everyone's a critic! :)

Valeri said...

This is much more the thing. Really flies! Just so you're having fun! Watch my blog (but don't hold your breath for a day or two )you've inspired me....again!