Thursday, November 20, 2008


Work in Thread

I came across this piece yesterday while I was trying for the umpteenth time to clean up my studio. I had put it in one of my desk drawers and simply forgot about it. It was one of the demo pieces we did at the Carol Shinn class I took last summer. I liked it when I completed it but having had some time away from it I must now say that I love it. You can't really appreciate the texture of this unless you see it in person. Although it only measures 6"x4" the entire surface is covered in layer after layer of thread. Time consuming but well worth the effort.

On the movie front, I watched one of the most beautiful films I have ever seen a of couple nights ago. If you have the chance to see When it is over I promise it will stay with you. Away From Her was directed by Sarah Polley and tells the story with a woman, her husband of 45 years and her onset of Alzheimer's Disease. To me it was a film that chronicles the persistence of love.


Tracy said...

wow, this piece is beautiful, Melody! I like the close crop.

I keep meaning to see that movie, I like Sarah Polley very much and sounds like she did a good job with the project.

vivien said...

it IS beautiful!

it's something I've always wanted to try, free embroidery.

i found you through Tracy's new site :>)

Melody said...

Thanks Tracy....I'm really pleased with how it came together. Oh, and do see "Away From Her" a totally gorgeous film. Sarah Polley's direction is exquisite.

Vivien, thanks for your kind words and for dropping by. Let me know if I can give you any pointers on the embroidery side.

cynthia said...

Gorgeous, Melody - I love the composition and the colors!

I love watching movies and will add this one to my list.

Melody said...

You'll love it Cynthia