Monday, January 07, 2008

Madonna of the Blues, a work in progress



I've got several projects going...long term sort of things. I'm still working on my antique keys and rusted nails. I've got two artist books started. There's a "big" idea in the planning stages, and I've been hand stitching Madonna of the Blues. The vision is to stitch, bead, and cut out the image; then appliqué the result to another background; then stitch some version of the Sorrowful Mysteries; and finally to decide on a presentation...framed or quilted. I've got a long way to go!

(Background: Heat transferred paints and crayon on polyester. Current size: 25" x 19"...finished size is anyone's best guess!)

14 comments:

arlee said...

OOO that's a bit different for you- softer colours and feel, but still you. I like the idea of attaching it to something else as well, more depth that way.

sammy said...

Susan!!!! You just never stop in blowing me away with your art!!! Drop your drawers magnificant!!!!!

Micki said...

She looks great so far. I like the idea to attach it to something else. Can't wait to see it finished.

Pat said...

There is so much expression in her face. When I got up close and personal the stitching is fascinating, so much detail. I love the "hair".

Doreen G said...

Fantastic Susan-like the others I also like the idea of attaching her onto something else--can't wait to see how it all ends up.

Karen said...

Great stitching on this! I like your ideas on how it will evolve.

Purple Missus said...

Susan, I have been away for far too long. Your art is as inspiring as ever. Thank you for sharing it with us on your blog.

Sarah said...

Very beautiful and moving even - just to look at her face. . . WOW!

arlee said...

The more i look at her, the more i find--i especially like the way the couching on the heavier strands of her hair and robe make it look like tiny points of light...

Emmy said...

OOO a great surprise something different but so lovely
I thank you for the very lovely comment on my blog
It is so good that a great artist as you are gives a great comment
makes me feel good

Lindsay said...

Your work is both beautiful and evocative.

katelnorth said...

it may be a long way to go, but it's a great start.

clevelandgirlie said...

Oh Susan -- she is soooooo pretty. So vivid - so textural - really, really fascinating to look at.

Sara said...

I love the theme. It's one of the ones that inspire me!