Thursday, June 11, 2009
(Above: Menopause. Embellished and hand stitched. 21" x 17", framed. Click on image to enlarge.)
Last February I thought up this piece. It's been waiting. Two days ago the time seemed right to put it altogether. The background is a piece of embellished felt, cotton batting, cheesecloth, and bridal tulle. I had planned to stitch the words in red but the color was already there for me in the strings I'd never noticed. In two weeks I'll turn fifty. I don't feel old. I don't think old. Yet, there's no way to escape the fact that a half a century has passed since my birth. I'm stunned that this sign of aging crept up on me too!
(Above: Menopause, detail. Click on image to enlarge.)
Well....I'm very thankful to Aussie Jo. I love her suggestions and will called the wrapped and nailed "figure" Aegis. It is a perfect name....just the idea I wanted! Well....enough of this "conceptualism" for a while. I've got another bolt of Wonder Under and my "faux stained glass" pieces are underway again!
Posted by Susan Lenz at 7:37 PM