Saturday, January 22, 2011

I feel drawn to this piece by Matthew Harris . . .

the composition, colors (look at that muted sage!), texture, scraps of worn fabric, and threads; the threads look like they're pieced together by hand. I enjoy looking at it. Ideas about using cloth in a collage pop into my mind now and then. It started when I discovered Jude Hill's typepad Spirit Cloth blog. Years ago I did sewing (machine), needlepoint, and cross stitch. I've always loved vintage crazy quilts. But there are artists today who have such organic colors and textures, frayed edges and the hand stitching . . mmmmm. . . love it!! Too many ideas . . too little time.