Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New work

New piece up today. I think it's called Breathe. Click on the image to see it clearly. I printed it in two takes on an old linen dish cloth. Here are details:

The drawing, the photo, and the script are my images. The printed text is by Emerson, about a life well-lived. You can't make it out, but I know it's there.

On the production side, here's one of a series of pillows in progress. I feel pooped. So many ideas. Plus we are rearranging Lowell Fiber Studio again - wonderful new paint going up all around. Wish I could work all night.

Here is the Emerson text. I think I'd like to sleep with these words under my pillow:

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”
~~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Susan Webber said...

Linda your work & your words are so beautiful!

Rayna said...

Ah, Linda - this is a beauty.

Pat's Place said...

This piece seems to be the natural development from your earlier pieces. It is more intimate, personal, private, secretive, yet is also disarmingly open.

Wonderful piece. Good composition. Excellent use of color. Thanks for sharing!

Vivien said...

Yes, Emerson's text is very thought-provoking and beautiful. You've more than done it justice with your piece. It's very compelling. Love that you kept some of the background clear.

Denise Aumick said...

This is so creative and striking. 'Compelling' pretty much sums it up.

no way said...

Hi Linda-Thanks for stopping by my blog! I think I am going to take you up on that mattress idea-why didn't I think of that earlier?

I like your work-really interesting and great colors!

Judy said...

Hi Linda,
Found you via the Complex cloth group: love Breathe!!

Gunnels blog said...

Linda I really like your work!

Sanja said...

fabulos work!
thanks for stopping by my blog!:-)

lizzie said...

Linda, your work is beautiful.