Friday, January 07, 2011

The Truth...

When I share with you a desk view or a peek at what I am sewing  on my blog you have about a ten percent chance of ever seeing the project in its entirety any time soon as a vast amount of what I do is made for use in some kind of publication, it can take any were from a few month to a year before I can fully share the end results. I came up with my "desk view..." and "sewing this now..." as my way to share my process as well as a way to keep up with blogging.

I Made "Meadows of Devotion" last summer, I knew it was going to be used in Somerset Studio so this pushed me to go a little more mixed media and less fabric. Sure I was going to stay true to my style and stitched most of the project but I use mostly papers and paints.

I have been working more on expanding my work into a place that I am still a little unsure of, however I do know that this piece  has led me towards that direction some how. I will be teaching two workshops this year  Exploration into Mixed Media in Arizona and Personal Exploration in Connecticut. Both of these workshops will be based on the progression of my new direction of combining more hard and soft surfaces together.

I hope you will pick up a copy of the January/February issue of Somerset Studio to read about how my parents love and devotion inspired me to create "Meadows of Devotion"

"I have come to think of nature and love as not only an offering from above, but as something that can truly nourish the mind, body and soul."

(thanks Mom and Dad for your inspiration!)



Ro Bruhn said...

This looks like a wonderful piece Ruth, I'm looking forward to getting the magazine when it arrives.

Lynn said...

I so enjoy following your work here on your blog and in the magazines!!! This is a beautiful interesting piece.

Seth said...

Congratulations Ruth. I will definitely read through the article.

Maija said...

Love it! Love you!! Can't wait to see you in Phoenix!! Check my blog for the latest changes in my life!

Diana said...

Just love the colors in this piece!! And how you combined so many different elements. Congrats on all of your publications. I always enjoy seeing your work.

Karen Cole said...

One must always have a bit of yin and yang in ones life. Your mixture of "hard and soft" looks beautiful. I look forward to seeing it.

Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

I got my copy this weekend. Looks great in glossy!