A Stitch In Time

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Thursday Done.. and The hardest battle…

Posted by debraroby on September 15, 2005

First… the GREAT news: Eucalyptus I has been accepted into PIQF.

Today, I visited the Member’s Only show at the RAC today. (heck, I had to check out my piece and the others)…

My piece was nicely hung… but even I was more drawn to other works in the gallery.

One was a creative quilt called “Quilt for the Birds”. A grid of twigs held the whole things together.. and pockets of home-made paper held small bundles of seedheads, fruits and fluffy nesting matter. Between each of the pockets were small bundles of other goodies. This could be hung outside in a protected area and really feed the birds. It was artistically beautiful.

There were also these beautifully lacquered twigs … real twigs… with sayings wrapped around them (under the lacquer). The creator was inspired by art she’d seen elsewhere… of “walking sticks for life”. Imagine that these small twigs are similar to fortune cookies… small things you can stick in your pocket, hang from your desk..etc. and each one has saying to inspire you. I LOVED these.

There were wonderfully organic shapes that made me want to come home and sketch (which I’ve started…)… and wonderful fiber piece where she used a sheer fabric as a roll-up “curtain’ to show/hide the view behind…

And the exhibit in one of the main halls is an interactive show DRESS: CLOTHING AS ART. NOT what you’re thinking…

And finally, a fabulous quote:

“To be nobody but yourself — in a world that is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — is to fight the hardest battle any human being can fight and never stop fighting.” E.E. Cummings

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