Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Quick Pop In....

.....and boy that last post was FUN!!! (which we all need now and then~~too little in this world)
I have been busily working on these:

....which I *finally* completely yesterday. (and for some reason Blogger is squishing the width dimension of this photo....Lord save me from this beast! ACK!)
The look of the finished pieces is not telling of the amount of work involved; it was hit and miss the whole way trying to get them done, done right, and looking GOOD. I spent the evening doing a sloper for stole padding, which I have just eyeballed before, but not this time. I need the cardboard to get the pieces cut right as the construction is different and I have one shot at getting it all right.

There is the normal hesitation/excitement factor, and I have learned to work with that long ago. I am seeing the construction come together in my head which means it is time to go to the fabric.
That also means I tend to get blog scarce unless I am super quick or decide to share photos along the way.
Either way, you know where I the studio....doing my sewing thing!
I'll pop back in with more when I can.
Working through Julia Cameron's "The Artist's Way" for a recharge of creative juices too, so my time, as always, seems to be used up before feet hit the floor. (for anyone who has NOT worked this book---and it is not just reading but active effort---I highly recommend it to relight lost creative flames, or fan the fire to a blaze...)
Here's to a good weekend, and of course,



Elena said...

Still think these are great and so great that you're back in the studio. Thanks again for doing AW w/ me!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Elena,

Yep, TAW is good and actually keeping me more focused and contemplative when I work. Which is all GOOD!
Of course, my slow speed leads to fewer hours, but you do what you CAN, and that is that. I need a shot of the Road Runner!!! :-D


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love your work -- so exquisitely beautiful.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Only a truly tough chick could sew this beautifully! xox Corrime

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Debra,

Thanks~~I finally feel like all the years of learning different things has paid off as they all come into play with this type of work.
Or I make it up as I go along! :-D


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Corrine,

No, I'm thinking one totally nuts chick! There were moments when I thought I was going to have to rip it all out---in fact, what you see is the SECOND attempt. The first goldwork went in the trash.....ya just gotta do it....


Sophia said...

Hi Anne,
I tried to leave a comment on your last post for a few days in a row, but for some reason it wouldn't allow me to. Grr.

This post seems to be working, so let me chat before it "breaks" again!

Your stitching is lovely. A talent that I don't hold well...or maybe it's there and I've not tried hard enough? LOL Anyway, always amazed by your work. Thank you for the ongoing inspiration to keep pushing through life.

Big hugs. :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I've had the same problems; I suspect it is that Blogger pushed down a new code and it is interfering with comments again. This has rolled around the blogs for months.....
Stitching is something you have to LOVE because boy can it be a PITA when it chooses. I've done it for so long......
And here's the laugh; I darn near flunked Home Ec because I hated the ugly patterns and fabrics they made us work with! LOL!
Glad you were able to get through today!


audrey said...

One more example of your talent at stitching BEAUTY, Anne!! I'm certain the Lord has taken notice, as well, that your talents are being used in His name.
Enjoy your studio time!!
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I hope He has taken notice only of the WORK and not the more than occasional outbursts of BAD LANGUAGE when things weren't working or I had stabbed myself or other Anne-trauma...LOL!
Sooooooo ready to get to the real sewing!!!


Terra said...

I enjoy seeing your creations here, especially when they are in service to the Lord. I am a busy bee too, writing a book on celebrating moms. Terra

The Garden Bell said...

Always a treat here when I pop by. And yes, this blogger is going to get the best of me and my pictures yet. Find a Labor of Love to work on this weekend.

yoborobo said...

Those are gorgeous, Anne! And Blogger keeps telling me certain blogs don't exist when I know they do, so if I'm not here until the next day, it's because Blogger is messing with my sanity (what's left!).

Happy weekend, and happy stitching!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Pam!

I'm having the same issues since they launched that new *interface*. I've lost my blog list twice, some blogs can't comment.....they have MASSIVE issues.
The idea of leaving something alone that works? WOW.
That's novel! LOL!!!
And I have no sanity left...none.....


Jan said...

Your professionalism shines through with every stitch.

kj said...

such precise patience, anne. i know you are laughing at that description but it is obvious in every stitch.

yay julia cameron. i did the morning pages in provincetown where i was alone and not working a job for the first time in my adult life. it was luscious.

love to you anne, happy labor day. it's a new season


di from di-did-it said...

WOW ~ I think my fingers & hands would've screamed too loudly for me to ever come close to doing that much detail work. Good for you!

And good for you for working through Julia's book again... I took a class a couple years ago where we worked through it ~ EXCELLENT!

Have a super weekend!

studio lolo said...

Oh my, beautiful stitchery! I'm sure it can be meditative, especially given what the project is all about.

I'm scarce too but only because I'm pooped!! I have today off and then work the next 6 in a row. God help me!

maybe I'll get a tiny bit of art done today. And maybe a nap ;P

have a wonderful weekend Anne!


Robin said...

These delicate stitches were NOT made with a Scythe! A-ha-ha! Exsquite IS the word to describe are a marvel, m' dear...

Brava to my FBBBFF!!!!


♥ Robin ♥

Georgina said...

Hey Lady, lovely as usual. I have that book and a little kit with daily projects. Think I'll join you now that I've finished my book club can read the really good stuff! LOL

Hang in there...hope your head is better or at least working. Seeing some light at the end of the tunnel, but sadly, 2 of my mothers very close friends died and the other has 6 months to live...really depresses her and preventing her from healing sooner. Oh well, upward and onward.

Loves ya,

chickory said...

i vaguely remember this book - or maybe i just heard about it. One thing is for sure -you gots the mad sewing skills.

Cameron said...

I always imagine you, when tired, still having a contagious energy about you.....I bet you just buzz at a higher frequency than the rest of us :D

Beautiful work, btw, Anne!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I've read that book, but couldn't manage the time to actually DO the work - someday I plan to return to it. Loverly stitching, btw.

Manon Doyle said...

Whoa!! I can't even imagine the work involved in these!! THey are very impressive, my friend!!

BTW.... I think I should make an artist's retreat a yearly thing!! I also think I should talk some of my blogger girlfriends into going along!! You'd fit the sure!!!

Glenn Stenson said...

I was going to let you know I was checking in, but your hotel seems to be booked. Appears if you're not stitching fabric, you're leaving everyone else in them. Love you in the AW, gonna keep needling you there too, so look out.

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