What I did on my summer vacation

I can’t recall whether I loved or hated the classic Back to School essay, but these days I am more than happy to show and tell.

The new Moon Myth patches made before our departure to the Outer Banks of North Carolina were stitched together …

 

accompanied by the warm sun and gentle surf sounds of our rental house deck. Likewise, Deb Lacativa’s dyed threads took in the beach air …

 

And if I didn’t get a whole lot done, there were no regrets for time well-spent with our loved ones …

 

Likewise, our return to Texas was eased by my attendance at a Wax & Words workshop conducted by Lyn Belisle
(whose SHARDS blog can be found amongst the Kindred Spirits in the sidebar)
It was definitely out of my comfort zone, this venture into mixed media, but Lyn made it safe and I ended up with several pages of “stuff” …

 

from which this piece emerged …

 

though I’m still not sure how best to orient it …
or …

 

or …

Any thoughts?

17 thoughts on “What I did on my summer vacation

  1. So happy to hear the vacation was enjoyed by all. Precious time. Hmmm…I dare say I am not sure how to orient this new piece, as well. Time, no doubt, will be your instructor. Love how the strips are coming along. Blessings to you and all.

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  2. (((Liz love all the grins with a good time had by all! re the asemic mixed media- I like the first orientation, it reads well from left to right with the strong vertical

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  3. I love that you all look so happy relaxed and warm! Sleeveless! I am with Mo – the first orientation of that piece works best for me and for the reasons she gives. It feels anchored, yet free. I think you made beautiful work in a hitherto unknown medium – gorgeous, I think your pages look lovely too. Enjoy the where to next…

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  4. Sue – the time was over in the blink of an eye … Mo and Fiona – The first was the orientation I favored, but some folks in the workshop encouraged me to consider otherwise. Your thoughts on the matter are much appreciated

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  5. Liz, there is always such joy and happiness in your family photos, love abounding.As for your new art, all of the orientations fascinate but the last one just leaps off the page, it is dance in motion and is my favorite.

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  6. what a beautiful brood! I love your experiments and if I were to vote on orientation – it's the first presented. The other just looks up-side-down!

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  7. looks like you removed some of the photos of your art because I can't find the one that I spoke ofl it was the 4th photo but if you take the last photo posted here and turn it left horizontally, you can see the dance aspect that I spoke of…???

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  8. Marti – I have a bad habit of editing published posts … in this case I was trying to tweak the relative picture sizes on the laptop, then inadvertentlybreverted to an earlier draft on my phone app. Now I have no idea which picture was where (sigh)

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  9. Dee – I'm glad too hear it … should've trusted my own instincts, but I'm not schooled in composition so i often doubt myself. That said, I'm intrigued by what Marti saw in the landscape orientation (perhaps influenced by the tiny dancer in her family)

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  10. Grace – it seems to tell different stories depending on which way it is oriented … I may just prop it on the hearth and turn it periodically.Love your observation of how our family has grown …

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  11. yes..turn. Somewhere along the line Jude has told us how herfather told her that art needs to be good in any orientation. Andthat she has followed that advice. exponential growth. its just really Something.

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  12. Look at all of those grandbabies! Wonderful! As for the art…I like the 2nd and 3rd orientations best. But, to be honest, my first response was to say: put a hanger on each side and change it up every now and then 🙂 Glad for your joyful days of beacha nd family.

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  13. Nancy – I love it when you come to visit … it makes for the best kind of \”instant replay\” (something I recall from AM radio waaaay back in the 60s)

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