Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sanguineous Presume Night

There will be an answer, let it be!

And a tattoo is not the answer...
Caution, choose your artist carefully!  This may be an occasion where checking one's GPA might be acceptable.  Or even necessary.  Or how about checking the decal they put on to follow?  OMG...

Now that the Sun is in your royal sign, you have a good reason to feel like you're the center of your own universe. Your current confidence enables you to act magnanimously, even if you don't have the resources to give as generously as you would like. Luckily, doing something special for others doesn't have to cost money. Visit a lonely friend or relative, help a neighbor with a chore, or just be there to listen for someone who needs it.
So, if you need help at something, or are lonely, give me a call!  
Tell me the Horror sent you and just don't ask for money.

Great website of Chuck Close showing his progression from the 60's on to today.  This portrait of his grandmother-in-law is entirely done with his fingerprints.  I love seeing work progress over the years, and this site really works at that.

And now, talking about my own 'procss', I'm not so sure I have achieved 'sucess' yet, but I sure have been putting in the time.  After several hours of cutting and recutting 4 little legs and 4 little shoes, I got them all pinned in place and one sewn down.
 The feet patterns.
The original photograph feet (with bows and buttons eliminated)

The solution for the top binding that was completely worn away in places.
 I am not happy with the way the satin appliqués because the little corners keep poking out as I sew around the curves.  Probably should have made a template but it's too late now.  Also I stuck the whole thing up on the wall again after not seeing it except flat on the table for a long time.  It showed that I needed to make a few adjustments so I spent time cutting off a hand on one and then a whole arm on the other to re-attach so she isn't hunched over.
 Then I went to hunt for some more lace and decided that drawer needed to be tidied up so I rolled up lace for a good amount of time, slammed the neat balls back in the drawer and kept out a few to add to the surface.  So, even though I made some headway on the work yesterday, I made more work for myself before it's done!  But, good news, I do see the end finally.  I want it completely finished and on the wall before I go away in mid-August, and I don't see any reason that won't be possible.  Stay tuned, something always comes up.

But whenever I look at the question of how to live, the answer's always staring me in the face. I'm already doing it.   Damien Hirst 


Kay Koeper Sorensen said...

You havae certainly piqued my interest with this one.
I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Mary Beth Frezon said...

oh thank you so much for the treat of Chuck Close - he's such a favorite of mine. I enjoyed the show and sat looking at photo 12A for awhile. I wondered at the process of doing color separations in your head and then for awhile longer I just stared at the little TV and wondered (as one who often listens to the TV while working) what Chuck was watching...