Sunday, May 11, 2014

a funny thing...

 funny peculiar, that is
not funny ha-ha

my last blog post was about my latest class with karen... alchemy, where we create our own... creation

she's our mentor, guiding us along, but where we go is up to us

last year i tore some pictures from various magazines that inspired me in one way or another
in form, or colour, line... something in each of them struck me in a particular way

i took them out and sifted through them, choosing half a dozen to work with, thinking that would give me a great scope for choice etc,,,

i posted the one below on my blog

and this blue/greige one in our dedicated Flickr group

playing with both, loving both
a good start

my two favourite colour palettes

i wrote here about how i liked the idea of the bird perched on the branch, poised in it's perch, safe in it's grip on the sturdy branch but wanting and ready to fly...using it's wings to soar the skies, letting the wind currents move it along

 immediately after completeing that post, i went downstairs to do my daily meditation... it was part of the latest oprah and deepak chopra 21 day meditation challenge

when i signed in i was dumbfounded by what was on the screen in front of me

that day's meditation was titled "expressing you" and the image was of a small bird, perched on a branch

i sat stunned for a full thirty seconds and then said "alrighty then"

seems the universe has spoken

i'll be working with the bird image

today i punched out this little window in some cardstock and laid out some strips of fabric

this i love

i am itching to play with this idea more... little scraps of fabric, laid out like miniature quilt blocks, peeping through a ragged window

adding embroidery

a window into heaven on earth


Dorthe said...

Dear Jillayne,
I love your photoes full of beauty, in so many wayes. The bird is wonderful and I know your bird themed art will be marvelous. Love the striped fabrics sewn together, and the beautiful papers around . The tiny window patchwork will make such lovely sweet artpieces ,with your added embroideries !
Hugs from Dorthe

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Jillayne:
It's always fun to visit and see the latest product of your fertile mind. You never fail to deliver!
I hope you have a wonderful week, my friend. Can't wait to see your next installment.

Janie said...

Hi Jillayne,
Beautiful, careful work. Your fine tuning is artistry.

Mosaic Magpie said...

Oh don't you just love it when our inner muse hits us over the head with a very large hammer! Alrighty then you are on your way to a masterpiece....the muse has spoken!

karen said...

love create your own creation....ha. you most certainly do!!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jillayne, what gorgeous elements to create your beautiful art piece. It is wonderful how creative thoughts and inspiration can show you the way!!
Always love seeing your work in progress. Something marvelous happens.

Createology said...

Soft meditative color palette and such interesting fabrics and lace combined to make cloth. Your bird and window are making me very curious. What ever you create I shall adore because everything you do is amazing and joyful. Creative Artful Bliss Dear...

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

When it's meant to be, it's meant to be Jillayne; how wonderful and magical! Loving the bird and your little cut out square framing your fabric strips, a lovely glimpse into your creative heart!

Cherie said...

Love everything about what you are creating in Alchemy.

Monica said...

Don't you just LOVE when the Universe is speaking?

Anonymous said...

I loved the bird when I saw it - it was definitely meant to be!

But I thought your favorite color palette was puke green...