Lizards in the Leaves

Rustlings in the green....imagination, art, whimsy

Oct 10, 2021

Seventy

 

Seventy
7.5x7.5
This is a self-portrait of me as a new septuagenarian. It might be my spirit. It might be the wild rooms of my mind. It might be the ramshackle boat of my heart sailing a purple sea. And it might be all three.



Feb 26, 2021

100 Day Project - Days 25 & 26

 

the hundred day project
day 25 & 26
Charm for Spring Greening & Blooming
3" X 3.5" weaving
cotton yarn & fabric,  vintage kantha remnant backing




100 Day Project-Days 12 - 24


 
Playing catch-up here.
 
 
 
 


day 12
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Pin
Kantha quilt scraps

 



day 13
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Pin
Kantha quilt scraps




day 14
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word bit
Kantha quilt scraps, inkjet printed muslin

 
 
Finished on Valentine's Day. My momma was love personified and died, fittingly, on a Valentine’s Day. 
I think of her and all my beloved dead.
 
 
 

 

day 15
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Not a pin. A bauble. A bit.
Kantha quilt scraps.
         





day 16
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Deconstructed serendipity
Kantha quilt scrap
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This scrap was 7 layers! My favorite bit is the second square.



 
day 17
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Pin
Kantha quilt scraps




day 18
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Word bit
Hand-dyed cloth and threads by @deblacativa , inkjet on muslin

 

 Not a one-day project, but finished this day.
Words come from random journal entries printed on cloth, then cut up. 




day 19
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Pin
Kantha quilt scraps



day 20
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Stitched Bit -Portal
Playing with light behind


days 21 and 22
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Charm for Happiness with Happy Button
Woven part 3.5” X 4.5”





 
days 23 & 24
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Charm for a Simpler Life

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Feb 11, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 11

 

The Hundred Day Project - Day 11

deconstructed serendipity diary
Kantha quilt scraps

Vintage kantha quilts are made of three to seven layers of cloth, no batting, held together with kantha stitching: lines of running stitches, hundreds upon hundreds. One of my favorite things to do is to discover those hidden textiles. Usually, they are worn, stained or patched, living another life as  warmth-giving layers.
 
When I remove the stitching to get at them, I never fail to take a moment to think of the anonymous hands that put together the original quilt, that threaded the needle, that made those lines and lines of  tiny stitches.
I've begun a practice of taking a small square of a kantha scrap, deconstructing it, and stitching each piece to a backing in the order in which it was stacked together. 

This is the record of three kantha quilts. The top and bottom pieces are the seen layers. The middle pieces are what was hidden inside. It's all random, what appears on the inner layers, which part of a pattern, the colors. Serendipity.
 

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100 Day Project - Day 10

 


 
The Hundred Day Project - Day 10
 
Pin. 
Kantha quilt scraps.
 
 
 

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100 Day Project - Day 9



 

The Hundred Day Project - Day 9
 
Pin. 
Kantha quilt scraps. 


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Feb 8, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 8

 


The Hundred Day Project - Day 8
 
Pin.

Kantha quilt scraps. 

 

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Feb 7, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 7

 


 
 
 
The Hundred Day Project - Day  7
 
Pin.
Kantha quilt scraps.

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Feb 6, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 6

 


 The Hundred Day Project - Day 6

 Word Bit.
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“I loved, was loved, the sun kissed my face”
-Amado Nervo

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Feb 5, 2021

100 Day Project - Day 5



 Pin.
Kantha scraps.

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