I am recording some of my travels in stitch...one of my favorite things to do - especially when sitting in an airport. Sometimes I wonder if I am a painter or a stitcher, but I guess it doesn't matter. Painting is something I do that requires movement and thought. Stitching is something I do without thinking when I am sitting for long periods of time. That makes a good balance for me!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
A few weeks ago I posted about my experience, as a Westerner, trying to draw the subtleties of Chinese faces. Here is another example of the apparent same difficulty that the Chinese have. We went to a huge and comprehensive Andy Warhol exhibition in Shanghai. In the children's classroom they were given coloring book style pages on which to color their version of Andy Warhol. I think the coloring book template of ole' Andy looks very Chinese!
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
In addition painting, I am working on a quilt made mostly from scraps I was given or bought from the corner sewing ladies. Most every corner, here in Shanghai, has a shop where you can get pants hemmed, sewing repairs made or your favorite clothes copied. The women (although I have seen one man sewer) use traditional food treadle machines - no electricity and no digital! I do not have my machine with me, so I am hand-piecing, which I love.