Saturday, September 21, 2019
Last week on Art With a Needle
If feeling sorry for yourself qualifies as performance art, I had a very arty week. Trying to not walk around any more than necessary on the broken ankle, I read books, did computer work and made all my daily miniatures from the same small pile of beads, wire and clay.
Vivien asked whether it's my sewing-machine foot that's immobilized -- the answer is no, I could do the foot pedal (if I took off my artificially-heightened shoe, currently wearing a clever soleplate to make me as tall on the good side as the boot makes me on the bad side). But the intricate piecing that I'm doing on my crossroads quilts requires a lot of up-and-down, walking from the sewing machine to the worktable every few minutes for more cutting and pressing, just the kind of activity I'm trying to avoid. And thinking up a new project that would require plain old sitting-at-the-machine time seems daunting.
What I find amusing are the genteel asterisks. Why bother, since your objective is obviously to prove that you know a four-letter word and are eager to say it in public? Not very original, ladies. (and did you notice the clever nom-de-plume on the second one? Messie Condo? give me a break)
Here's my favorite miniature of the week:
As always, you can check out all my daily art -- both miniatures and calligraphy -- at my daily art blog. Thanks for reading; thanks for commenting!