Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Mighty Rock

Those of you who have seen this before
know it is a mighty big piece.

I have been working in the shadowy
Leeward side of the rock
and now that section is done.

The leeward side where I imagine
moss and lichen take root.

Today I hung it on the design wall
and stood back to take it all in.
I needed to square it up and
decide how to stitch the background that surrounds the rock.

Funny... I suddenly realized that my mighty rock is in fact
balancing on another rock.
An area that, when I started, I took to be water.
Me thinks it is telling me it has to be another rock
giving my mighty rock something to stand on.

The discharged dots that divide this piece into sunshine and shadow
represent the pebbles that are everywhere in this part of the world.

Back to work on bringing to life the new rock.


  1. Isn't it wonderful when a piece wakes up and talks to you!

  2. Whatever. It is just beautiful and has a life of its own.

  3. well it does sit on the rock we all sit on...is that what you mean?

    soooo many stitches, and each one touched.

  4. Your stitching is wonderful!!!! Love this piece!

  5. Can't wait to see this one in entirety - the little glimpses are so tantalizing. I love when a piece decides to discuss what it wants to be. Dolls are good at that, but I know that other pieces of art do the same thing.


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