Sunday, November 13, 2016

I work with words..

In what has been a difficult week in so many ways, I have found myself back in my world, where my heart feels safest, where I do what I do.

I work with words.

It certainly became clear this week when I looked at all the things I was involved in art-wise and the words were everywhere.

I started the week playing wth a new stamp



I finished a last minute request for two pebble alphabets and names



Before heading to Melbourne where I worked with words of peace and hope


And windows...


I returned to discover my first photopolymer plate ready for me to trim and attach to MDF to make it type high  - it will be fun to use my own calligraphy and letterpress together.



Barry is busy making work for a couple of shops he supplies - the Christmas rush is beginning - so I sat and wrote a heap of swing tags for him on Saturday.



I then began part two of the Melbourne commission - working with women's words. In my typical cut and paste way.


 And then tracing and transferring



And testing stitching, threads  and fabric...


All those words in a week.

I felt speechless earlier in the week - literally lost for words - and so I sought solace in the safety of working with words - of peace, of hope, for women, and for those I love and care about.

8 comments:

  1. I think we were all lost for words. Like you I think all we can do is try to re-find positive ones. Peace and hope look like a good starting point

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    1. Ah yes Jac - peace and hope are good starting, continuing, and finishing points. WE do have to keep working to find the good words, the right words, the words which open u sup and don't close ups down r separate us...go well.

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  2. speechless and empty and deeply sad. what a dreadful week, with more to come i'm afraid. solace is necessary. you do this: markmaking/words/hope.

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    1. Velma I have been a poor correspondent - I can only imagine how difficult the times have been of you. We need to keep making good words, kind words, gentle words...go well

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  3. there is something very calming about stitching words into soft cloth

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    1. such true words Mo - so meditative and calming...

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  4. I have been without a voice this week and yet words keep floating above me.
    So, as an artist, I have been trying to bring forth something that speaks.

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    1. Susan I think that is so true - we must find ways dos say the things that we need to say, and for which we may not have the words, just yet. Go well.

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