Friday, 31 May 2013
Synonyms for “perseverance” include carry on, keep on, keep at it, keep going, keep trying; not take ‘no’ for an answer; not accept compromise; endure, last, continue, hang in there, tough it out, and stick with it. These descriptors apply to my health struggle for the past five months.
It has been very difficult during this period to create, not that I didn’t want to, but I found my creative “juices” were gone. Having our group challenge was just what I needed to keep me going. The theme “Aubergine” enabled me to find this “special” color in places that I never expected … the bruising and discoloration that result from medical interventions! This unconventional inspiration has brought me laughter, humor and my confidence to be able to create again.
This piece titled, “PERSEVERANCE”, will remind me as a testament to commitment, the blessings of friends and family - - - and toughing it out!
The materials I used were cotton, felt, bamboo fibers, wool roving, silk threads and yarns. I layered cotton fabrics for the reversible appliqued circles. I placed the curved rows of circles onto aubergine felt. I embellished between the rows with the various fibers to create texture. Adding special yarns create movement and whimsy.