Friday, 31 August 2018

Gabriele Münter - Mother with Child

When I chose Gabriele Münter as the artist for this challenge, I had not yet decided on which picture I would use as inspiration. I love her work, and I wanted the challenges to become more feminine - but when I looked at her paintings I was a bit at a loss at first. Luckily we had the chance to see an exhibition of hers in Munich earlier this year, and I bought a book of postcards. In this I found a picture that got me going.

Münter, Mother with sleeping Child, 1934, oil on carton

I decided to concentrate on a detail - and by enlarging it from a trace off the postcard I actually worked with it in a larger version than the original.

A copy-machine is a handy tool indeed...
I took a pieced piece from some earlier project that had not been used, copied the lines of the contours onto it with a single line of stitch and added a few other materials.


Then I went on vacation and had taken the piece with me because I thought I could work on my mother's sewing machine. However, while she was still gone I could not find her mending/quilting foot and quickly aborted the attempt. That, of course, threw me back in my time plan.

Working without a foot is just not a very inspirational mode of stitching.

When she returned from China, she did retrieve the foot from wherever it had been hidden and I got to work on the project for a little bit. However, I did not get as far as I had hoped, and yesterday we were traveling home. I started working on it in the evening, and a bit more today, but I am not finished.



Partly because I slept very badly last night and am very tired now I am not going to push myself and perhaps ruin the whole thing. I have revealed what I have made and will finish in the next few days, and then post a full picture of it. Apologies, Ladies. Life ...

7 comments:

  1. How i have felt the last couple of days after getting back home from visiting Hilary.

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  2. Well, that is an extremely tantalizing taster of what you are doing and I still have no idea at all of where you are going with this piece. I will have to be patient but thanks for letting us see the various steps meanwhile. Hilary

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  3. Don't ruin it, just take your time....... Lovely to see work in progress and looking forward to see the finished piece.

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  4. Rest and then it will fall into place. There is nothing worse than trying to work on something when you are tired or not feeling great. I am really looking forward to seeing what this becomes. xxx Claire

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  5. I'm looking forward to seeing the final result. I'm intrigued.

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  6. What you have shown us looks very interesting Uta. Can't wait to see the end result.

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