Sunday, 28 October 2007

You Are the Holy One

Hallowed Be Thy Name, machine embroidered with metallic threads on silk noil and dupioni.

This has not translated in the scan well at all. I am still debating how I feel about the actual piece, particularly since it was a test piece for Athanasius. I know he has been languishing in his desert exile for almost a year; hanging out with Antony, writing subversive letters and whatnot. As history bore out, those complete losers Eusebius and Constantius couldn't keep him down and he is gearing for a triumphal return. There will probably be some rioting in the near future.

Anyway I am not so proficient with my machine work these days (especially since I am still getting used to teh noo machine), so it's a good thing I tried this out. The metallics of course don't show up the way they should. The gold is the only one you can really see in the scan, however in the actual piece I am thinking it is too distracting. I think I need to keep playing with thread colours. I like the copper and I think I am going to go tonal and eliminate the gold. We'll see.

This is the first CIP piece I've done since we ripped up the back room-yes I am still working on it! I'm still not finished the art room-I have to make the curtains and set up the paper hangers yet. There were other minor things I was intending on, but I am getting tired of it and I think that once those two things are done then so is the room.

My hands smell like oil paint from the paintstiks....since you all think I stink anyway, it doesn't matter.


mem said...

Poo stinks. Oil doesn't stink, unless it's got some kind of hexane base. So I'm sure you smell positively lovely right now.

It looks good, though. I'm glad to see you're producing a little more lately—hope I haven't taken time away from your productivity.

I was pretty proud of the "Char sleeps in crocs and skinny jeans" line, though.

separateunion said...

I could never sleep in jeans. Too restrictive and hot.

Honestly, I wish I had your talent. I wish I had any talent, but unfortunately, my only real talents seem to be impersonating Joel Osteen on message boards and playing air guitar.

gwensmom said...

I don't care if you stink because I can't smell from here.