frenchtown fiber

Chris Mundy and Kate House try to make art while navigating the crap life throws at them.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Back in Action


I'm feeling better. I went back to work yesterday. Work has become a very tense place. I feel like I could devote an entire blog to complaining about work. All I can tell you is that I work for a big corporation, and it is plain to see that eventually there will be 10 people that actually work for the company and everyone else will be contracted. I know the day is coming when I will have to reapply for my own job, most likely with less pay and benefits. I can't believe I've managed to last this long.

I finally finished a piece I have been working on for a little while. I didn't know what to call it. It dawned on my at one point that I was just winging it with this quilt the entire time. I had no idea where it was going next. I'd just stare at it and then an idea would flash into my brain. Nothing amazing or terribly original, but that's how it went with this little quilt. And it came out alright. I figure it's a good metaphor for everyone's life right now. If we work at it and try to be creative, it will come out alright. I called the piece "Anticipation." All we can do is anticipate the future.

I spent a few days on the couch sewing on beads and watching old movies. I caught 2 Artist movies. Lust for Life, which was Kirk Douglas playing Vincent Van Gogh, and Moulin Rouge, with Jose Ferrar playing Toulouse Lautrec. I'd rather have spent my time watching real documentaries, but it was fun to watch these dramatizations. I was kind of weirded out by how bright the costumes were in Moulin Rouge. I know that most of the scenes took place in a night club, but still, did they even have dyes that bright in the 1890's? (I'm such a stickler for historical accuracy.) At the end of the movie I was informed that the costume designer did that on purpose in response to the palette that Toulouse Lautrec used. Silly me, it all made perfect sense once I was aware of that.

1 comment:

Gunnels blog said...

A beautiful little quilt! I like the stitching, is it beads on the border ?
Fine you feel better. Me too! I have two dad cold and been so tired. But today I feel better, I have take a long walk in the snow and it was so good wich frech air!
And you package it´s on the mailbox !!!!