Stitched textile painting. Ink on recycled linen, nylon, silk chiffon and cotton.
These are unprecidented times for all, putting us in isolation against a desease we know nothing about that has effected the entire world and for which as yet there is no cure. It is a scary prospect, and one which initialy threw me into a state of fear and shock. However as weeks have gone by and the name Covid is used incessantly in all the media I have beome calm and oddly inspired and revitalised in my studio. This time to think, to reasses and reevaluate is like a gift and I'm not wanting to waste a second. Like an epiphany after years of muddling around not really feeling committed I have a new direction and passion that is spilling out.
I wonder how we will all look back on this time, and even if the old way of life will return, but it is with mixed emotions that I have to change and adapt to what we have and 'is' and stay positive.
The ideas are flowing freely at last, so much so I can't keep pace, but that's a good thing. The sewing maching is getting a battering and I keep sewing myself to it, but you don't chose when to be creative, it 'happens' and you have to run with it.