Challenge No 8 – completed.

I got up early this morning and finished the quilt… in reality it only took about 15 minutes to do it but I was tired last night. via pamhollanddesigns.typepad.com continuing

Midday.

I'm referring to the original on every step. Only the background is zig zag, the rest of the picture is straight stitch via pamhollanddesigns.typepad.com This is the process for the quilt I showed you this morning

From inspiration to quilt.

In 1941 Eleanor Coen became the first woman to win the James Nelson Raymond Traveling Fellowship in painting at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago. She chose to go to Mexico rather than Europe, the traditional choice prior to that time, because of the atmosphere in Europe, pre WW II. Eleanor Coen's work…

So little time.

One of the things I'm disappointed in this trip is the lack of time I've had to sketch. I don't know, I need more hours in the day. Photos, film and the blog take up a lot of time and then I'm just plain busy. Then again I have a lot of material to work…

Huipiles

Oh dear. Last night, I went to bed, re-read the blog on the Ipad and realised that I hadn't written in what a huilpil is. "A huipil is an embroidered blouse worn by indigenous women in southern Mexico and much of Central America. The blouses are particular to individual communities and are worn for special…

recapping the video.

This is a video I made with friend Sheri Brautigam last year. We spent 7 days in the village of Teotitlan and followed the process of spinning, weaving and dying silk. We were studying film making and this was our small piece. It's fascinating and I was reminded of the film today because I went…

Motivation solved…

Well, I solved the motivation problem. We took a long walk down the cobblestone road from our house to a fabulous restaurant. We chatted with people on the way and with others in the restaurant. We ate ice cream, sat in the Jardin with 100's of others and watched as the  mariachi sang, played and…