Sunday, April 11, 2010

cooking eases me into my process...

As I saute my onions, celery and garlic to the browning of the center cut pork I am thinking about my processes. As I peel the carrots and chop into sweet morsels to add to the roast...I am thinking about my next steps...I poured the white wine from Australia over the mixture with delicious possibilities and season with rosemary and blended seasons and salt...I am thinking about my schedule....nine weeks to coordinate and frame the works and complete the hand embellished stage of the quilted narratives. I think about the compositions and colors to add to the layers of my canvases...I keep Ramona's assemblage close by just to study her comforting eyes. I throw the scraps into the woods for my furry friends and to compost the hillside...every little bit helps. :O)

I did work on my down the rabbit hole collaboration with Bea in Wisconsin...I hand painted the fabric...I stitched the top layer of my top/batting and pink background...I stamped context onto of the stitching...and next I will add embellishments and some photo transfers...then tomorrow I will cut it up and reassemble into a new configuration. I may be slow but I kind of have rock and roll theme with "tribal" influences coming to the surface. Thank you Miss Bea for all your patience.

Now I am going to work on my finalization and hand stitching of the Crow Moon composition. Last night I ended up taking the machine stitch out and I am much happier with the chain stitches with beads framing my two wolves in the photo.

Ken and I are going to a Clippers baseball game tomorrow night over in the new Huntington Stadium to celebrate our neighbor's 50 th birthday... we should have a great time because the weather is supposed to be fantastic. Images for my heart's desire to incorporate into a future work...everything is a gift to my mind's eye. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  1. OK, Clue number five is posted, have fun. YOU my friend are very busy, very. I am excited to watch the progress for the gallery show.
    Next Monday I will post what people need to know about the new DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE CHALLENGE = Hanging out the laundry. Another fun project and right up your talent. :)Bea

  2. Lovely photo. I sure enjoy your comments on my blog. Thanks for visitin.

  3. Hey there!

    I see you got the one thing fixed---yay for you!
    I'm off to grub up dinner and then knit a while longer. I really need to put up a blog post....but all I can think of is the allergies....sniff! ;)


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