Friday, July 16, 2010

gestures and mumblings

dewey - pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel

dewey was drawn on an old envelope given to me by julie prichard... i am smitten with the idea drawing on old stuff! this envelope provided an exquisite background - all i had to do was draw... it's postmarked 1945, and besides the great stamp and gorgeous handwriting, it has little airplanes on it as part of the postmark. thank you, julie...

marvin - pencil, colored pencil, oil pastel

this is marvin... he was born albert, then he changed his name to edgar, and finally to marvin. the last thing I told him yesterday was that i was gonna give him horns and call him el diablo if he didn't settle down. (marvin thinks this is hilarious because he knows i would never tell anyone to settle down)


i finished this today...

when i started stitching a month ago i had no idea i'd keep going. now i don't see myself stopping. i like that i can be abstract with cloth. i don't seem to be able to do it with painting - i always want to add a face or an eye or a heart. something... but with cloth i feel comfortable not telling a story. although i did stitch words on this one.

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via jeane today i found lisa pressman's blog, and this post about the art of hannelore baron. wow...

this quote was part of lisa's post...

"Everywhere there is evidence of a tale that can be told only by gestures and mumblings, not by the orderly written word."

~ michael brenson

XO

24 comments:

  1. How fun! You always make me want to get my muslin bolt out and play!

    Love the quote!

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  2. Oh your boys make my heart sing! I especially love Dewey with that handwriting behind him. I just made a new sketchbook from all the crap in my recycling bin--I like the unexpected of background bits showing through a sketch.

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  3. Love the new backgrounds. And boy...I also love Albert-Edgar-Marvin's story. Your faces have such personality and clearly theie own unique history.

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  4. Oh Lynne, Dewey is perfect. The envelope just finishes the piece off so nicely.

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  5. Ohh I'd give alot for that envelope Lynne! Lucky you - the paintings seem to belong as they are quite timeless - even more beautiful when they age as well!

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  6. I love these drawings, Lynne. I've been drawing on stitched collages, something of the same idea of using papers that are ordinarily thrown away. Now you've made me start searching for old envelopes.

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  7. well I continue to absolutely love the muslin...
    and Hannelore Baron - wow is right. I've lead such a sheltered life - thanks for opening the doors to such incredible wonders.
    xo

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  8. you are off on a

    a big adventure here...
    it looks fresh and exciting and far off in the distance is the palace.

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  9. I am loving these. the envelope is especially fetching! I think you are onto something. Your faces have such authentic personality. Just did an artworkshop with Nick Bantock. He blows up small pieces, like stamps and postmarks. I could totally see you blowing up envelopes or pages up and making them into larger formats for your work.

    I must confess to trying out a monk on an old book page the other day and because I am infatuated with text really liked it. I think I might just try the blow up thing myself!

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  10. Lynne, I really love your drawings, no matter what substrate they're on. And I think it's wise for a subject to continually change his name. One never knows when someone's hot on the trail...

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  11. adore Dewy and the fine cast of characters that you are creating on old paper... just fabulous Lynne!! xo

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  12. Oh, gosh. This is my first visit to your blog. I followed immediately - I was Enchanted with your work as soon as the page had fully loaded.
    I am so pleased that my clicking took me here!
    Amy

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  13. Yes, I reckon when words fail there is always 'gestures and mumblings', or paint!. -J

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  14. Dewey is Awesome and that quote! I so agree that words are just not enough to express yourself.

    Hugs

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  15. thank you, everyone... i'm feeling quite wordless these days, but please know that i appreciate your comments very much. : )

    xoxo

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  16. Dear Lynne, I am loving your new work so much... roxanne

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  17. Hey, Lynne!
    I've been so behind on blogging and I've missed so much! I just love Dewey and Marvin and the rest. They are so very cool!! Love what you've been doing!!
    xo

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  18. oh I do love the drawing on envelope and pages you're doing lynne - truly wonderful!!!

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  19. ah, I have missed so much by taking a holiday in Italy. So lovely to visit you again. Your envelope and book art is wonderful fun. And the cloth stitchery as well. Nice to have different mediums that inspire us in unique ways.

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  20. Hi Lynne,
    oh, I missed this post. I love works on old envelops, maps, books and so on. Nice quote from Mr. Brenson. :-)

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  21. Yes, yes, yes, I love how you are drawing and painting on old things! What a way to give new life to old ephemera!

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  22. Oh, I love this face on the postcard. You've been so busy with all these faces. So clever.
    Gxx

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  23. I wish I could find your trees and then I would be blessed with the handiwork on your fabric!
    http://crystalscreations-stillwatersgallery.blogspot.com

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