Wednesday, January 12, 2011

beginnings Haiku




seeds of all seasons
waiting for life to begin
rest in still places


I used a piece of copyright-free artwork, manipulated it, printed on a batik fabric, stamped, did some free-motion stitching, twisted 2 different fibers for the edging, added beadwork and quilting. I think I will mount this on a textured black substrate.

This idea was inspired by my daughter and her husband who have spent 4 years in fertility treatments, battled with each carrying a recessive gene which does not allow a baby to reach full-term, but now are pregnant with a normal, healthy baby! Praise God!

6 comments:

elljay said...

That's an amazing story and the haiku distills it down so well. Then the piece you made evokes it on another level.

acarolegrant said...

What an awesome story.. and that artwork really has a deeper meaning... the miracle of birth... congrats to you on being a new grandmother...and to your daughter and son-in-law as well.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Fabulous piece and Haiku, brings such a great meaning to 'beginnings'.

Cherie in Del Mar said...

Lynn, The quiet simplicity of your art and the beautiful haiku are elegant...wonderful!
Cherie

Maureen said...

Lynn
The story behind your Haiku is wonderful.......the persistance and bravery in trying yet again and winning is inspiring.
Your simplistic artwork only adds to the strength of the piece.

Martha Dennis said...

This is a beautiful piece, Lynn. Your inclusion of those new green leaves perfectly illustrates your story.