Sunday, November 21, 2010

stars





I had time on my hands, visited various blogs, saw this and this, couldn't silence the sparks they set alight..started these



sorry about the photos with flash, it gets dark early here in Warsaw.
tomorrow I'll be travelling home

22 comments:

jude said...

oh i love the heavily stitched star center. such a dense heart for a star. as i imagine it to be. that is just perfect. i have some stars here waiting for stitch...

Manya Maratou said...

this cloth was large, unwieldy and quite problematic' too many interesting things happening- seams, ragged edges, colours showing through in stripes where there were triangles etc. So I thought to give a point of interest, yes, a heart in the star. it is still evolving but now I am thinking a geometric mandala, or a thought- catcher.. a note to myself that has sparked more sparks
my son saw it and said: now I can see the star

Suzanna said...

A full star on a night of full moon. So rich...

Velma said...

i like the heart of your star.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

manya, i like the so many things
happening, the layers, the this
upon this and then
oh then
the heart of the star
i just love the you and the you
that comes out in your cloth and
the ClothYou that wants to occur...
how very good it all is

Karen said...

beautiful!

Morna Crites-Moore ~Wicked Waif ~ said...

OMG, I think I'm in love - especially with that top photo --- the colors ---perfection in a wabi sabi sort of way!

Phyllis said...

Such beautiful weaving and stitching. I love the colors too.

Jacky said...

Such a rustic piece...I love that stitching in the centre and the wonderful colours.

Visited Morna's blog and love her piece too.

Jacky xox

iNdi@na said...

lovely
off to explore your links now

nandas said...

breathtaking...the top photo looks like the star has rays or maybe a shooting star? ooh, i need to get started with stars now...

deb g said...

These are wonderful!

Manya Maratou said...

oh thank you all, it is so good to find comments like these from people whose work I admire
I'll get proper photos tommorrow in real light because the colours are interesting, the placing of shades from the plant dyed fabrics gives movement, even life.just by the simple act of weaving and cutting.
And the "doing" of making stitches transforms the ragged fabrics into cloth
the process fascinates me, right now I am "doing" and experimenting,my aim is to internalise..like eating..what sparks my interest.. and I'm confident that my voice will emerge from the melting pot when the time is right

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

manya..your "voice" has always
been right there...it will maybe
speak more of what you would like
it to say, but your cloths have
and do speak a very unique language
when i experience them. what
is wonderful is MORE photographs
i love to see.

Sara Lechner said...

it looks great! the star comes to life!

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

oh, a sea of stars, a sea of fish
a sea of
starfish
a sea
at at the edge of every sea is
a
shore
your water ripples
back
forth
on my shore

Serena said...

just beautiful stars.
so very lovely.

these are such true works.

thank you.

Judy Martin said...

Using the weaving and the fabric to make stars is very inspiring. I also like the colours you've chosen, natural and bright.

Stars are fantastic, aren't they?

twhIch aye said...

i too was inspired by the same posts you link to... trafalgar was inspired by one and i've spent 2 days trying to figure out the weaving on morna's star (so beautiful).

your stars are :wonder:full...

Kim said...

Oh! I just found your blog.... what a lovely piece! I am going to have to spend some time going through your earlier post, I see. Cold in Warsaw this time of year too, I bet. Keep warm, and if you celebrate, I wish you a very merry Christmas.

Robyn A said...

Just jumped over from Jude, this is so lovely Manya. Seems to me you have already found your voice but I know that sometimes we all find it hard to realise that. The heart of a star - what a great name for a cloth!

Dee / Cloth Company said...

very pretty

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