Call me determined


Call Me Determined

I really love to stitch ~ hand stitch. It is slow, slow work, especially since I stitch on paper.

I used to make reverse applique quilts, with actual fabric, and that could be described as “laborious” as well, though it never seemed that way to me.

But I have always loved working with paper, and once I tried stitching it, I fell in love with its unique properties. I use printer paper, onto which I have printed one of my own paintings, digital or otherwise.

My mother was an impeccable seamstress, and she sewed very fast. Everything she did was done fast. Both the hand quilting and paper stitching absolutely mystified her. WHY would I not want to use a machine? And what was the point of stitching cheap paper?

I am very stubborn ~ Mom told me so many times as I was growing up, whenever I had objections to doing what she thought I should do. My pointing out that she was every bit as stubborn never went very well.

It is clear to me now that we were simply two strong females trying to deal with very different personalities.

I continue to dislike the term stubborn. If you have to name this attribute, call me determined.


About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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6 Responses to Call me determined

  1. Carol, how are you creating these images and what method are you using to get the writing on there? I’ve just subscribed to your son’s newsletter. A chip off the old block eh? ;) It’s so nice to see your work again and these ‘posters’ are fabulous.

    • CarolWiebe says:

      Thank you, Flora! Jason will thank you, too! Don’t forget to get his free pdf of his first 100 posts!

      I am doing more of my work digitally than ever before, although I still like to get my paintbrush wet.
      My favorite app at the moment is Procreate, which I used for the images you are asking about.

  2. Tammy Vitale says:

    you *hand sticth* all your work?? Wow – I thought machine! I love hand stitching. Very meditative. Have done tons of needlepoint and embroidery pieces over the years for that very reason.

  3. CarolWiebe says:

    Tammy, I hand stitch my backgrounds but never the elements that go on top. They are all hand stitched, for the same reasons you do it!

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