|52 Ways to Look at the River, weeks 1 - 48|
I have completed week 48 in my year long, self directed project, 52 Ways to Look at the River, and am coming down the home stretch. Every week I travel to a locale along the Susquehanna River and take a picture. I use the image as the inspiration for a fiber art panel. The panels are 6" x 12", and are needlefelted with wool and silk, with added detailing by stitch and applique. In the photo above the 48 to date are pinned up on a foam board. When I have all 52 finished I will begin to assemble them into several quilts. I'm still experimenting with how best to arrange them.
Below are the panels I have made since the last update. Most of them have warranted their own blog post, which you can track back to by clicking on the "52 Weeks" tab in the top header.
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 41|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 42|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 43|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 44|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 45|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 46|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 47|
|52 Ways to Look at the River, week 48|
Perhaps you've had this experience: You go on an extended trip or long-anticipated vacation, and immerse yourself in the culture and daily rhythms of your exotic locale. You love everything about it, and entertain fantasies of blowing up your "real" life and making the move permanent. And then, on the last day or so, you realize that you are actually ready to go home. That to me is the sign of a successful vacation, and it's akin to where I'm at with this project. I'm loving it, but I'll be ready to wrap it up and make room for what comes next.
It's wide open as to where I'm going for the final 4 photo shoots. On a road trip? To a familiar spot to look at it with a fresh perspective? You can follow along with each week's reveal on your platform of choice:
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