Monday, October 13, 2014

Sew

Sew
mixed media on paper
9 x 12 inch
SOLD

I never did learn to sew very well.  My mother taught me how to hand sew a simple hem.  She actually used to darn socks using a light bulb to stretch them out so that she could mend them.  "Who in the world sews socks???  Why not just buy new ones?"  I once asked her.  "Mothers with six children," was her answer.  "Oh"...said me.

When I was pregnant with my first child, my grandmother, who was a seamstress back in her working days, helped me sew some maternity clothes.  They were corduroy overalls and I loved wearing them even though they made me look like an elephant. They really did...they were gray.

 I never did take to sewing though.

sketchbook sweetie
graphite and colored pencil

The painting was inspired by this sketch in my sweetie book (a tiny moleskin) and a recent conversation with a friend who likes to sew.

Hope you had a great weekend.  Thank you SO much for all your very kind comments on my most recent paintings.

♥ Lisa

11 comments:

  1. It's nice to have an insight into what inspires your beautiful creations.

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  2. Fun piece. Her eyes look like she doesn't like to sew. I recognize that look - cause that's how I sew too. lol
    Your work is so wonderful!

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  3. That sewing machine rocks. I have sewn for years. And now, my time is spent painting. Wonderful work Lisa.

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  4. This is a kick!
    Fun and really well painted. The concept, patterns and colors are great, Lisa.

    I used to sew most of my clothes ,out of necessity, when I was a teenager and could put in a zipper easily, but the buttons on the waistbands always became safety pins!
    Mother used to roll her eyes.
    were always safety pins

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  5. Your piece captures a moment beautifully. Your faces always look haunting and mysterious. I remember my nano darning socks too. Tiny little stitches....must have taken hours. In a way it is a shame life has become to time starved to take pleasure in the small things.

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  6. What a great gift this would be for a family member or friend who loves to sew!! Love it!

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  7. I love your sew painting and also your memories of sewing.

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  8. Love the sew painting Lisa! I'm not very good at sewing, but I do enjoy making crafty things. My mother was very good with a sewing machine and made most of my clothes when I was a kid. Love your blog background...very classic!

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  9. She is just great. Love all the color play and pattern. xox

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  10. Bonjour,

    Deux très jolies oeuvres. J'aime aussi les mots qui les accompagnent.
    Il est juste qu'aujourd'hui la couture tient une bien petite place par rapport à autrefois. Lorsque je me trouvais au collège la couture faisait partie des cours comme les cours de gym. Aujourd'hui il n'y a plus de cours de couture.
    Comme vous le dites si bien, qui raccommode ses chaussettes ?...

    Je vous fais de gros bisous ♡

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  11. I never learned how to sew either, my fingers kind of get in the way, or I break the needle or something else strange, but I would so much have loved to be able to learn it, really ! This painting is gorgeous Lisa, I love how it tells a story , gives me so many associations, love it !

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