Still the Master

I just ordered the new Stephen King book last night from Audible — Doctor Sleep.  For those of you who are not fans, this is the only sequel he has ever written.  It is about what happens to Danny Torrance, the troubled little boy from The Shining.  As to why he wrote it, in an NPR interview Stephen King said…

I wanted to revisit Danny and see what he was like as a grown-up. I think that we all have this … desire to reconnect with friends from when we were younger — you know, that’s the whole basis of high school and college reunions. So, I was also wanting to re-meet some of the people I knew from The Shining. I also wanted to investigate this whole idea about, can we rise above our parents? Can we rise above the mistakes that our parents made or the character flaws that our parents had?

I’m always excited to read his new books  (I do like to scare myself) but this one made me gasp aloud about 10 minutes in.  I gasped, then smiled.  Thanks, Steve!

Here’s another tribute to one of my favorite authors.

stephen king

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I have always loved the process of transforming pieces of fabric into quilts. For years I collected scraps, just to be sure I'd have the right piece for the project at hand. Eventually, as my skills progressed, my hobby grew into art. I moved from simple quits, to 'landscape quilting' and then eventually onto portrait work. I am new to the art field and am self-taught, learning from my mistakes as well as from my successes. I create my images using only fabric and thread. I remain true to this limitation for two reasons; first, I love the challenge of finding new ways to depict ever more challenging subjects. Second, fabric work remains my true love. I enjoy the hunt for fabrics; where other artists might blend oil paints, I love finding that perfect shade or pattern for a specific need. I refer to my style as "gestalt impressionism" for one needs to take a step back from my pieces to get the whole picture. My view point changes by what is influencing me at the time. Recently I've begun to focus on the journey of the individual. I enjoy working on portraits of people whom I feel have lead interesting lives.

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2 comments on “Still the Master
  1. dweinberg415 says:

    What a great idea, to memorialize someone who is living in a quilt!

    • I do tend to stay away from living portrayals — I guess it is because I secretly live in fear that someone will ask me to do one of their grandkid or something. All my pieces come out spooky — I wouldn’t want to traumatize someone! 😉

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