Monday, 23 April 2007

Comfort blanket

This is my end of year show from last year's BTEC textiles course. The large green fabric collage in the background is a quilt. We had to choose a section from a painting and then design a textile piece. I chose a still-life painting by Max Beckman. I had wanted to hand stitch the whole thing but ran out of time. It has been in a cupboard for a year and yesterday I decided to tackle it.

I have been struggling to make work recently, I have made lots of starts but do not feel very coherent in what I am producing, and the whole situation was made worse by someone (anonymous) leaving a rather nasty comment yesterday on the blog about my inadequate writing skills. First I responded in anger with my own comment, then I deleted the whole post. The thing is it has been bugging me ever since and I cannot stop thinking about it so I thought I would share it with you and hopefully get rid of the demon inside me !! I have started stitching the quilt today and that has made me feel better already. I do find sewing cathartic. It is going to be a long project ...

12 comments:

raspberry said...

Sorry to hear about the mean person, as my mother would say 'they are only jealous' !
So stuff them, and you work recently has been great, you have been an inspiration to me!

Lynne said...

such a shame that a silly comment can leave a bad taste, but it can :-(
However...I agree with raspberry, I am new to flickr and you really have been an inspiration and a very enthusiastic commentator on so many posts, and very welcome and friendly they are too.....

susan said...

i missed that ... and am so sorry to hear. your writing is more than wonderful and you inspire me every week. poo on the baddies. let them go and as raspberry said, jealousy is the motivator more often than not.
hugs from nh,
susan

Miss Frugality said...

I always enjoy your writing ,and find it more than adequate!!!
Happy sewing :-)

comfies said...

why would somebody leave that comment?! to serve what purpose? well i love your blog, your writing and your observations and i think that was a ridiculous thing to do....i'm just sayin'.

Camilla said...

Sorry to hear a meany struck you. I'm always a bit scared that i'll get horrible comments.

cathy said...

I feel you write very interesting, worthwhile entries and your blog is an inspiration to visit! It is sad to know people waste time negatively.

Claire said...

Huh? your writing is fine.

I think there is a nasty troll lurking about at the moment as I have read similar stories on other blogs (most notably a post on YarnHarlot a few weeks ago). Their purpose is solely to upset you.

I like that quilt by the way :-)

Feltbug said...

Thankyou everyone - I am feeling much better and its lovely to have your support - I did think it might be happening elsewhere - I guess it is just one of those things about putting yourself out there in the public domain. Big hugs to you all :)

Robin Cracknell said...

Sorry to hear about the nasty comment. Forget it. Your writing is beautiful. Your work is beautiful. The blog inspires me every day. And clearly you have so much support so completely ignore the comment left by one jealous incompetent!

jude said...

mean stuff only comes from insecurity so take it as a compliment. your blog and your work is great. don't mind my lack of comments, sometimes my words get used up and i can only get thoughts out after a day of working and creating. whew! creating is hard work.

shula said...

Let it go, baby.

The world is full of shitheads.

What can you do?