Monday, September 22

Around the World Blog Hop



Sue tagged me to participate in the Around the World Blog Hop.
Here goes, let me plunge in and try and answer the four questions this blog hop poses to its participants
1.How does my writing/creating process, work?
2.. What am I working on?
3. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
4. Why do I write/create what I do?
 At present I'm working on this silk cotton scarf. Free form discharge motifs outlined with blanket stitch. Its a work in progress. For the moment I'm calling it Weathering.
How does my work differ from others of this genre? What genre would that be - scarves or the embroidery? I like to think it's a personal signature of mine, this combining of discharge and blanket stitch. I've used this technique before on scarves I've made. Go with the Flow and Lichen are some examples.  
Why do I write/create what I do?
Embroidery has become my primary form of expression and therefore if there's something I want to express it's embroidery I turn to. I'm still learning and exploring and the experiments are helping me develop a style of my own.
My blog and the interaction it provides with people all over the world is also an important reason why I continue to do what I do.

How does my writing/creating process, work?
The process I follow is intuitive. There are periods when a piece of work is put aside to marinate before it is picked up and worked on. One such WIP is this patchwork project which i'm going to pick up again and work on very soon.

The blog hop asks of its participants to pass on the baton to keep the hop going. I'm going to direct you to the blogs of two people who's work I find inspiring.
Sharmond in Kentucky who creates great mixed media collages.Some of them have embroidery as well and Gwen in New Brunswick who creates jewellery, makes the most amazing quilts and she and her partner renovate and build houses too.
They should post about the blog hop on their blogs on the 29th of September.
If you would like to participate in the blog hop and you haven't been invited as yet please consider this as my personal invitation. Leave a comment on this post and I'll get back to you with the rules.

Have a great week.

12 comments:

Tante Mali said...

Dear Maya,
just found you searching boro textiles and don't want to leave without a comment! This work is so fascinating! You show great art! Thank you for that!
Have a wonderful time and all my best from Austria
Elisabeth

Magpie Sue said...

Love that scarf you're working on Maya! I need to figure out a way to incorporate more embroidery (or some kind of hand stitching) in my work or my life... First of all I need more energy (or is it self discipline?).

Els said...

Ahhhh Maya, your design made me remember .... : as a child I loved to make drawings starting with one curly line across the paper. Then I took alternating another colour and followed that first swirl .... In the end the swirls become less and less ;-))

desertskyquilts said...

I enjoyed that tour of your work quite a bit. What you do is very different from both my cq (cq4fun.wordpress.com) and the quilting. Thanks for sharing with us!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Lovely, original work ... I miss doing handwork! Enjoyed my visit - thanks!

maya matthew said...

Dear Elizabeth, thank you for your comment. It allows me to see your work and broaden my creative horizons.

maya matthew said...

Sue thank you for inviting me to the blog hop. Its brought so many new people to my blog, its been a great experience. You're doing a fine job creating great quilts working with all the constraints you have to and that'snot from a lack of discipline. Great to connect with you Sue after a long time.

maya matthew said...

Thank you for your comment Els. You make magical things with felt.It was nice to visit your blog and get to know you through your work.

maya matthew said...

Quiltdivajulie thank you for leaving a comment. Delighted to make your acquaintance as well as your work.

Cyra said...

Maya, I love your totally unique work. I've not seen anything like it before. You must be the Queen of blanket stitch, lol.
It was great to get to know you through this blog hop.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Maya, that scarf is just gorgeous! As you know, I'm a big fan of embroidery, and I haven't seen anything like this stitching. I love it!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Maya, The studio became so busy in the last 2 weeks of September I was completely worn out. I did a blog post today but I didn't get anything together for your request. Forgive me. I do sincerely appreciate that you thought of me.
xo

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