I have been working on this Challenge for 13 years....the last 3 with more urgency.
"Autumn Turns to Winter: Unraveled and Frayed"
Let me just say that a few years ago I discovered that 50 is NOT the new 40. AND, 60 is NOT the new 50. AND, 70 is not the new anything....anything, that is, but for me, an urgent need to create.
Thirteen years ago I thought of myself as being in my 'Autumn Years". My visual language included fallen leaves, bare trees, autumn moons and ravens, reminding me of Nevermore.
Those images remain still, darkened perhaps, but continuing to insist that I keep creating. Everyday. In the hopes that I will know where my time has gone.
Full disclosure re my Unraveled and Frayed:
Details: 18"x18" vintage, reclaimed, recycled cotton dinner napkin, raw edged appliqued with hand-dyed, block printed, hand-painted and soy wax batiked cottons. Machine and hand stitched.