Family Ties I: new beginnings

November 2, 2010
Hello Friends,
I’ve been giving you little tastes of  the Family Ties series and hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them. Over the next several days I’ll show you each completed piece. 
I’m putting together a small book featuring this series and I’d love YOUR input.
Family Ties I: new beginnings
If you have a poetic turn of mind I would love to publish short verses or haiku to go along with piece. 

Please join me in this creative endeavor!
If this work inspires you in any way, please add your verse to the comment section. 
I haven’t thought about it yet but I’d like to thank each poet somehow.
I look forward to seeing your poetry!
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  • Reply
    Dee M
    November 15, 2010 at 6:24 am

    As we begin our life together
    May we, through sun and stormy weather
    Have a love that stays true
    And always fresh as morning dew

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    November 7, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Reminds me of my sister's wedding dress.

    First to marry will look just right
    After beading and sewing deep into the night.
    Others may want what the oldest has
    But “never again” their mother says.

    Not that I'm bitter or anything 🙂

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    Monica Agapaloglou
    November 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I found your blog through our Art Bee on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Your work is so beautiful and speaks visually. As I look at the three standing together with the knot work floating upward, it brought forth these words..

    Together we stand
    Ties that bind hold lovingly
    Free us over time

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    November 4, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Met Joyce for coffee yesterday, and she insisted I look up your blog–so GLAD I did! Beautiful art you're making.

    Delicate tendril bouquets
    white on white
    ribbon-tied in pink
    speak the fragility of life,
    the delicacy of marriage,
    the tenderness of children.
    How we cherish the fine work,
    the intricate stitches;
    marvel at seed pearls
    we can barely see.
    Would that we treasured
    the invisible ties,
    the joys and souls
    God has sewn,
    into the satin lining of our lives.

  • Reply
    November 3, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Nice piece and good series idea.

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    Quilting Kimberley
    November 3, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Hey Lyric. Beautiful piece
    Here's a short piece…

    Family ties stong.
    The old rise and fall.
    After death birth comes.

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    Joyce Teal
    November 3, 2010 at 12:24 am


    I am not a poet but a dear friend, Laurie Perry Vaughn, is a wonderful poet! I've sent your post from the QA list on to her and hopefully you will get to enjoy her poetry as much as we do.

    Beautiful pieces, BTW!! Joyce

  • Reply
    November 3, 2010 at 12:22 am

    This piece looks wonderful. The different materials are fascinating and makes me wonder what times they represent.
    I love to share this one with you:

    "And what is life?
    A crazy quilt;
    Sorrow and joy,
    and grace and guilt
    With here and there
    a square of blue
    For some old hapiness
    we knew – "

    from: Douglas Malloch
    "A Crazy Quilt"

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    Jane LaFazio
    November 2, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    no poetry from me, but the piece is lovely and I look forward to seeing all of them. so glad you're going to do a book of them. great idea.

  • Reply
    November 2, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I love doing verses Lyric and this is a beautiful piece!! Here are my words…

    Baubles,beads and stitch
    Loved and sewn without a glitch
    Threads from the family finds
    a knot and tie that binds
    A future.. firm in stitch.

    I did say I loved doing it.. not that I was good at it.. ha

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    Jane Teague
    November 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Together we stand
    Strengthened by infinite love
    We are family

    Jane Teague

  • Reply
    November 2, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Very beautiful.
    Since your inspiration is "Family Ties", how about this:

    The Past lives where trees
    Take water, sun and old soil
    To make The Future

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