Yes there is more evidence of my bootcamp machine sewing of last week. This pocket was created with a piece of embroidery which I found at the thriftshop.
A second little needlebook with soft pink roses was created and a big pocket. The big pocket is actually one big piece of cloth folded in such a way that 5 pockets are created and it gave me plenty of opportunity to try to stitch a straight line. It is big enough to take with me on holiday filled with cards, quotes and a little notebook although I'm in doubt of this colour on the camping site.
Now it is time to start a new project, time to get these creative juices running again.
A few weeks ago I saw a documentary about the painter/mixed media artist Anselm Kiefer. Strangely enough his work made a big impression on me. Why strangely? Normally I'm totally turned off by anything that has to do with war, badly spoken English and dark colours. So for me to watch the whole documentary and liking it, is something big, maybe I should say Huge.
And I couldn't help myself to make something, just as a reminder to step out of my box, well at least every now and than.
Never made any embroidery piece with burlap before. Beads on average are hard to find in my work and I never used pieces of glass which I found on the beach before. Still the meaning or message is the same; connection, how to establish and nurture it? And everything is bound together with thoughts of the beach in mind. So this it. Tell me what you think of it.
Time passes quickly when one has fun. Still so every now and than I want to show you that I'm actually doing something besides the chores of everyday. In the picture above you see a little needlebook. Very special? Not really but I did learn a lot making it. How come? I took my sewing machine from the attick and I actually used it too. Won't bore you too much with that process, the picture below tells enough.
Finally I did also an artwork page on the opposite page of this one. The inspiration came from the book Celtic Art by J. Romilly Allen. I borrowed this from the library last week because the other day a Danish artist called Jonas Hvid came over and asked a question about the book. To answer it I had to borrow this book again and why leave it laying idle around when one can also use it as a source of inspiration?
In the collage you can see the inspiration and what I did with it.
This page is sitting in my book already for some weeks but I forgot to photograph it. As you probably notice I'm very busy with lines and borders. All of this has probably to do with stuff that's happend recently with which I'm not gonna bore you, still I like the fact that I'm working things out this way.
Time to wish you a lovely wednesday and I'll see you soon again, I hope.
Last sunday I woke up and all I wanted was to stitch these letters on a piece of linen. So I took my needle filled it with a thread, started swinging and about four hours later a deep sigh left my body. Than I had to figure out what to do with it.
The sentence: "Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." Therefore I made a soft pocket in front of the embroidered piece and somehow the rest created itself. I used some old shirts of my husband since I think men's shirts are so much more beautiful than what I find in the store for myself. Another way of explaining is male and female energy is bound together.
Anyway, on this Valentine's day a pocket filled and made with love is finished. Time to get dinner ready.