Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Diane Savona

Have no idea how often I already saw this video of Diane Savona. Still I get totally captivated by her explaination of her work and therefore I share this with you. 



Monday, November 23, 2015

Monday's music

After a stormy weekend everything is wonderful calm now.

Have a great start of your week.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Focus on cloth

maybe the common thread this week is the bullion knot

just can't resist making them

on my cloth I also made a brick with the safety net

the thread is white, in case you're wondering, but the sunlight gives it an off-white shade.

just love these!

have a fabulous weekend.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Focus ledger

The page in the ledger today isn't about a specific plate but focuses on the borders of several plates. 

All the plates in this collection have borders made with bullion knots.

The overlay is painted and pinpricked on both sides with circles. The quote is from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.

Enjoy your thursday with or without a knot.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Focus on wednesday

This plate is made during the summer but it feels appropriate today. I made the plate after seeing the documentary Pray the devil back to hell, a documentary of a group of women in Liberia. They connected together beyond the boundaries of religion and archieved peace after a civil war that lasted 14 years.

The square on the plate means: Till here but no further. On another level it encourages to connect because when connected we become each others safety net. The stronger the bonds, the stronger the net will be.

Wish you a lovely wednesday while you focus on your connections.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Such a lucky girl

A few weeks ago Deanna organized a give-away in our secret society over at Flickr. The secret society is a gathering of ladies who love to swing their needle while Karen keeps a watchful eye out. You probably guessed it by now, in case you haven't ... I was the winner of the give-away and yesterday my mailman was so kind to drop off her parcel. The handmade pouch is very beautiful. Deanna had ofcourse made some pictures of the pouch but she hadn't photograph the inside. And here was a big surprise. The inside of the pouch is made of silk with a feather design woven in. In case you don't know, I photograph little white feathers when I come across them and so my name was on the pouch from the start ... or so it feels. .. :-)

So thank you Deanna for your generous gift and I will see you in class again on wednesday.

Have a wonderful tuesday!


Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday's music

No song can erase the harm done this weekend. So let's start anew, let's try to create a week filled with beauty, tolerance and some sprinkles of love. 

Enjoy that journey.