Friday, April 29, 2016

Nordals II


Another page is ready and what I realized making this page is that most villages have really long names. The problem with that is that I really need to get my letters smaller, otherwise I can't get them all on one page. A problem identified and in a solution is just around the corner. On a more positive note I managed to use the colour green as I wished for in this post.

Time to wish you a lovely spring weekend, enjoy yourself!

Elizabeth

Thursday, April 28, 2016

News


Some of you might recognize this idea since I already made it once before in the ledger for my Focus-project. At the moment I'm making a larger one because I have been invited for the yearly Easter Artshow here on the isle. Yes, I'm aware that this event is almost a year away but embroidery is a slow process and one can't have too much time in advance. 

In the show there will be some of my embroidered paperplates, my small childhood dreams-serie, some stand alone pieces and some pages from the ledger. These pages have to be done again, I don't want to include my ledger in the exhibition because it is too fragile.



This will be the first time my work will be in an exhibition and what I like about it is the challenge to come up with presentation ideas. Luckily there is more than enough time to ponder over that.

Enjoy your thursday!

Elizabeth

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Celtic peace


No idea if anyone remember this celtic peace-sign which I made in 2014. I told you than that I needed to find a way to finish it and this took me over two years. 


The other day, after a storm, we found some wrecked fishingnets. Husband asked: Do you need them? An immediate yes followed. After cleaning it I put the cloth over it and if fitted very well. But how was I to put it on this ring?


As a finish I had done the buttonhole stitch, than I remembered to have some elastic cord in my stash. In the picture you can see how I used it. 

Another problem solved!

Have a great wednesday.

Elizabeth

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nordals


Last week I started a new project which was on my mind already for some time. The start of the idea comes from the book you see in the middle of the picture. The book is about economic stimulation of the northern part of Als, the peninsula I live on. Besides text and figures there are also photographs in the book which I liked. Some of you know that I carry my camera with me at all times and have taken tons of pictures of my surroundings. Besides this I wanted to expand my library on how to use lettering in my work. 

So my photographs and lettering ideas will be combined in this book. There are 25 villages and for each I intend to make a different page. At the moment 6 ideas are about ready and I really like it although at first I thought I would use the colours blue, green and white but so far the green is left behind. Oh well, we'll see what happens later on.

Have yourself a lovely tuesday.

Elizabeth

Monday, April 25, 2016

Friday, April 22, 2016

Joseph Cornell


At the moment I'm totally fascinated by the work of Joseph Cornell. After looking at lots of pictures and watching a documentary about his life and work I ordered this book at the library. It came just in time because a three day weekend lies ahead. Time to snuggle up with a book again.

Have a grand weekend.

Elizabeth

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The second sample of another road


Last week I already showed you the plate on the right. Made another one. The difference is that the one on the right is pinpricked in the length of the plate while the left one is pinpricked in the width. This gives a different effect on the plates. No really sure on how I can move this forward so if you have an idea please let me know .. 

Have a great thursday!

Elizabeth