Friday, December 19, 2008

Red thread


This painting is inspired by the next chinese proverb

The red thread

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstances. The red thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.




For me this image means two people who are one and still have their own path.



This image is like a process were one picks up where the other leaves.




Two people with very compatible energy.



Two people meeting and than 1 + 1 = 3.

In this painting I used four different stitches, the basic colours are blue and brown. I choose these colours to represent heaven and earth.

Well I hope you like it.

Today the christmas school holiday is starting so I will see you on monday January 5th.

Have a wonderful christmas and a fabulous start of 2009.

Elizabeth




Thursday, December 18, 2008

Journey



Today I want to show you this pendant. This is the first symbol I made after having a conversation with my best friend about twin souls and the communication between human beings. For me these two crosses symbolize two lives living separately with the crossroads life is giving us but somehow their energy is so close that they feel they don't travel alone and a loving supporting shadow is with them all the time.

Have a loving day.

Elizabeth

Monday, December 15, 2008

Peace

Christmas is just around the corner and like everybody we are busy with our preparations.

For me christmas is about peace. Peace of mind, peace in the daily dag and peace in my dreams. Native americans have a beautiful symbol called a dreamcatcher to ensure sweet dreams. I made such a dreamcatcher with a small peacebird flying in it as a reminder.

Some years ago I also made dreamcatchers for my sons and at night I reminded them of it by saying a little poem I had found on the internet.

Sleep well sweet child,
Don't worry your head,
Your dreamcatcher is humming,
Above your bed.

Listen so softly,
I know you can hear,
The tone of beyond,
Close to your ear.

Love is alive,
And living in you,
Beyond all your troubles,
Where good dreams are true.

Have a peaceful day.

Elizabeth

Friday, December 12, 2008

Blue scarf


This scarf I made last year and I am really happy for it because it is cold in Danmark this time of year.


The reason I show you this scarf is because it is a reminder for me to buy enough yarn before I start a project. I made that mistake last year which gave me a lot of extra work because I had to redue a number of blocks. You can't really see it very well in the picture but I used three different blue's in it. Inside the dark blue is slightly darker light blue than on the outside. It is made of satincotton and it feels warm and soft.

This morning I saw that maybe I will get to a similiar problem. The last few days I have been working on a painting called twin spirits and now it looks like I don't have enough of one colour. So I'm keeping my fingers cross and hope I can finish it otherwise I have to restart.

Have a beautiful day.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Conversation



This post is about a conversation I overheard between two women. They were talking about the need they felt to spend time with their children now before they were all grown up and the demands of their jobs.

What I saw was the acceptance of life the way it was but I heard loving words mixed with tears of their hearts.






And now I want to welcome everyone who stopped by after reading the post of Elsita and thank you all for the wonderful kind comments you wrote. You made me a very happy girl.

Have a grand day.

Elizabeth

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sea


This collection of the sea I made as a present for a babygirl. Living on an island means that the sea is always really close and will influence your live. So that is the reason I choose these images, the buttons are made from shells which add to the concept.

Hope you like it.

Elizabeth

The face


The inspiration for this face was found in my a drawing my son made. He was four years old when he made this face and I loved it. So I decided to put it on felt and share the result with you. Hope you like it.

Have a great day.

Elizabeth

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mysterybook (4)



Here am I blinded by my love for embroidery. It is more a sketch than a real drawing but I like the way it manifested itself.




The picture below shows the details of the title. All the titles of the book are made with this stitch.




This is the last page of my book. I hope you liked the series.

Elizabeth

Mysterybook (3)



This drawing was inspired by aboriginal artwork. The title dialogue is chosen because this represents a non-verbal conversation for me.






Elizabeth

Mysterybook (2)



This page shows you different kind of stitches. Every stitch is done with a different kind of yarn which makes the difference even bigger. I called this page energy because of the waves and the interaction they have with each other.





Elizabeth

Mysterybook (1)



A drawing was the start of this embroidery journey. Below you can see the drawing I made with my hoop next to it.




The picture below shows you some details of the embroidery.





Until next time.

Elizabeth

Mysterybook



Today I have chosen a special project I want to show you. It started really small with my desire to improve my drawing and embroidery skills. So without any concept I started drawing and put these efforts onto felt. After some time I realized it was like a little story.
Today I show you the titlepage of "my book", I called it Mystery because life is a mystery to me.




Elizabeth

seamonster

This is an idea for a different kind of giftwrapping. This gift is made for a friend who loves being at the beach. The giftbag and the friendly, little seamonster are made out of felt. The cord is from cotton with some seashells.


The gift is a styrofoam ball on which the seashells are glued on. This is a way to show the beauty that mother nature has in store for us because shells aren't shells. They are little houses with their own identity because each shell has his own pattern, colour, size and life before they ended onto the beach.

Have a great day.

Elizabeth

felt bird



Today I'm gonna show you a collaboration between my son and me. The picture above is made by my son at school. It is made on styrofoam, this he used later to make a print. With his inspiration he inspired me and my effort you can see below. I love the drawings of children, there is such a pure essence in them.




Have a beautiful day.

Elizabeth

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Jim Houser


Last year when I was surfing on the net I met the paintings of Jim Houser. It was love at first sight, the colours and shapes he uses are just fantastic. At Fecal Face you can find an old interview with him and some of his work.

His paintings inspired me to make my own painting. I just had one little problem, I'm not a painter. Therefore I made my painting in felt. I started collecting symbols, cut them out and sewed them on my "canvas". I used a few embroidery stitches to give some symbols a little extra refinement.

I hope you like it.

Elizabeth