Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Soul Food (part 20)

As promised I give an update on Soul Food. This journey is getting more and more interesting to me, it is almost like writing the story of my life. A new milestone has arrived I'm halfway with Soul Food.


This picture shows the left upperside.



This one shows the left bottom.



And this last one is the right side.



This detailpicture shows a cocoon and a butterfly as a dualsign for the process of transformation. There is some sort of transformation going on. Let me tell you something funny. During my teen years, a long, long time ago, I started with wearing oversized clothes. Sometimes super oversized, sometimes just oversized. What changed? I started to wear clothes that fit. My body is no longer a hatstand for clothes anymore. Almost all the oversized stuff has left my closet. This is probably food for some therapist. For me this is a little, big miracle, what an embroidery-process can do for ones soul !!!



This is my attempt to embroider a bridge. A bridge is a crossing, to get from one side too the other. A bridge stands for support, a helping hand. And than there is Bridge over troubled water of Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon.

Before I leave you I want to share two songs with you because everybody needs some music in their life. The first one is from BB & friends, the second one from the brothers. The meaning of this combination is to rock the world to peace. ENJOY !!!

I'll be back the 11th of August with stories and pictures.

HAVE A FANTASTIC SUMMER !!!

Elizabeth

10 comments:

B said...

It's interesting about the change in your wardrobe, seeing how doing this is affecting you! You're opening up,showing the real you, maybe?
Thanks for the update, I've missed them! :) Enjoy your summer!

Shell said...

I do love a bright blue sky too. Have a good summer. See you in August.

Mary said...

Have a wonderful, happy summer with lots of things to share with us when you return..

Pursuing Art... said...

Hi Elizabeth...would you look at Soul Food...it is just wonderful and so beautiful! It is like writing your life story. You should be so proud of this and that you are halfway there too.

I really like the cocoon and butterfly and meaning. It is amazing what stitching can do for the soul...it brings peace to me too...it always has. Funny, I used to wear oversized and super oversized clothes too. I don't anymore. I used to say it was because I liked loose and not clinging clothes. But now I realize I was hiding under them. We are better now wearing clothes that properly fit! :) I love the bridge square also!

Your list of things you love is wonderful. I love everything you listed. The only one I have never done is Taekwondo.

Love and enjoyed both the songs you shared on You Tube...they are both great!

Have a great summer...enjoy every minute! Looking forward to seeing you when you get back!

Sending you a heartfelt hug...~me

P.S. Thank you for swinging by and leaving such sweet comments. I love it when you visit, E! Take care and be well!

tangled stitch said...

I love this post it's cheerful and wonderful and the embroidered eye candy is divine. Happy trails see you soon!

ger said...

This really is a remarkable piece... with me, it´s kind of the other way round at the moment: I´m going (back) to more spacious, covering clothing, and I´m very comfortable with that... thank you for your nice comment, and see you in August, too...

karen said...

Simon and Garfunkel...amazing! I saw them live, how lucky am I? and reading to your kids and hearing kids read, brilliant!

Jackie said...

This has turned out beautifully but the process was beautiful too.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Thank you, Elizabeth, for reminding me of how beautiful "Bridge over troubled water" still is ...
Here's a link for you in return:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sofMrIXjNkg
It's Arja Saijonmaa singing Violeta Parra's "Gracias a la Vida) ...
Have a wonderful summer vacation yourself - and we'll be in touch!

Corinne said...

Ah I have missed your posts of late - so nice to see what you have been up to. Love the 'love list'! Hope to hear/see more great things soon x