Thursday, February 26, 2015

Evidence of machine stitching

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.

Have a wonderful day, enjoy yourself.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kiefer or the Philosopher's door

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.

Enjoy your day.



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.


Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday's music

To start of the week a little bit different.

Have a great one.


Saturday, February 14, 2015

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.

Happy Valentine's day.


Monday, February 9, 2015

Monday's music

A different kind of flashmob with beautiful music.

Have a great start of your week.


Saturday, February 7, 2015

So happy

A very small post today but I just have to share how happy I'm with my new found blue fabric. I'm absolutely totally thrilled and my head is buzzing of all that I can make with it.

Hope you're just as excited about something that happend in your weekend.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A new booklet

For over a week I have been working on this booklet about beachjeans or what you call a mussel. I often photograph them while strolling along the beach and when I added another one to my ever growing collection I thought: "why not try to use them as an inspiration?"

The booklet starts with the latest beachjeans picture. My colourpencil mussel doodles with an overlay which represents seaweed, added a little pinpricked mussel to add some texture to it was the real start. After that it was time to swing my needle and create some embroidered beachjeans.

Since there is still a lot of fabulous jeans around in all kinds of shades I couldn't resist using it. Made a pocket, maybe not really needed but I loved that piece so much and therefore decided that a pocket was need. On the other page I made a doodle using chloride on jeans. Made a couple of them and I have to say, it's fun to do.

This little blue dots are my interpretation of cockles. Embroidered two circles, connected them to create "legs" and filled the space with needleweaving.

The last page is a mussel in appliqué using pieces of faded jeans. I realized that I never had done any appliqué in fabric other than felt before which means learning time but that's ok.

The pages were bound together, a cover was more or less just wrapped around it and one booklet appeared.

That's all the news for today from Landanna. Hope you're having fun with your projects too. I'll see you soon again, I hope.


Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday's music

Today I have an instrumental video for you. I chose this video because it shows you the northern part of my isle ,where I live. I thought it would be fun to share this with you. The video isn't made by me but by Lars Weiss with a camera attached to a drone. Hope you like it.

Have a grand start of your week.