Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Ode to Erwin J. Lachman

Every now and again one meet the right person and their artwork at the right time. When it happens things make sense, dots are connected which makes me very happy! 

This weekend I came across a video with the work of Erwin Lachman. What I like about this work is the way he brought texture to his paintings by adding sand to his acrylics and his minimalistic style. Lyrical minimalism, definitely a style I like and as a thank you I made this ode to mr. Lachman.

My pieces is made with needle-weaving in two colours of green, bullion knots and backstitch on paper. The composition is from one of his paintings.

Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week.


Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Bayeux Tapestry

A few days ago I had my birthday and this was one of my favorite presents. This book was published before the embroidery book Celtic, Viking and Anglo-Saxon embroidery from Jan Messent, my favorite embroidery book. 

In this book all kinds of historical knowledge is explained from an embroiderer's view. The artwork done in this book is gorgeous and it is wonderful to learn a bit more about the history of this piece of art. 

Enjoy your Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 2, 2018

a little bit of everything

These days I find it difficult to write a post. Not because I'm not productive but simply trying new things means that the idea doesn't always work, the way I want to. In the sample above I tried to combine different kinds of blue with easy going stitches, although I couldn't resist to put in some bullion knots, and frayed edges. The strange things is that I like frayed edges when I look at other people's work but find it very hard to show them in my own work. 

On a regular base I "make a book" with snippets of things I find interesting. In the picture you see on of the books made last week with a viking them. By making these books I declutter my workspace and a source of inspiration is becoming available. 

This croquis design is also from last week. Found this square in the Viking book of Jan Messent and played around with it for a few nights. This is one of my favorite ideas. 

As you can see, a little bit of everything and now it is time to get back to work. Still a lot of decluttering and weeding to do. 

Have a fabulous day!