On the podcast this week I talk to Will of the The Weekend Homestead about fire safety and life on his rural Wisconsin getaway. Will is a former firefighte...
Friday, 15 January 2016
Thursday, 14 January 2016
Anyone into homesteading may like this film.Anyone into arts and crafts too.
I love the 'if you don't know where to start, just start'.
The thing that strikes me about the film is the little sections in the house of the different things they love to do.
To me it creates a type of map of interests,weaving, building, dyeing, growing etc etc.
What sort of footprint would your life make?
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Friday, 8 January 2016
I love the painting Matisse made of his daughter Marguerite-one of many.
Marguerite was part of the French Resistance, she was captured by the Nazis.
Whilst on a train bound for a concentration camp she escaped.
She lived to 87.
I found the perfect colour to stitch onto.
I used the mourning button I had and a little black bird.
She turned out looking a bit older than the real portrait!
Maybe a bit like a lady of the night too!
Hope you have a good weekend.
Au Revoir !
Thursday, 7 January 2016
I have been working on some more little portraits, made of fabric, they have their own papier mache frames.
I love the work of Matisse, I'm not sure if the portrait below is by Matisse (?) It may be a copy of 'The Idol' 1905-06.
I love the colours and bold pattern.
I thought you may like to see the process, so here is some of it in pictures.
I wade through my fabric to pick similar colours/patterns/textures.
I like to work by hand, turning the fabric over and securing it with stitches.
Some of the thread for the mouth got caught, but I liked the way it looked so I left it.
I need to put a little hook on the back, then she's finished.
Has anyone else tried applique?
Bye for now.
Tuesday, 5 January 2016
If anyone is still out there! I have been lurking in the sidelines, reading lovely blogs regularly, but neglecting mine. So in 2016 I intend to blog more regularly!!
Way back in the summer we visited the beautiful city of Norwich.
Within the castle walls is a wonderful museum full of treasures.
An exhibit by the artist Julian Walker appealed to me.
'Collection: Some Items Held'
Each flawed fragment was carefully selected (all from the museums collections)
and under each is the name of someone who was imprisoned in the castle.
I am fascinated by the passing of time and the small fragments we may leave to prove our existence,even just a name.
In future posts I will be showing you more of my current work.
In the mean time, turn on the smellivision and remember the days before the 'constant rain'.
I wanted to make royal icing,but got marshmallow type frosting instead!
Very tasty all the same!
Bye for now!