Today some pictures I took of my embroidery books. I have a small collection of craftbooks and most projects are not for me, still I can learn from the craftwomenship and draw inspiration from them.
This picture above is from a book published in 1980, bought this book at our local thriftshop because of this project. This hassock is made with pieces of felt which are embroidered. How many symbols could I incorporate do you think?
Here a detailed picture.
This is a picture of a wall hanging from a dutch book, dated 1973. Fell in love with this piece because of the various techniques that are used and hoped one day I could make a piece like this.
Have a lovely day where the past and your envisioned future will bring you today.
Some of you already know that I was and still am totally blown away by the spoons of Cathy made with the paper maché technique. At the moment I saw them, all these months ago, I found a moment of total clarity (Thanks Julie). Every piece you read each day has an effect on your being and therefore it is, to me, very important to be aware of this process.
So as you know me, I have been writing a lot about it in my journals and last summer this idea came up. I made a number of cards with lessons I learned while making Soul Food, I knitted around a strawberry carton and together with the chopsticks I can eat carefully. Now something really funny happened the other day, I found this in my mailbox. A very big smile turned up on my face and a joy in my heart as you can imagine.
Today I have a drawing for you from my journal. It is one of the thoughts I had while I was working on the book Worlds. Never realized before so intensely how many rules there are written and unwritten to make this society function. In the drawing you can see the rules men get from women, women get from men and how that ties the possibility of free movement.
Another week has come and gone. I'm working really hard to finish the give-away presents and hopefully next week I can sent two of them home. Thanks for stopping by this week and all the lovely comments and emails. This week I compared them to christmas presents, each present is fantastic, thank you for all the love you sent me.
Have a great weekend filled with creativity and a burst of laughter.
Today the page were this whole idea came from, the last page of the book. There are many more worlds, like the world of the poor or rich, the world of fashion, the world of politics, the world of the movies, the world of the future, the blogosphere, etc.. Each world has it's own unwritten rules. It is like the aunt of Elizabeth in Pride & Prejudice said: "We moved in very different circles."
The last page of the book means also the last song of Bryan Adams, for now. The song today is the song that got me on the path of my new musical love, it is called: Have you ever loved a woman? Again a live version, just love live versions more than special made videos.
Now one last view on the book of Worlds before I leave you to travel again on your own in your own world. The book is now put together and is totally finished.