Yes! I’m happy to say that I completed my project, #100 Day Result, finishing up on July 27th or thereabouts. I stitched one hundred Applique fabric letters. My sense of self and artist self merged into one. I became an artist. I maintained my daily practice through one hundred days. It felt good. A newContinue reading “Yes and No”
Do. Your. Best. Mum’s maxim still rings in my ears, even after all this time. The power of words to linger, to imprint in your mind, to guide, to remind. ‘do’ is hand stitched. I’ve taken the stitches across the letters here, to echo the background. I love to hand stitch. I love machine stitchingContinue reading “Do Your Best”
The letters are growing in number. It’s time for a little fun, (or pun !) time for a word game and this is what I came up with. I especially like the vibrancy of ‘opens’.
I have one hundred 3″ cloth squares in various colours and a number of random letters left over from another project. Each day I will stitch one letter to one square and post it on Instagram and blog about the process here. This is to get into a habit of making and to make aContinue reading “Trying again”
I’m on Day 20 of #100 Days of Beautiful Words. You can see the words and colours growing up the front of the dress. It amounts to one fifth of the total area and I’m hoping there will be enough space for the full lexicon. The schedule however is on Day 22, so some extra stitchingContinue reading “Faith Renewed”
Day five of #100 Days of Beautiful Words and I am starting to flag already ! The ‘inner critic’ works it’s spell by making me vague and forgetful, I almost forgot yoga as well as delaying my start on today’s word. I chose ‘Angel’ today to call on help with the above phenomina.
I fell…was falling, slipping, sliding, going through the air. The cup of tea in my right hand dropped, tea splattered everywhere and BA BOOM…I’m on the floor. I hold my left arm and wait..sit and wait as I assess body pain, register sensations, whilst around me my girl and grand girls rush to help.Continue reading “Message from the Universe…”
…….with colour and like all the best love affairs requires the qualities of honesty, reflection, hope, joy, to name but a few. So I’ve been reflecting on how I use colour presently, looking honestly at what I aim to achieve. As a child I responded to colours set out before me, as an adult IContinue reading “Still In Love…”
Instead of unpicking the white letters I added more, which adds a raised dimension and sets the letters in relief. I used a plain weave white cloth and stitched coloured thread to soften the edges. I made a feature of the ‘Y’ using gingham and a different font , notice how the new yellow stitchesContinue reading “Express Yourself: Decided”