Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The name of this paper plate is crossroads. It is a simple plate with two pinpricked strips, embellished and fastened. To top it off some bullion knots are placed on the ends of the strips. The border mimicks the idea. Each day we have crossroads in our lives, most of them are easy decisions but every now and than we have a hard time deciding which way to go.
Hope you have some safe travels today.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
maybe the common thread this week is the bullion knot
just can't resist making them
on my cloth I also made a brick with the safety net
the thread is white, in case you're wondering, but the sunlight gives it an off-white shade.
just love these!
have a fabulous weekend.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The page in the ledger today isn't about a specific plate but focuses on the borders of several plates.
All the plates in this collection have borders made with bullion knots.
The overlay is painted and pinpricked on both sides with circles. The quote is from Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
Enjoy your thursday with or without a knot.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
This plate is made during the summer but it feels appropriate today. I made the plate after seeing the documentary Pray the devil back to hell, a documentary of a group of women in Liberia. They connected together beyond the boundaries of religion and archieved peace after a civil war that lasted 14 years.
The square on the plate means: Till here but no further. On another level it encourages to connect because when connected we become each others safety net. The stronger the bonds, the stronger the net will be.
Wish you a lovely wednesday while you focus on your connections.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
A few weeks ago Deanna organized a give-away in our secret society over at Flickr. The secret society is a gathering of ladies who love to swing their needle while Karen keeps a watchful eye out. You probably guessed it by now, in case you haven't ... I was the winner of the give-away and yesterday my mailman was so kind to drop off her parcel. The handmade pouch is very beautiful. Deanna had ofcourse made some pictures of the pouch but she hadn't photograph the inside. And here was a big surprise. The inside of the pouch is made of silk with a feather design woven in. In case you don't know, I photograph little white feathers when I come across them and so my name was on the pouch from the start ... or so it feels. .. :-)
So thank you Deanna for your generous gift and I will see you in class again on wednesday.
Have a wonderful tuesday!