Sunday, January 31, 2010

The story grows


















This is the lady, perhaps me, who arrived to the island.

She is looking at one of the many birds.


And the island is getting bigger because more people are to come...

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Back to the island - further development...

This piece found its name and I really don't know if I mean that I travelled back to Wales or if I mean by island the refuge in my farm.

I really live at home in an island , far from the madding crowd by all means. It's good for working but I have to escape often from its calm and silence. Perhaps it is because I grew up in a metropole in the middle of sky scrapers. I absolutely love the country and wouldn't like to live in the city any more but I long for a change of coulisse rather often...

I am studying further how to combine machine and hand work. They give such a different definition on the surface. I'm also trying to use some of the zillions of sequins, pearls, etc I have in my stash in a way I can visually cope with. I'm not a lover of too much of them but they have a certain spell you cannot elude...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Slow beginnings...

This is a slow begin. I have problems with a new TV-Server and a new Netbook. Things are getting so digital nowadays... But I could sit at the embellisher and sewing machine for a while.

I am trying to combine machine and hand embroidery because I think free motion machine stitching can be very interesting on embellished surfaces. You see the before/after photos.

























There is less detail in the texture of the piece but there is also more texture of another kind. I think I can use this to do more ornamental work.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Back from Wales


























I'm back from Wales and beginning to feel at home once more after 6 weeks abroad.

It will take some time till I can post regularly because I'm a kind of snail when it comes to begin with a new body of work. After that things begin to work faster.

 In the meantime I share some photos I took in Bangor on the pier. The last one is in the coffee shop of Debenhams. I loved to drink tea there because of the sight.

At that time there were warm sunny days. The pictures look very good if seen big.
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