For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Friday, July 9, 2010

taking a break






I am signing out for a couple of weeks, clear my head, think some thoughts, make some stuff........... this will still be open and I am always on e-mail.
Miss you already x

18 comments:

deanna7trees said...

lovely piece---speaks baby girl. hope all is well. will miss your posts.

Heather said...

Good for you, Karen. A bit of rest, a little 'pulling inward' in order to reflect and gain strength, and POW...you will be back with a creative vengeance!!

This sounds like a job for Thornton's toffee!! Giggle.

meri said...

Have a great quiet and useful break, Karen!
Take care and enjoy xx

Gina said...

Enjoy the break Karen. I hope it si productive.

jennyflower said...

Have a good break, missing you too! mwah. x

Gina said...

You've been going full speed and certainly deserve some time out before you ..burn out...couldn't have that, could we? Lovely work and inspiring as always!

Elizabeth said...

Hej Karen,

Enjoy yourself during your well deserved break and say hello to Bruce for me.

With a smile on my face I'll sign.

bunches of yarn said...

Enjoy your retreat...but don't unplug your senses. ^__^

Karen Turner said...

Enjoy some quiet time :-)

vintagerockchick said...

Enjoy the rest Karen, and look forward to seeing you when you get back.

JP said...

take care - will miss the posts so don't be gone too long!

Diane said...

may you have a restful and reviving pause~take care dear.

Rachel said...

Have a refreshing break, Karen and come back to us bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, and reinvigorated!

Jill said...

Have a good break, your lovely stitchery will be missed.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Have a lovely break Karen!
Janice. xx

Marie said...

I just love all the colors you are adding to your lovely pieces...have a wonderful break...miss you too!
<3

Tammie Lee said...

wishing you a lovely break. each stitch is so lovely and supports the next, stunning piece!

Sea Angels said...

Enjoy your rest.
Hugs Lynn xxxx