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







Saturday, August 6, 2011

an abundance of white paper....


I am struggling to believe that Saturday afternoon is here already. Who stole my morning? I am way behind in replying to all my e-mails, I am way behind with my housework and I am way behind on being any kind of organised or where I had hoped to be in terms of my 'to do' list for today.....and to cap it all my internet has been playing up again. I am writing this with everything crossed that it hangs in until I am finished. So far though I have managed to list these two pieces..




I can tell you are all excited about my video.....maybe more than I am. I know you are all waiting for the great unveiling of ''me''. Well I don't think you will see much behind a Burka...but if you do get a glimpse...I can guarantee you will be underwhelmed....it will be available to view online but I don't know when yet...don't worry, I shall look first, check it out and you will be the LAST to know!!
Yesterday some kind person pinned me on pinterest...it was amazing, so many visitors. Please feel free to do it again!! I will pay...name your price!!
Tomorrow I am off 'up north' to eat cake....I don't know when I will be able to get back to anyone, please hang in there. I haven't forgotten anybody, you are all in my head, on my mind, on my conscience. Today I want to put together a piece of white crazy patching....I need to make work for next week and that will be the starting point. Monday you will have cloth.

13 comments:

Vicky Small said...

Amazing detail... looks fabulous. Must have tired fingers from all the stitching. :)

deanna7trees said...

these pieces are stunning. those curved lines are so effective. enjoy the cake.

Sue said...

I pinned some of your work on Pinterest a while ago, but clearly I am not influential enuff :(
xxx

Lois Evensen said...

So many exciting things are happening for you! I'm excited for you, too. :) I sure do look forward to that video. Pinterest? I'm not familiar with that one yet.... I'll have to check it out.

Big hugs,
Lois

Rachel said...

Enjoy your cake up north!

I can assure you that your post survived for us to see - lovely work as always!

Joanna said...

Really love the paperwork, very rich looking. Enjoy your cake.

Elizabeth said...

Show up in your burka that is fine by me. Just hearing your voice and an interview picking your brain will be enough to keep my interest.

Your pieces paper+ are just so beautiful!!!!

Hold my fingers crossed that your access to our world will keep its gateway open. What is it with all these problems, why?

Anyway, enjoy eating your cake and your visit ofcourse. I'll see you soon.

Doreen G said...

Love the pieces you have shown today Karen-and a small question--Do I have to wear a burka to watch the video? :-)

Jackie said...

Beeee0000000teeeful. There. How could I resist saying that? I don't care how much you fine me. I just love these photos of the paper and silk pieces. Absolutely beautiful.Can't wait for the vid.

Jacky said...

Crazy, busy time for you....let the housework wait. We're more interested in your beautiful work.

Stunning as always, such beautiful detail.

Jacky xox

Sheep Rustler said...

Beautiful as usual, OF COURSE. But I have just realised one reason why I love this paper work so much - the little holes look just like beads, with which I am overwhelmingly obsessed!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy birthday to your mum and enjoy your cake!

Tammie Lee said...

wahoo, gorgeous!