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, August 5, 2011

paper and silk.....



I wanted to post today even though my next two pieces aren't quite finished, kind of like making up for lost days I suppose. They are progressing really well though and I have embroidered a piece of silk for my next one...thinking ahead, (I'm being so good...) Tomorrow the two ongoing pieces should be ready for unveiling and listing. Sunday I am off ''up north'', it's my mums birthday so there will be cake!!! There had better be cake!!
Then...next week...oh next week....I am so scared, nervous and worried. Next week, Sunday 14th to be precise..I AM MAKING A VIDEO!!!!!!! Now incase you haven't figured it out yet I am extremely camera shy...what should I wear? The debate with myself lasted all of ten seconds and I decided...A Burka....sorted....but in all seriousness I am just going to wear whatever, be myself, otherwise I won't be comfortable. I don't do make up, I don't do shoes, I don't do glam....so brace yourselves.....and I checked...I don't have time to fit a facelift in....
However....I also need to take work..and lots of it so my fingers will be extra busy for the next week...wish me luck!!


P.S. Just noticed I have a lot of visitors from Pinterest today....thanks for stopping by and especially thanks to the person who pinned me!

17 comments:

Bearer of the Rose said...

Don't worry about your presence on the video. You are among friends. Most of us don't do make-up, wear shoes, shop the runways or have facelifts either. That's because all of us are too busy creating 'stuff' rather than 'self'.

I hope you'll have a great time eating cake with your mom.

jude said...

how nice...

Miss 376 said...

Will we get to see the video?

lilipopo said...

why are you making a video? Do you have a secondary career as a pop singer or are you going to be in the latest Take That video??

chocolatefrog said...

Wonderful! And yes, be true to yourself - for your own ease on camera and for so many of us who have FAR better things to do than doll (ha!!) ourselves up.

Lois Evensen said...

You are so funny! You will look marvelous for sure. And, your work is fabulous, too. :) I look forward to seeing that video if it's where we bloggy friends can see it.

Hugs,
Lois

Maria Teresa said...

Wonderful work!!

avomeri said...

Well... what a great new! Good luck!xx

Rachel said...

I know how you feel about catching up lost time, but as I'm still not caught up...

What are you doing a video for if you're camera-shy? Seems like a great way to stress yourself!

Elizabeth said...

You'll do fine. As soon as you start talking about your work your forget all the silly things. I'm really looking forward to this interview. Break a leg or better don't!!!! haha

Jan said...

How will we view the video? ,I am sure you will be great ..love Jan xx

Beacee said...

Good luck with the video! Enjoy the cake! x

Suztats said...

can't wait to see you!

Iceni UK said...

Hugs and good luck Karen, deep breath and go for it, you will be great.
x

underatopazsky said...

Mmm, lovely, lovely, lovely! I just think the change of texture between fabric and paper is delicious. :o)

Postcards from Wildwood said...

I am loving the paper and silk, and also interested to know more about the video. Do we get to see it?
Enjoy Sunday!
x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Makeup? Shoes? yeeew - what ARE those things!! Aside from that - a video? Where? Do we get to see it? (I go off the internet for a few days and just look at what's happened in the interim - exciting stuff!!).