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







Tuesday, May 29, 2012

I made it!


Yes...the May newsletter is finished and it's still May...phew! I won't go into detail here, if it hasn't popped into your mailbox then you can read it on this page.
The exciting part is the new class....all the links and information are in the newsletter....
There was a little unscheduled post last night did you notice? Well there was nothing on TV! I think I am going to develop a bit of an obsession for photographing my work on top of painting and drawing and doodling. I love how it looks. Having said that my 'painting' archive is VERY small, hardly anything in it at all and I am wondering if it's possible to fit the creation of more paining into my days....also it's not something which I find myself able to do calmly and serenely either. I usually end up ripping my hair out so maybe I should stick to embroidery.

7 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i'm in. sounds interesting.

ersi marina said...

Painting is never easy, I think. I can't do it calmly and serenely either, it takes so much out of me. Things that need to be worked out, and not only painting-wise. It's a lot like writing, you empty your inside on paper and the process can be scary. I'm sure though that if you do fit painting into your activities, the results will be stunning.

Lois Evensen said...

:))) Nice!

Corinne Loomer said...

Hooray for you! Newsletter is done and you don't have to think about the next one until next month! Ha! Love all your efforts, your work is amazing. The new classes look like tons of fun.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful kaleidoscope of textures and colours!

Peggy Holt said...

Karen, I think your posts just get more and more beautiful...I would love reprinting some of your photos just for framing....A collection of them would be lovely hanging in my new studio...

Your artistry is very evident in your photography.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I would say you might have to weigh how much you like your hair as opposed to painting. Glad the newsletter is done and now I'm off to read it.